Postcards from the Road

[G]ames are inherently about exploration, in the abstract sense of
discovering strategies and options, seeing how rules interact and so
on. And yes, you can summon screenshots of Warhammer halls bigger than the Taj Mahal, or mountain vistas in Lord of the Rings Onlinethe Other: societies wholly different from
mine, cultures built on assumptions so divergent from my own that I
hadn’t realized they were assumptions.

This, for me, is why playing MMOGs doesn’t feel like travel. They offer too little of the Other.(Allen Varney, The Escapist)

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