FitGeekFriday 500

Welcome back to #FitGeekFriday, where FitGeeks from around the internet get together, share links, and talk about all kinds of awesomeness.

If you’re not familiar with link-ups and blog hops, they’re super simple: Use the “Add A Link” button below to leave a link to something awesome you wrote at your website, click into someone else’s links, comment, and make new friends! #FitGeekFriday is about bringing together the community of geekery-loving fitness junkies, so get out there and be social!

Do You MMO?

Online gaming has been a part of my life since I was 15 years old. I have played pretty much every major MMO (massively multiplayer online) game release since 1998.

I have not stuck with all of them as much as I wanted to, but the ones that kept my attention for months or years on end–World of Warcraft, Ultima Online, EverQuest, Star Wars Galaxies, Final Fantasy XIV, for instance–all have one thing in common.

A strong community.

The game part of these titles is important. You’re questing, earning rewards, and having fun. But the more important part to me is being able to do so with friends.

There are a lot of fantastic games that I play (or want to play) sporadically just to see the content–Guild Wars 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, WildStar, Elder Scrolls Online–not to actually stick with the game.

Because I don’t have any friends there.

To me, the game doesn’t matter. Much. Online communities are in my Top Ten favorite things, somewhere below superheroes, exercise, and Star Wars. I just love them. I love being able to know people I couldn’t otherwise. I love the idea of adventuring–actually adventuring!–with people in a way that would be entirely impossible in any other capacity.

And that’s why I love MMOs. That’s why for the better part of the past seventeen years, I’ve had an active MMO subscription of some kind or another. Because I like people. I like to belong. And I like to play games with folks.

If you’ve never tried an online game, do it. Do it now. With so many free-to-play games out there, if you’ve wanted to get your feet wet in the genre, there’s never been a better time to try. There’s a game and a community out there for almost every fandom, and with the low barrier to entry, what do you have to lose?

What’s your favorite online game or community?
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#FitGeekFriday Community Guidelines

All I ask is that if you leave a link for #FitGeekFriday, click around and check out at least one of the other posts in the Link-Up. It would be pretty cool if you left a comment at their place, letting them know where you came from with the #FitGeekFriday tag. That’s it!

#FitGeekFriday is about the wonderful community of fitness-loving geeks, so let’s share the love. If you’re feeling extra awesome, you could even share someone’s post with your friends and loved ones–and be sure to use the hashtag #FitGeekFriday, too!

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