Addiction is definitely an overkill description, but it's the right ballpark.
Boredom is a bit of a weird concept to me. 'I just play X because I'm bored'. Ok, so you don't want to do something else more than you want to do X. That's always the case when you choose to do X. Just seems like boredom is another way of saying, 'I suffer from low motivation'.
Obligation??? Of what? Being with your friends? Your clan? Crazy. But I'm sure there are some who feel that way.
Starting over is certainly a thing I see a lot with regards to OSRS. I think it's a bit of a boneheaded excuse, to me, but clearly a lot of people do feel like that.
Personally I chalk it all up to nostalgia. I once loved this game and felt very immersed when I played it. Haven't felt that way in any game really since then, so I just play and pine for the good old days.
Pretty simple. This is a fantasy MMORPG. I just roleplay the World Guardian and grow stronger and stronger every day with him. The World Guardian is living and breathing. He needs gp to buy stuff so I make gp and buy stuff. He needs adventure so I go adventuring. He needs to be entertained, so I participate in a variety of fun activities and quests in his body.
The last thing I will do is to restart or prestige him from level 1. It is an absolute no-no as it only means he is no longer living and breathing.
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My motivations are along the same lines as Kopaka's.
There is a definite calming effect when enjoying something familiar. Perhaps it's particularly potent when it involves the simpler times of childhood. It also helps that there is enough content to keep you busy for years if you want, and it is very easy to set and achieve goals for yourself in this virtual world. It's a nice change of pace since it seems like modern games are chopped up and served to us piecemeal more often than not, and can only be enjoyed for a relatively short period of time before moving on to something else while you wait for the next expansion.
The forums, genuinely the forums, I’m not even kidding. I enjoyed RuneScape because it used to have a strong role playing presence. But I’ve always enjoyed the forums.. I enjoy forums in general. RSOF has been one of my favourites.
I want to emphasize the story and roleplaying parts of a RPG like RS3 are the most important factors I keep playing such games. I play all kinds of MOBAs like LoL and card games like Hearthstone and Legends of Runterra too but only on the side as they lack the living and breathing persistent world which gives me the immersion of a RPG.
For the similar reason, I just don't like shooters like CoD. I rarely play them as I can't see any point dying and respawning 9000 times for years in such games with no reasons for years.
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Chief Elfsaid: The forums, genuinely the forums, I’m not even kidding. I enjoyed RuneScape because it used to have a strong role playing presence. But I’ve always enjoyed the forums.. I enjoy forums in general. RSOF has been one of my favourites.I think that Chief Elf has said it better than what I ever could say !