Sunday, April 16, 2006

How ironic that those who devote many hours to MMPORGs are considered social misfits. Maybe the truth is that contemporary society has become so misfitted itself that anyone who wants to interact with others must pay money to enter an alternative society that has been constructed for the specific purpose of encouraging teamwork among strangers.

--- Edward Castronova, Synthetic Worlds: The business and culture of online games
(2005) p. 274