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Why is it So Addicting?

Discussion in 'Free MMORPG' started by Weehut, Dec 24, 2008.

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  1. Weehut

    Weehut New Member

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    When I started playing Runescape, I was immediately hooked. Although the gameplay was not the best, I was so addicted I wasn't finishing homework and it was effecting my social life, until I just upped and quit.

    Then, my friend told me about WoW, and I downloaded the 10 day free trial- and I was hooked to that. The gameplay was still pretty much a grindfest.

    All the games I tried between that time period, namely Shaiya, Maplestory, Tibia, and Perfect World, none of them hooked me, but a lot of them were better games, like Perfect World. (In my opinion.)

    What makes a game addicting? Runescape seems like the most boring of all the games, click on a monster and pray that you kill it, but it was also the most addicting. WTF? :eek:
     
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    The amount of things you can do makes it addicting. Always wanting to try new stuff, getting the best stuff, things like that.
     
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    Yeah, I'm agreeing with that.

    Fascinating how the internet is... xD
     
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    Cool game

    This sounds like interesting game and I just might try it soon when I get tired to the two games I play today that is EVE Online and Last Chaos.
     
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    ScareCrow Not just a Scared Crow The Pit

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    To me the social aspect is what hooks me, runescape and WoW are far more social with more talkative communitys than the other games you said.

    I also belive thats the reason why i've got nearly 50 posts on here in my first 3 days. :)
     
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    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    I agree.:)
     
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    ScareCrow Not just a Scared Crow The Pit

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    Hmmm, out of curiosity, what level is everyone on runescape? I'm 87.
     
  8. Weehut

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    I quit at level 57.
     
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    ScareCrow Not just a Scared Crow The Pit

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    What was your highest level?
     
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    I tried to keep every stat the same, so I had like, uhm, around 35 or something for Mage LVL, STR, ATK, DEF, and Ranged
     
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    ScareCrow Not just a Scared Crow The Pit

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    I mean skill level xD, mine was like, a high mining or something.
     
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    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    75 firemaking... how about total levels?
     
  13. Weehut

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    Ohhh, oops, sorry ;D

    Uhm, I tried keeping those the same too... Hahaha

    I have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) so I'm like that.

    Around 30 for everything, but I remember I maxed out woodcutting to 45.
     
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    ScareCrow Not just a Scared Crow The Pit

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    Um my total level got just past 1000 I think.
     
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    I forget :p

    Oh well, I'll login again someday...
     
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    Yeah, i agree with you. more feature = more fun
     
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    I think it's how simple the features are... if a game has a ton a feature but they are really hard to find or hard to use it's not fun.
     
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    1646 skill over the past 7 years... I dont play often. It's a good game though.
     
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    What makes it addicting is the amount of things you can do.Happened to me before.
     
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    I don't see what component makes it so addicting. The graphics? No.
     
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