For those of you gamers in the audience, what's your MMORPG of choice, or have you played one? Share some fun stories in the open thread!
I'll start: I play LOTRO with Husband. We started at least as much as a test of our new computers and monitors when we upgraded a few years ago. A friend at work had recommended LOTRO as being a little more mature and less cartoony than WoW. We loaded into a field of gently swaying grasses, I wept at how beautiful it was, and that was pretty much all she wrote in terms of comparison shopping.
I prefer playing healers, so I was surprised and pleased to note that my Minstrel healer can also kill and/or stun just about anything just by shouting at it. This is surprisingly close to my real world persona (shouty), so role-playing has been a breeze. What I love/hate about LOTRO is the quests are incredibly repetitive, but this means I can multi-task in the background with my writing projects so...yeah. Husband is less enthralled, but he tabs out and codes. We know how to have a fun Saturday evening, I'm telling you.