Funny New Sketch – MMORPGs
“What MMORPG characters do in their spare time”
I got the idea for this image from my parents who are avid D&DO (Dungeons and Dragons Online MMORPG for the unitiated). It’s obviously meant to be humorous, but it also has a touch of serious commentary on the state of commercial entertainment Western society is in. We use games as an escape, and oh what an increasingly exciting and realistic escape it’s becoming. It’s so interesting to me that it becomes more and more realistic, yet it’s an escape from reality, a “super reality.” Thus the idea of what if the roles were reversed and our reality became the new super reality? It’s certainly possible, the only reason we find our reality so dull is because it’s the every-day and therefore mundane to us. I’m sure barbarians saw their day to day pillaging and raping as totally mundane after a while too.