Screenie Saturday: Alone Time

Blaugust 2015, Day 22

Waiting

Just taking a quiet moment to myself.

For as much as I’ve been sharing my adventures here, I’m actually a pretty introverted person. Sometimes I just need to step aside for a little while and do something by myself to recharge my mental batteries. As weird as it sounds, MMOs are great places to be alone. Sure, the whole point of these games is to have giant worlds full of people, but there’s tons of opportunities to get some alone time while still feeling like part of the world.

Are you really alone when these guys are with you?

Are you really alone when these guys are with you?

Solo instances like shiphands, Omnicore 1, and the Drusera ones are obvious ways to get some time alone. These are my go-to choice if I really need alone time since they are sealed off from the rest of the world. Sometimes instead I will just go exploring on my own, or farming for annoying rare cooking mats. These activities at least let me see other players.

All my friends are dead. This did not end well.

All my friends are dead. This did not end well.

Very strangely, I find that I can feel pretty alone in battlegrounds. Often if people are being abusive or annoying in chat I will turn off my chat box and just play. I get the challenge of fighting something more interesting than AI, but get way less of the stress of dealing with people.

What do you do to relax or recharge in-game? Do you seek out solo time, or prefer to be around other people?

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