How wrong you are. Now, I'm not one of those MMORPG types, andf have never even played one. Yet I do know quite a few online friendships which have resulted in good things. And but I do like my 3d...go have a look at the polycount forums to see how people you meet online can not only be friendly and helpfull, but also get you jobs (for example at epic or digital extremes).
But then again, I do realise that these kind of things do not happen at Blue's News...then again, this is not that kind of forum.