The Daily Grind: What do you do to be social in an MMO?

We're not friends, right? Good.

People have been saying to me for years that MMO are less social these days. I’ve never really understood why; I’m still as social as I ever was. But I think that’s part of the equation right there. What you get out of a game is in some ways representative of what you put into it, and it’s definitely possible to wind up with an environment where you see no one shouting for groups and the social interaction has thus ended for you.

But today, I want to take a different tack. What do you do to be social in an MMO? Not what do you look at to see if people are being social, but actions do you personally take? Do you talk in general chat channels? Talk in groups? Try to make new friends? Wave to people? Help people in the open world? What efforts do you take to make sure that your online games are social instead of being separated singular experiences?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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