Everyone needs time to relax. This goes double when you’re logging into a video game, which at least in theory is a chance to do something just for fun without providing additional stress or irritation. And that’s the nice part of MMOs, too; you can log in and start doing something, but it doesn’t have to be the part of the game that irritates the living heck out of you. It can be doing something that’s more uplifting and relaxing.
I’ve been told by a lot of people that this is why players enjoy fishing in the games where it’s on offer, that it’s a chance to just relax and fish without having to focus too hard. That’s never been my personal experience with fishing, but there’s something calming about just crafting and gathering in Final Fantasy XIV, idly chatting or even just staying silent. So what’s the most calming activity in MMOs for you? What do you do when you want to be online and play, but don’t want any additional stress?