In our last article about benefits of online gaming, we talked about 2 benefits you can earn while playing. In whatever game you’re playing, if you throw yourself into the community and the forums, you’re bound to find someone who shares your views, shares your interests and whom you’ll get along with. The more open you are to the people in the community, the more friends and contacts you will acquire – this will open the door for you to a world of new friends and relationships. Interacting with new people who share your interests is one of the best and easiest ways to get to know someone.
Talking with them about everything from the game to sports allows you to foster long-lasting friendships – relationships which can last for a long time even when the game is long gone. On the other hand, if you have a bad experience, you can just dust it off and continue – you’ve lost nothing.
Online gaming is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to make new acquaintances and friends, and should be appreciated as such. In turn, more social interaction garners confidence with further social interaction; learning to talk to and be sociable with people from across the world, from all different backgrounds, is a skill which is infinitely applicable and useful in real life.
Last but not least, and the main reason people play games; Entertainment. Finding a game that suits your interests is no longer the problem in the current indie-developer-friendly climate; from herding magical flying goats to pay for a nice new hat, to building a fortress for dwarfs and making a death-pit out of lava – there’s a game out there for everyone!
Playing online games is one of the cheapest forms of long-lasting entertainment: compare the number of hours of entertainment you have from going to the movies or from going to play golf to the hundreds of hours you can sink into playing a game. You can see right there that it’s an economical choice when it comes to saving your money!
It means the average person can socialize with new people, engage in competition and just have fun on their own for much less than they would if they had to arrange a big get-together with friends.