In the wake of leaving a significant job, I’ve taken up biking a lot in my spare time. It allows me to burn through time, and more importantly, it allows me to be anywhere else that isn’t my apartment, where all I can do is ruminate on what was and could have been. I greatly enjoy the feeling of moving, and more specifically, moving somewhere else and seeing all sorts of places.
I feel like this can happen in games too, and it’s something I’ve experienced in MMOs. Many games transport the player, but, it’s a special game where a large part of the joy just comes from being in and traversing the world. What’s your favorite game or activity that takes you somewhere else that you can use as an escape?