The Daily Grind: Has an MMO ever helped you in real life?

One day one of these games will help me be a good starfighter pilot.  Then it's down to finding a portal to a world where that matters.
I celebrated my fourth year of working at Massively on the first of October by completely forgetting it happened, like most work anniversaries. That doesn't mean it's not important, though. Working at Massively is a huge way that playing Final Fantasy XI wound up changing my life further on down the road, because now I work at home and get to write silly articles with Star Wars: The Old Republic screenshots serving as header images.

Of course, MMOs have changed my life in other ways just as surely. I've made friends, learned about other places, and found a lot of personal fulfillment in between looking for internet dragons to kill. So what about you guys? Has an MMO ever helped you in real life? Yes, I know, we can all cite horror stories where an MMO made us stay up for three days straight when we didn't want to, but let's be positive here. Has it made your life better?

Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!

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