Tenfold Hate

Happy Turkey Day!
November 20, 2007, 9:25 pm
Filed under: Gaming, MMORPGs

One of the key factors that keeps me coming back to MMORPGs is the sense of community they provide–one that transcends geographical and national boundries, age, and political beliefs. Thursday, we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, ushering in the holiday season from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon.

This is the time of year when between hectic Christmas shopping and propelling ourselves into holiday debt, we have the opportunity to reflect on what we value, spend time with the people we care about most, and set goals for the year to come. Enjoy your time away from the keyboards stuffing yourself silly. The games will still be there after your in-laws or siblings or crazy Aunt Alice are little more than a lingering headache Friday morning–and you’re chowing down on a cold turkey sandwich back in front of your computer.

We as gamers are fortunate to be a part of (what is in my opinion) one of the most fun, engaging pastimes out there. We have a constant link to socialization, adventure, and a network of fellow enthusiasts around the world even when we’re homebound. I know it sounds terribly hokey, but this season I urge you to take the time out to value not only what we have on a personal level, but on a local and global one too.

Whether that means being a little nicer to the abrasive cousin you can’t stand at Thanksgiving dinner, or donating some food or toys to a holiday drive or soup kitchen, or walking a dog at your local volunteer animal shelter, or maybe even taking the $15 you’d lay down for a monthly game subscription and giving it to your favorite charity–find something that’s in your comfort zone and let’s make a positive mark on the real world before heading back to the comfy shelter of our virtual ones as we gear up for more holiday chaos.

Treasure the company of your family and friends, both in-game and out and most importantly, have a great holiday!


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Have a good Thanksgiving TTH!

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