Stages of MMORPG Addiction

by Jon on February 26, 2011

I made the following graphic a few years back to describe how most people play through an MMO experience. It’s been buried until now, but I thought I’d take it back out.

World of Warcraft has been fun, and has defied this cycle to a large extent–but I’m about to check out RIFT and see what all the hoopla is about. Wonder where I’ll be on this chart in a month or two?

(The above chart isn’t intended to seriously suggest that MMORPGs are actually addictive to the majority of people. If anything, I think it illustrates that MMORPGs, as currently designed, have built-in mechanisms that result in player burnout).

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Tiago SantanaNo Gravatar February 27, 2011 at 12:39 am

I played RIFT in the open beta. It’s a good game, but I don’t think it’s to be P2P.
In my humble opinion: WoW > RIFT. :)

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