By now most of us have an understanding. Pantheon will be heavy group and low solo, no reason to rehash this.
- Most mmo players are shy and quiet, that's a fact.
- Many are not shy in real life, but are shy playing mmorpg's, that's a fact too. #1
reason is fear of being exposed !
I was a technician in a very large DVD CD Blue ray factory, I repaired this equipment. Several years in I took an office job, later this job got eliminated and I was back on the floor.... In the few years of absences new modern equipment replaced some of the old.
I had a good reputation and developed a strong ego. But new equipment and everyone was good at it !..... Major fear and dread set in. I was afraid of being exposed. I felt I had to hide it and hated to go to work, I also avoided the new equipment.
" Life was hard "
One day, a good friend noticed what I was doing. He came right out and asked " you don't know this stuff, do you ? ". My fear based plan was discovered !!!!!.... He spent the next few weeks training me on the side.
" It turned out to be no big deal. None at all "
- Since then I refuse to let fear and ego get me !
- Now I say " I don't know anything, show me" !
- It has to be instant in everything I do.
- I see so many people doing the same.....living life in fear !
This totally carries over to social based mmorpg's...... In fact ten fold..... More than anything else in life, just less important !
I'll expose a heavy kept secret:
I suck at mmorpg's !
I'm better at getting groups together than anyone I know !
I don't have a clue on the content !
I count on someone taking the lead, or on occasions we all wing it !
I'm having huge amounts of fun....The same for people I play with.... ALL WITHOUT HAVING A CLUE