The Daily Grind: What’s been your biggest MMORPG mistake or regret?

I don’t like listing off my mistakes and regrets in MMORPGs, but I do have them. I made a giant fool out of myself being tricked into letting a spy into my guild’s castle in Ultima Online, thus losing that castle. I fell asleep on an incredibly boring EverQuest raid once, making my guildies call me to wake me up so we could move on. I went off on an ally in a World of Warcraft raid for a good 15 minutes, shouting up a storm because he rolled on PvE tank gear… for his PvP kit. I quit classic Star Wars Galaxies to escape roleplayer drama and forfeited a metropolis in the process (don’t worry; I went back!).

But what I regret the most is not playing more of the games I knew I loved the most in their prime. I’m more careful about scams, I don’t game when exhausted, and I stopped caring so much about loot rules and drama… but the truly great games? I can’t get them back. It was a mistake not playing them even more than I did.

What’s been your biggest MMORPG mistake or regret? How have you overcome it?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Zarkov
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Zarkov

I regret nothing. I play to enjoy a game and not to regret it.

EpicViking
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EpicViking

Getting hyped for an MMO, buying the CE and quitting withing a year…. (ESO was the latest one). 

Qutting UO.. i miss it, but now its to late for me come back..

Not sticking with WoW throughout its expansions and beeing there for all the glorious events and stuff.. instead coming back between expansions as a mediocre player and not getting the full enjoyment out of the game before i leave waiting on the next expansion…

Spending to much cash in the first year of Neverwinter only to see how far its fallen.. and i haven’t touched it in a couple of modules..

Just got into Ryzom with its steam release… regret i wasn’t there when it came out..

Regret not starting with SWG earlier, and only got a few years of the post-NGE experience out of it.

Loving games that ends up canceled or shut down…(Tabula Rasa and Vanguard comes to mind.. RIP)

Not fixing my computer earlier when it broke during Vanilla WoW, when i came back X months later, all my friends and guildies on the server had moved on.. still wonder where they are today.

EpicViking
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EpicViking

Bannex19 This.. i still play Lotro today, and boy did i wish i had lifetime.. meanwhile i bought lifetime for Champions Online… and while i played it for three years, i haven’t touched it since.. wish it had been the lifetime sub to Star Trek instead.

Suikoden
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Suikoden

Spending too much money in Neverwinter.  
Not playing Matrix Online to the end.
Leaving Lotro.

carson63000
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carson63000

Not playing Mists of Pandaria until a month before WoD landed .. it’s the only WoW expansion I didn’t really experience, due to being wrapped up in Guild Wars 2, and I think I missed a gem. I could easily have enjoyed both it and GW2, but I didn’t.

Coolit
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Coolit

Archage hands down, ruined by a P2W business model.

Adri Cortesia
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Adri Cortesia

Paying RL money for games (and their company) who don’t deserve it and just “abuse” me as a user. having hopes in these games and it ends in a big BOOM! Lot of hot air

Anatidae
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Anatidae

Paying Crypic money for any Lifetime Subscription. Or for really anything.

NoctisGray
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NoctisGray

I met an amazing girl through Wildstar who was a lot like me. We both have synesthesia (cool brain quirk, look it up) and we bonded over it and I made myself wake up early to log in and talk to her because she lived across the world. I guess in the end I pushed her away, and I kick myself for that so much.

blueimpact
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blueimpact

And trying ArchAge at all.