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The Daily Grind: Are MMO players angrier than other types of gamers?

Jef Reahard

Massively watercooler discussions are usually pretty fun, and while a good number of them aren't printable, occasionally they provide food for thought when it comes to our favorite genre and the gristmill that is The Daily Grind.

Case in point is a recent discussion that touched on the anger management issues that some MMO gamers exhibit. We basically agreed that -- generally speaking of course -- MMO players are a perpetually angry lot in comparison to their console, casual, and even PC brethren. We batted around a few possible reasons for this including the fact that MMOs usually require more of a time investment as opposed to the one-off experiences common to single-player games. Along the same lines, MMO communities are often personal and may even transcend the game. Both of these factors (and many others) conspire to build emotional attachments not commonly found in more disposable gaming genres.

Today it's your turn to weigh in on this debate. Do you think MMO players are angrier than their non-MMO counterparts? Why or why not?

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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