This is perhaps a relevant question not only of epw/pwi but all mmo's and other massively time absorbing games...True of False: ePW does not provide any happiness, only escape and illusion.I'm interested in comments particularly from those that consider themselves hardcore gamers 20-40 hours per week or more.What made me think of this question was the thought of winning 1,000 pvp without suffering a single loss, would that represent even 1 tiny bit of happiness? For me the answer is no. So while I very much enjoy the escape from rl and the illusion of happiness, I know it does not actually exist in this game or any other such game. I am curious what others think of their experience.Thanks all, peace.
Winning makes people happy. Meeting people who like the stuff you like makes people happy. It might only be temporary in most cases, but I think an escape could be classified as happiness (even if only for moments at a time).People seek purpose in the things they do. Playing games like this to build up your character and accomplish things with it provides a purpose for the player even if the world they do so in isn't real. A person being able to sit in their comfy chair and forget about the world for a few hours at a time sounds like a happy person to me.The world we live in isn't in any sense perfect. We seek happiness through small things. This is one of those things in my opinion. If you're the type of person who plays one of these games and hates everyone/rages all the time.. well then i wouldn't know what to call this.
If it doesn't bring you happiness - don't play.Why ask for 10850238 people's opinions?