Well, I never really actively tried to stop playing City of Heroes. However, I haven’t logged on since January and to tell you the truth, I have very little motivation to play CoH these days. The cure for CoH (Or Massively Multiplayer Online RPGs in general) that saved this Gaming Addict? ... Ruby on Rails. I knew that if I ever were to stop playing games and do something productive, I’d need something that interested me and was as much fun as CoH. Months and months ago, I basically scoffed(?) at this notion. Java is boring. Python is cool (but not nearly enough to pull me away from CoH). Nothing appeared on my radar that was even close to curing my of my CoH addiction.
Enter Ruby on Rails. When the buzz started up about RoR late last year and the beginning of this year, it piqued my interest enough to check it out. Maybe 10 minutes later (i.e. the famous “10 minute Rails Intro video” I was completely hooked. This is what Web apps were meant to be! Nowadays, if I have any free time at all … it’s spent engrossed in Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
Thanks Dave Thomas, Matz and DHH! 9 years ago