I'm playing Eve Online right now. In the background. The autopilot is flying my ship for me while I wait. Which is nice because it gives me time to update my blog, check my e-mail, play with my daughter, eat... Talk about sandwich gameplay.
I love the idea of MMO's...but I've yet to find one I like. I have a theory why this is.
They call it "Evercrack" - but it's not. If anything, console games are the crack. You buy the DVD (or "vial"), you put it in the console (or "crack pipe"), and you get an intense, but short, game experience (or "high"). Ten to twenty hours of gaming later you come down, and need to buy another vial. Much like the crack market, the executives keep all the money from the console games and the foot soldiers live with their mothers.
Compared to console games, playing an MMO is like thoughtfully chewing on the leaf of the cocaine tree. You still get a high, but it's subtle. And you can do it while you do other things.
(BTW, before anybody griefs me, it's a metaphor, people! I don't think games are as addictive as drugs. Well, maybe as addictive as caffeine. But that's it. I've said this before.)
Anyhow, I won't give up on Eve yet. Are there any other Eve players out there? My character in game is "Pod Jamie" if you want to group or whatever it is that Eve players call it.