“It’s just a game.”
That phrase popped up again today. I’ve heard it several times. I guess I don’t really understand what people mean by that. I play WoW just like I do every other game out there. I try my damnest to do well. Usually I find forums to learn from people who are better than me at it. I practice so I can do well. I research online to find out what makes people better at it. If I have friends I can talk to, I’ll talk to them about it to see what they know that I don’t. If I was to get left out when friends were playing, I’d be disappointed and frustrated. I play to win and find whatever advantage the game gives me to do so without cheating.
Those are all things I do for WoW as well. With other games, I’m not told though, “It’s just a game.” The only difference I see in WoW as compared to other games, is that it’s actually easier to be “left out” of what people are doing and easier to find people to discuss the game with.
So, I guess, I don’t understand people are trying to tell me by saying, “It’s just a game.” Yes, it’s a game, I understand that, I play it just like I would any other game. So where is the disconnect here?