When I play Final Fantasy XIV, I like to be… not on the absolute bleeding edge and rushing through everything, but I want to know what’s going on. I like going into new dungeons as they come out, and they come out with reassuring frequency. I want to be pretty much up there in the forefront. By contrast, I’m content to hang back in World of Warcraft and let the rush pass, then swoop in and do my thing when people have already sussed out the strategies and approaches and so forth.
Being on the forefront of new content means that you get to experience it before others, and you get to be in the front lines of figuring it out… but it also means that you have to deal with not knowing what’s going on, making it naturally more difficult to clear the content. Which do you prefer? Do you like to experience new stuff on the day it’s available, or do you like to get to it after there’s already a healthy dose of player understanding?