The Daily Grind: How many MMOs are you currently playing?

After a long time of fighting my habits, I have finally figured out that I just need to stick to one MMO, maybe two, at a time. I have tried and tried to mimic Justin’s system for rotating through MMOs — all games, really. I always feel that I should be playing a little bit of everything, no matter how absurd that is. And his schedule-centric system should be great for playing seven or more games and never getting bored. Clearly it works for him.

But I lose interest long before the rotation starts over again. I far more enjoy being single-minded and almost obsessive about a game in chunks longer than one session or day. I can sometimes get away with two games if they’re very different, but it turns out I like the idea of variety a lot more than I like actually playing that way. In short: I prefer to binge-MMO.

Does this happen to you guys? Can you rotate through half a dozen MMOs, or do you like to focus on one at a time — or somewhere in between? Take stock of your current situation: How many MMOs are you currently playing?

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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GamingSF

WoW, ESO, plus the odd session of Rift and Wildstar. Usually I have three games going, my friends & family main, a trio game (could be the same as the former) and one or two solo games to dip into when I have time to kill.

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FreecczLaw

I only ever play one MMO at a time and usually have another game from another genre like a MOBA that I can switch to.

As for right now I don’t play any MMO at all. I wish I had one I liked, but I doubt I will see anything I like until Pantheon: RotF is released. I just need an MMO that is about exploration, mysteries and adventure with others which MMOs aren’t anymore.

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socontrariwise

Currently ESO though waning pull (I end up playing way too long into the night though if I DO log in), a bit Skysaga (not happy with the Alpha 10 crafting changes at all, they switch between very different mechanisms for basic gameplay like other people change clothes … :( ) and here and there Creativerse (getting burned out with trying to find the last recipes I’m missing).

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Melissa McDonald

I’ve had a long stretch of no guild, few game friends. Recently a friend I’ve had for a good long while has finally got a new PC and can game with me, and we’re going to play LOTRO, he’s a big Tolkien fan and I think the pace of that game will be perfect for him. On my own I still dabble about in BDO, World of Tanks/Warships, I patch and check in on Star Citizen pretty regularly but don’t really play it. I am waiting for the revamp of The Secret World and will give it a go. Still have STO and SWTOR patched and ready but haven’t played them lately.

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Grim🎃 Darhk

Legion, way more than I expected at this part in the Xpac, pretty impressed with Blizz. A bit of Wildstar, BDO, SWTOR and TSW. Ranging from thirty minutes a day to several hours if I’m in the mood. Though, I’d kill for an actual Star wars MMO. Swtor just wears it’s clothes. Bioware’s been shit as of late, and it doesn’t look like it’s getting any better with the new ME.

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Melissa McDonald

you would think that Disney has a team right now working on the next one, but we seem to live in a Post-MMO world as far as most game companies are concerned in the west. They have deep enough pockets that they could conceivably look at SWTOR and decide what was good, what was bad, and come up with a new game designed to take its place, but until they announce it, I’d suppose it doesn’t exist.

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Celestia

None.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Nonnnneeeeeeeeee. A few on my mind*, but no time!

Secret World, Elder Scrolls Online, GW2, vanilla WoW.

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Nick Smith

I play too many… then i drop most because i have no time to play them all. I feel better when i concentrate and play just one. However this is what i play on a daily basis currently. In order of most time played to least.

Cloud Pirates (2 hours)
Atlas Reactor ( 1 hour)
Trove (15-30 min)
Smite (20 min)
Elder Scrolls Online (15 min)
DC Universe Online (15 min)
Wildstar (15 min)

I wish i had time to play them all more :( or what i really need to do is drop all but one so i can focus!

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Vexia

I have a similar playstyle, Bree. I feel like I get a lot more out of an MMO when I focus in on just one, maybe with a second game to casually play on the side. That’s not what I’m doing right now, though. :P

I am balancing (poorly) FFXIV and WoW as my two “main games,” while checking in with Revelation Online since it’s new and I just started playing. Then on the MOBA front, I play Heroes of the Storm kind of regularly. And then I’ll unwisely spend time trying out or revisiting whatever game strikes my fancy, like Twin Saga, Blade & Soul, WildStar, or Wakfu. So I feel like I get nothing done anymore, but I do this to myself.

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oldandgrumpy

Playing STO and EQ2 currently.

Cut back on STO a bit as the current season is not very interesting and they are balancing the game meaning nerfing stuff.

EQ2 is keeping me interested but they have made some changes recently that has increased the grind which I am not that interested in so I have been replaying DA:O on the side and when Mass Effect Andromeda comes out I will put a lot of time into that instead.