In online thousands of gamers gather at the same time and travel the virtual world, performing tasks, fighting with enemies. Simply put, this is a great way to spend time with friends.
Games are rapidly conquering the game market, displacing single projects. No, the latter are unlikely to disappear, but if you do not have a permanent connection to the Internet, you will lose a lot.
In games thousands of gamers gather at the same time and travel the virtual world, performing tasks, fighting with enemies. Simply put, this is a great way to spend time with friends. But often players spend too much time on such games, and many people find this useless.
About the history of online games
Online games have appeared relatively recently, the game industry began to develop rapidly since the 1980s, but then there was no talk of a joint game. Gamers often spent time behind the screen alone, passing Mario, Tanchiki and so on. Of course, there were “cooperative” projects, but to play with a friend it was necessary to assemble together.
I’m not saying that this is bad. Live communication can not be a “bad” a priori. But it is not always possible to be in one place at the same time. Over time, there was a “multiplayer on the local network,” involving a joint game within a single city / region. And already later the boundaries were erased – that is, the players got the opportunity to play with each other, being anywhere.
There were – projects in which there are no single modes. In them you play with hundreds of other users at the same time. You can communicate with them, make friendships or check “who is cooler” when they meet in the arena. And you can not interact at all, and calmly pass the story line, occasionally meeting other “inhabitants” of the virtual world.
Great way to have fun, to get away from reality. Of course, you need to know the measure, but in general, gaming projects can not be called a waste of time. Man, playing, relaxes, enjoys and realizes dreams.