Hi all. I think all who play Multiplayer Online Games will have met a player like me. You see me doing the same Quest as you, or you see me killing the monster you also need to kill. You ask me: Hey lets group and kill him. And there is not even a Exp Reason to say no. And you get a unpleasant response: No! from me. You may wonder and say: Why is this person even playing a MMO if he enjoys playing alone more. I get asked if i would like to join a Guild - I say No again. I may sometimes say "Yes", but most of the times you will wonder why this person is basically playing "Solo Game" in an MMO. What is so wonderful about playing a MMO 90% Solo if there are such awesome Games out there like Skyrim, Witcher and more. If you ask me if i play them through - somehow i get bored half way even if they should be like the most and best experience for a Solo Gamer like me. I can count the Minutes i truly did play a MMO like most would expect a Gamer to play a MMO - Socail, Grouping, Guilds, Events...... But not me. If i group it is rare. Most of the times because i wanted to video record someone doing something or maybe to be able to help someone. But as i played less, most never required help. There is just not that urge. But there is a reason to stick to MMO, even if you play Solo. Something that keeps me basically enjoying the Solo Game Experience in the wrong environment: MMO. So here are my personal reason i like to Solo a MMO more then an offline Solo 1. Solo Offline Monster are created to suit me and how i play. It makes it predictable. MMO Monsters not. MMO MOnsters are more unpredictable as they are often created for larger amounts of people, they are placed different and for different reasons then in a Solo Game. Within Solo Games i will allways know that they are designed for me to be able to overcome then 100% alone. 2. I enjoy the "living feeling of an MMO" surrounding me. I can´t have a nice talk during my Solo Adventures with a Stranger, but I can have these wonderful moments in an MMO even if i play Solo most of the time. The little talk in front of my House in Owls Town i had once with Arianna who did pass me, the Stranger who suddenly interrupted me during my smithing and asked me questions. I once only did lay down my Avatar doing something different in real listening to Avatar Radio and enjoyed the random moments people stopping and just commenting: That looks relaxed. So even so i play Solo i enjoy the "living feeling of an MMO" surrounding me. 3. I can entertain others just with me presence . A Solo Offline Game will always react the same, no matter what mood i am in real live. But within a MMO the different moods i have will carry over into the game. I had moments my good mood can be reflected into the other players in a Game - i Joke, i suddenly to intense RPG and entertain all around me. I feel helpful and i share the money or items i earned with other players. 4. On a Solo Game you normaly encounter the Same Situation in a Zone over and over. But if a run around Solo in a MMO this might not be the case. If i enter on one day a Tavern it may be empty, on a other day someone might be playing the piano , and on some occasion i might run into a intresting discussion or even a party. This will not happen on a Solo Game. 5. MMO will get often updated content - compared to a Solo Offline game more often So i finished my Solo Offline Game - normaly that was it - Game Over .. lets hope for them to make the next Game. MMO tend to ad far more often new content. 6. Having a House in a Solo Offline Game is one of the most boring things for me. Why decorate it, why make it look nice - I do not care about the opinion of a NPC. But having a House in a MMO , even if you Solo the most of the time, is different. Investing Time to show the Items you found , the rare stuff and make a wonderful looking decorative house means you give something back to other gamers. I am aware as a Solo Gamer that i am sharing this Gaming World - i try to respect that. The way to show i respect that is being aware that the persistant content i was given control over i will try to represent in a "pleasent and intresting way" for other Gamers of my Gaming world. I think that is one of the most reason i do not like Solo Offline compared to Solo playing a MMO - The moment you get persistant content provided you can influence as a gamer yourself - the game becomes so much more motivating then offline. 7. If i run around naked in a Offline Game, or run into a NPC, or curse around - the NPC may respond, but most of the Times do not care about it. But how you are dressed, what weapons you have found in a dungeon, and yes - how you talk and behave in a MMO is different. Some will notice. By the way : If i would have the power to code the Guard NPC´s - i would let them throw every naked player dancing at any party right away into the Clink. And the same for every dressed playing in a Hot Tub. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are probably even more reasons why i have more fun to Solo Play a MMO then a Offline Solo Game. Why am i doing this Post. Because you can! truly be a Solo Gamer and have a exciting Story and more believable Gaming experience if you play it in a Multiplayer World. You MMO Players should be aware that Solo Gamer in your Gaming world do not interfere your Gaming Experience. The requests they have currently are most often going to improve your MMO World. Kind regards. A Solo Gamer who loves Multiplayer.