From my widgets on the right, it is pretty obvious that I am an on-line game player – and a very good one at that. LOL.
When I was in high school, the biggest Multi-media on-line role playing game or MMORPG was Ragnarok. Back then, my Man was totally ditching his studies preoccupied with it. You see, MMORPGs is a lot like blogging – it needs a lot of commitment and in return you will get a sense of satisfaction and entertainment. But I did not get how it worked then so I thought it was totally crap, until I hit freshman year at the university when I started to be involved.
I only play one though, ROSE on-line, the one created by North America. Like most on-line games, the challenge is to ‘level up’ to the maximum level the game offers while defeating monsters and saving the world on the way, whichever job you choose. Of course this includes flashy equipment and clothes that are the cutest, plus there are gorgeous wings, carts, and castle gears available that you can also don.
However, the best thing about it of course is the fact that it serves as our bonding time, my Man and I, while playing. Sometimes I also see other couples playing, cheesy. LOL.
The maximum level in ROSE is 210. Now if you are wondering what is the last red spark I saw…
The ‘level up’ sign is red when it appears then turns blue. It is only a split second but it was joy. LOL.
I was asking my Man what am I supposed to do since I have maxxed out, and he said I could focus on getting rich, the game has its own monetary and business sectors btw, or I can create a new character and start all-over again.
If you think about it, this represents a lot of universal truths in life, about reaching the top, about what comes in the end.
After reaching the finish line, there is nothing do to because you are done.
After reaching the finish line, it sure is joy at first but it can get boring after some time.
After reaching the finish line, after reaching the top, the only thing left to do is go down – and maybe try to reach the top again.