As quoted recently on the Nexus Weekly podcast. My question to those who do prefer to solo, why are we turned off from group play? Is it the time it takes to find a group? Do you feel more efficient alone as opposed to teaming up with someone? Would you be more inclined to group if you actually knew the people? Speaking for myself, I tend to solo in games because of several reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that I dont like grouping with people I dont know. I've had way too many bad experiences with grouping with strangers and the time it takes to find a group to do group content to get burned by someone most of the time isnt worth it to me. However, I love grouping with people that I do know. If I have a RL friend to game with, we're almost always grouped together unless our stage of progression is conflicting with one another. Its more of a trust thing, and when a game expects you to put your trust into a total stranger, many of us just refuse to participate. Another reason is the time I have available. Being married with a toddler isnt very conducive to group activities. At times, I just dont want to get a group involved in case I have to abruptly leave because the baby needs something, or its time to go out with the family. Granted, theres nothing about the games mechanics that can change this, but it is a factor that I know many of us face. so, even though 65% is a large number and makes MMO players seem very anti-social, there are some very good reasons why we may appear that way.