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Behind the Curtain: Are we having fun? : World of Warcraft General Discussions

Posted: December 11th, 2008, 8:50 am
 
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Filed under: World of Warcraft, Fantasy, Sci-fi, EVE Online, Culture, Professions, Endgame, Opinion, Behind the Curtain, Casual
ImageWell, it all kicked off over on WoW Insider the other day, didn't it? You couldn't move for all the handbags being thrown around in the comments! Who'd have thunk it? Don't worry, I kid because I care.

The thrust of the argument SLASH discussion was whether or not we should be tracking raid progression any more. It got me thinking. Not about raid progression exactly; about how different people approach MMOs and the content they offer; about how different people find 'fun' in different playstyles.

Here at Behind the Curtain, I've shared my opinions on the Hardcore vs. Casual issue previously. To recap, I'm of the opinion that the difference between the two states, if it even exists, is in the goals one sets for oneself.

Taking that line of thinking further, I began to think about fun. 'Fun' is a nebulous concept, difficult to pin down and pretty damned different for almost everyone in the world. Wikipedia currently defines fun as, "the expenditure of time in a manner designed for therapeutic refreshment of one's body or mind" which seems like a bit of a mouthful, to be honest.

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Behind the Curtain: Are we having fun? originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 06 Dec 2008 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

 

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Author: Craig Withers
Category: behind-the-curtaincasualcasual-vs-hardcoreensidiaeveeve-onlinefeaturedfunhardcorehardcore-vs-casualworld-of-warcraftwow
Publish Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2008 13:00:00 EST
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