The Daily Grind: When is an MMO not worth playing?
One common question that I see pop up across various MMORPG subreddits is a variation on, “Is this game still worth playing? Should I come back to it now or look for more fertile territory?”
I get what’s being asked here. MMOs ask a lot of a player’s time and effort, and many players evaluate whether a game is worth that. Looking at the server population, the publicity (or lack thereof), how much active development is going on, and if there might be a possibility that the game could go belly-up in the near future are all variables that can go into making the decisions to dive into or pass on a game.
So when is an MMO not worth playing? What’s the threshold for you to say, no, it’s just too uncertain, too abandoned, or even too old?