Lineage II takes over 2,000 hours or so to get to its final echelons, the level 70s. It’s not quite as ludicrous for World of Warcraft’s level 60, but nevertheless, the thousands of quests and 16,000 kills that are required to get to the later stages really do begin to weigh heavily on even the sternest gaming constitution. Then there’s Second Life and the need to learn how to use a CAD program to get along and feel productive. Even if you don’t become a builder, you’ll still need to negotiate dozens of unfinished shops, unruly journalists and weird avatars trying to make 3-D porn if you want to survive in Second Life. It’s all a bit much.
And I look at myself in the mirror and think: “you are such a big geek.”