The Daily Grind: Why do you play MMOs solo?


In a recent video by YouTuber WillE, the subject of playing “together alone” in an MMORPG came up yet again. The video pokes and prods at the seemingly odd phenomenon of players eschewing the social and group aspects of MMOs to forge ahead solo in the game.

There are, of course, a whole lot of answers and reasons for this. As someone who plays solo about 95% of the time, I enjoy that feeling of being in a social space without being pressured to engage with it unless it’s on my own terms. I like doing my thing my way without being dependent on the speed and skill of a team pulling me along.

Assuming that you do, why do you play MMOs solo? What’s the appeal of going off in an MMORPG all by your lonesome?

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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