“You like stories and getting into stories then making them your reality. And computers are just your way of getting into it. Because there is NO DIFFERENCE between RPGs and novels.”
The chat transcript above is from one of several conversations with my friends about a period in my life in 2004 when I was addicted to a computer game. The graphics were crap compared to today but I didn’t care. This game was the closest I came to living in Middle Earth. I was addicted to the Neverwinter Nights fan-created Tolkien massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) server. There was even an internet forum attached to this online server so that the small hardcore role play community could get together to discuss their characters and ongoing quests.