This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it!

 

Today was the first time since I was a young teen that I played an online video game with a friend. It was surprisingly enjoyable, it transformed the entire experience.

I have spent the majority of my life playing single player games, highly focused on the story and interactivity of the experience. I had forgotten how fun it can be to venture into a new world and discover it alongside someone you care for, and it’s made me realize why the younger generations have become so hooked on online gaming.

Although I still have many reservations about the culture that online games seem to produce, filled with negativity and producing groups of kids who do not know how to interact in a healthy manner due to not having to deal with face to face interaction, I believe that when games are played with those we know deeply it can be a beautiful experience.

Even relatively repetitive games can become intensely amusing and fun when shared with another. I hope to get back into it in the future, especially once I return home. A few mmorpgs have piqued my interest, such as Ashes of Creation and City of Titans.

Here is to a future filled with geek filled fun.

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