hm.. Tempo .. I don't see where the comparison is in here from game to real world.
Here's one though guys:
The worst happens and a character is no longer fun to play (Can't say I've had this problem, but some do!)
MuD - Oh, I don't liket his char. I'll just recreate and have fun something new
Real Life - Life isn't fun. Oh well... keep on a going!
Comparison - needing a moment to oneself
MuD - AFK Folks (find a spot to be alone and go afk safely
Real Life - Good luck finding a moment to yourself! Outside world, internet, phone and.. all manner of ways to find society nudging at you