This is what I see here,
First I have to tell a little story:
I would guess I'm older than most here, 54 in fact. Some would call me a grumpy old man for what I'm about to say but times have changed. Is that an old mans statement or what ?
Back in the 70s life was totally different. Before the internet we had three channels on TV and the law and rules weren't up our butts like they are today. We had much more freedom in daily life's to be an individual. This freedom was ever so slowly taken away in so many ways and the legal system and insurance companies decided to capitalize on the system.
Children are not allowed to play out side for fear of some sort of lawsuit or National News Channel talking about an isolated child abduction ten states away. That strange old guy that wasn't hurting anyone was swiped off the street because parents didn't trust him and now he's in a guarded rest home, even if he never hurt anyone. Public parks are watched for the slightest chance of bad behavior and people are reprimanded or often arrested if seen with an open container.
Other changes, vehicles and homes used to be affordable in cash or very small bank loans. Now entire families have to pool their monthly income for the rest of their lives to pay the never ending cycle.
We have been stripped from being an individual, very slowly and calculated to where people don't even realize it.....What can people do?
They can go to the mall, they can use their free time to shop or go to the designated movie theater....They can use a smart phone as long as they are careful of what they say or post.
All this is not really for public safety or convince of spending. It's built for the establishment to take money from us. No one gives a damm about your safety !!!!!.......All of this happened very slowly and calculated, and it worked !!!
HERE IS MY POINT......Their really is a point !
MMO's changed to a business from 20% to 90%........ I know what your thinking, well yes, sure. Problem is it happened too fast and people noticed that mmos are not fun anymore. Add that mmo's are not mmos anymore. The trickery didn't go in the right direction. Their just video games where you log in, but the makers turn a larger profit for less content...... However many here didn't notice the trick. They believe the makers marketing strategy of saying this is what people want.