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What a game GunsAndGuitarsII

Hey there gals and pals,

To start this article I have a confession to make. I'm going to be dead honest when I say I'm writing this for the $5 million dollar reward -- probably like 90 percent of the article writers in the Buzz this week. However, I'm going to try to make it a good read for you; so sit back, click away, or read on, and rethink your life afterwards.

Every now and then, I log into the game and check out what's going on. I usually play seriously for a while, doing some missions, criming a lot, find some guys to OC with and sometimes even join a crew. Buy some points from BSF, gamble a bit, do a give away, fuck around, lose interest and log out, only to return two months later.

But... why? Why do I keep returning to this game, and why do I keep losing interest?

Well one of those questions is pretty clear to me: I lose interest because that's basically who I am; I enjoy things for a while until I find something better to come along and go with it (Shh.. Don't tell my current girlfriend).

But why do I keep returning? I'm not sure. Maybe because it's a habit? I don't think so. There must be a reason because it would have become a habit.

Because I have lots of stuff to do? Fuck no. Maybe for a day or two. But I lose interest again soon enough so accomplishing long term goals isn't a motivation for me.

Actually, I realy don't know why I log in every now and than. So I thought to myself: Why not ask other Leggers of the Boot why they log in.

Here are some answers I received:

  • BANZO, Respectable Boss and member of The Exiled, wrote:

    "Because its addictive."

    Cole, Gangster and Buzz Editor, wrote:
    Friends are one reason. The game provides a great communication and interaction method with people I like.

    The Buzz is another. It keeps me writing and keeps me doing something creative.

    Sky, Developer/Moderator and member of the Elite Guard, wrote:
    My main reason for still being here is that I love the people who play the game. I've made friendships here on BL that have outlasted friendships with people I know in real life. The community as a whole is a great thing to be a part of.

    Additionally I also have the pure joy of being involved in the development of the game in my own small way, so I get to practice my favourite hobby of web development on my favourite place to call home.

    So as you see, people have all kinds of reasons to log in. I would go on to find some more interesting answers, but I have to run so I'm going to wrap it up.

    Why do I personally log in? I still don't know. But I thinks it is somewhere between finding the joy I had many years ago on Bootleggers, and knowing I won't get, but the lingering curiosity remains as to what the game has become.

    Now it's your turn. What is your reason to log in tomorrow?

    Drop your answer in the comments belowwww!