The first 3 reasons that come to my mind are:
- Collecting items & experience: many (most?) massively multiplayer online games focus on collecting all sort of items, and getting experience. Some (most?) people love to collect stuff.
- Exploration: Some MMOs are truly massive and offer tremendous opportunities to explore the world. Just think of World of Warcraft – there’s loads of places to visit.
- Other people: I suppose it’s pretty straightforward reason: people play online because other people play online too. People want to socialize and belong to something.
These were the first 3 reasons I could think of.
What you think? Why people play MMOs? If you play those games, why is that?