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Massive Multiplayer Online games take a massive amount of people to play. Are you one of them? If not, what would it take to get you into this massive online world?
I wouldn't say that I play MMOs, but I've dabbled. In fact, I'd really like to get into an MMO, but it's never worked out. I played a bit of EverQuest back during the height of its power, but my interest in the game only lasted about a week. When World of Warcraft release I tried again, but I only made it to about level 30 before abandoning my quest. Star Wars The Old Republic was another game that I wanted to dig into, but a few months after the games release I realized that I was paying for a game that I never played.
It's not that I don't think these games were good, or even that I didn't like what I played. In fact, I remember enjoying each one when I first played them. The problem is that I'm a terrible monogamist (monogamerist?). MMOs are a massive time sink and I really don't have the time to pour into them. I really love to play every game I can. I love RPGs, and shooters, and platformers, and strategy titles, and etc. So the idea of being tied to one game while a new BioShock, or Mario, or Assassin's Creed is releasing starts to make me feel a little tense.
Does anyone else feel like this? Do you play MMOs? What kinds do you prefer? Do you play free-to-play MMOs or do you think subscriptions games are better?
If you don't play, what's holing you back, and what would it take to get you into an MMO?
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I was really into LOTRO for about a year or so. Then I got bored with it. I've also played TOR until I got bored with it. I guess I'm like you Ben. I can only play a game for so long before I want to move on.
I've played more of them than I'd normally admit... mostly WoW and more recently GW2 while we wait for ESO.
I love the heck out of any big open-world game but MMO's are able to bring a massive world to life better than a single player game, so they're worth the larger time investment IMO.
No. I would love too but my computer is too old.
No I don't play MMOs because I get tired of them quickly and I don't like to spend time on computers that much. I just don't like sitting up close to a screen for some reason. But to be honest I have only really played one mmo and that would be Cabal, when I heard they were making a second one I was excited and thinking about jumping back in but then I heard they took out the blader class and lost interest.
The only MMO I've ever played was SWTOR. I made it to level 26 with my Sith Marauder, and pretty much gave up out of boredom...
Eh, then again, I might just play FF XIV while it's free to beta testers. (I'm on of 'em!) Other than that, nope.