Using the clues in this description try to figure out which game my friend is playing:
My friend Harvey is the type that only plays one game at a time, and the one he's playing now he plays almost as much as he can every day. Most people consider this game too easy, but others would argue that the very ease and simplicity of gameplay is why its so popular and has millions of players worldwide. When he receives instructions for a task in the game, any superfluous details or context either confuses him or is ignored completely, thus he prefers only the most basic instructions so he doesn't waste time and can get on with the game. These tasks usually involve doing a very basic action again and again, and even when he completes a task he is willing to take up the same type of task again and again and again just so he can maximize his rewards and minimize downtime.
Harvey doesn't mind PUGs, but he prefers to group with those he's more familiar with. He judges people by oversimplified factors and doesn't even consider their intrinsic skill or experience. He enjoys grouping but in the end he isn't doing it for anyone but himself, and is only willing to cooperate when its in his best interest. If it comes down to it he will shout at even his best friend over a contested reward.
Harvey enjoys the simple combat of the game even if he isn't particularly good at it, primarily because the punishment for losing a battle is minimal. He isn't interested in any tradeskills, and when he does make something it usually ends up being a worthless piece of crap that he has no personal use for and couldn't sell for much if anything. Since he is reward driven he focuses primarily on the task that yields the fastest rate of reward.
Despite usually being happy with the state of his game, if he believes that there isn't enough new gameplay being introduced or he isn't being entertained enough, he feels entitled to whine about it to everyone and anyone willing (or unwilling) to listen.
Think you know which game it is? Here are some curveballs before the answer:
He pays nothing to play this game, and still expects constant entertainment.
There are no levels, but he does gain experience.
He hasn't killed a single thing in the game.
So what is the game? Do you know?
It's Fetch. Harvey is my one year old puppy.
The only thing I cheated on was the capitalization of Pugs.
Our games are really that basic, and our game habits are really that simple. Why hasn't our genre evolved yet?