The Daily Grind: What should MMOs do to facilitate your return?
Over the past weekend, I picked up Hearthstone after a year or two away from the game. I certainly didn’t remember where I left off or had been following the game’s development too closely, so I expected to have to wade through a mess when I returned.
However, upon start the game acknowledged that I had been gone a while and eased me back into the swing of things with a trio of PvE matches and a handful of free card boosters. By the time I had finished those matches and opened my packs, I felt like I had some momentum and found my footing. That’s a good feeling when you’re making a comeback!
It made me ponder what MMOs should do to help facilitate players’ returns after extended absences. I think that there should be some sort of catch-up informational post covering the highlights, and throwing goodies at returning vets is never a bad thing. What do you think? What should MMOs do to ease you back into their game worlds after a long break?