The Daily Grind: Have you ever fallen for an MMO after giving it a second chance?

It’s no secret that there are a lot of games out there I fell for on my first try (Final Fantasy XI, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XIV, Star Trek Online), but you know what game I couldn’t stand when I first played it? City of Heroes. I played, thought it totally missed what would have made a superhero MMO fun, and left it behind with a sense of bitter disappointment. It was several months before I gave it another shot; when I did, it was lover at second sight.

This is not entirely foreign to me; my first impression of The Elder Scrolls Online was definitely negative, but going back to it produced much warmer feelings. Then again, there are games which I don’t care for much on my first try that later do nothing to change my mind. What about you, dear readers? Have you ever fallen for an MMO after giving it a second chance? And if so, have you found it has more to do with changes to the game or with yourself?

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Dungeon Fighter Online kicks off open beta today

Sometimes, it’s very difficult to explain what’s happening in the world of MMOs; other times it’s incredibly simple. This is one of the latter times. Dungeon Fighter Online is back in open beta starting today, so if you’ve lamented the game’s unexpected closure and want to get back to beating up monsters in a sidescrolling online brawler? Here you go! Have fun.

A new trailer has been cut together showing off classes and gameplay for the open beta test, which can be viewed just past the break. The first test will run until April 13th, giving you plenty of time to smash the heck out of whatever you’d like while playing. So jump in and start breaking faces.

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