Over the past 6 months, I have logged over 500 hours in a single video game, and it has been surprisingly helpful for my business.
They’re called MMORPG’s (Massively-Mulltiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) which is a fancy way of describing a game where you create a character and progress along with millions of other players from around the world via the Internet.
The draw of these games is that there is so much that you can do and explore, evidenced by the fact that I have played (along with my girlfriend…which I feel it necessary to include so you don’t really think I’m a loser) for around 20 hours a week for 6 months and have still not even made a dent in everything there is to accomplish.
I didn’t originally think of myself as the type of person to get wrapped up in an entirely virtual world, but yet here I am, and it has had profound effects on my entrepreneurial pursuits, but not in the way one might assume: it’s actually been helpful.
So, how has it helped my business?
This is the topic of a guest post I did for Erin Blaskie.
Erin is a brilliant marketer and fellow video gamer, and I am really honored to be featured on her blog. Check it out!