The lights are on
Rocky MMO launches are nothing new, from the prehistoric days of Ultima Online through World
of Warcraft and the present day. Long wait times, bugs, and
glitches tend to expose themselves when the masses finally step into these vast
worlds. As much as developers try to anticipate and prevent any mishaps,
perfection is near impossible. We’re
seeing that right now with Defiance. If you’ve read our early impressions, Trion's shooter has run into a fair amount of issues – particularly on Xbox 360. Thankfully, the developers have
finally acknowledged these problems and are working on patches to hopefully smooth out the rough edges.
With so many MMO launches going awry, it made us wonder if
you cautiously wait or dive right in. Being queued for hours to access games
isn’t exactly everyone’s cup for tea, but maybe it’s worth it just to see a world you’ve been reading about for months. So, readers, do you play MMOs at launch or
wait to avoid any frustrations? Have you ever regretted playing an MMO at
launch, or has it been worth any early hiccups?
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I play very few MMOs at all let alone at launch. I just don't really like them.
no,MMOs are CRAP!!!!!
Nah, I'm not really into MMO's
I usually wait a couple months but for the first time, I did just get Defiance at launch.
Well, because of the nature of MMOs I don't play all that many different ones. I've been on WoW since launch, and compared to mmos to launch since, WoW was pretty stable and fine at launch. But since I was playing that and FFXI I didn't get to many other mmos at launch since I was pretty wrapped up in those two. After a time, I've tried others, particularly since I have stopped playing FFXI. But I would see the news about how a launch went and would wait to try it out later, like Old Republic I've just started with a F2P. Now with that being said, my buddies and I are more than likely getting ESO at launch, so we will see how that goes.
I wait a long, long time before I even think about considering the notion of probably entertaining the idea of maybe getting the mmo game in question... I usually opt out.
I have only played ToR from launch, so it was my first MMO. I would say its a good idea if you want to get level up as fast as you can, and be in the best gear possible before the next patch/expansion, but if your new don't get burned like I did. Wait until you hear good things about the game from people who actually experienced it.
ToR should not have been released when it was and I took a couple months of hiatus because of how mundane it was. Now that they are releasing an expansion and have had time to build the game, its satisfying again.
I don't usually play MMOs, but I did try FFXIV at launch. What a disaster. I might give it a chance after they fix it and relaunch it, but only after I read some good reviews.
If I was excited enough for the launch, I might. I haven't so far, though. I tend to burn out on MMO's fairly quickly if I don't have friends with the game, and this is only magnified by early launch's lack of end game content.
I'd actually hoped to jump into FFXIV on PS3, at launch, but... you know that story.
I try to dive in asap, but there is always issues and if its something major I just check in to see when its fixed then im back.
i haven't gotten into the MMO thing yet. it might be that i haven't found the one thing will play for hours and hours for days on end that will keep that interested.
I suppose the fact that I have a busy life really sums it up also.
If it was something amazing and worth an annual fee, then sure id pay first day.