The Daily Grind: Are you a one-MMO gamer?

    
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A year ago, Kotaku published a piece called The People Who Only Play One Game. The author was talking about the rabid, cult followings that blockbuster games like League of Legends, World of Tanks, and World of Warcraft maintain, made up heavily of people who wouldn’t necessarily consider themselves gamers but who do consider themselves a fan of that one game. They’re not really interested in a genre or a gaming culture; they just want to play One Game.

While I do remember the days of moving from MMORPG to MMORPG, lumberingly, every few years, one game at a time in order, I don’t think I ever really thought of myself as a one-game MMO player. But I knew people who were: We’d pick them up in our guild for a game, and they’d stay behind when we moved on. There are still people from our EverQuest group toiling away there, 15 years after we left. For them, it was always about the One Game.

How about you? Are you a one-game MMO gamer? Do you know anyone who is?

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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AGx

I’ll only REALLY play one MMO at a time. As an example, over the last few years (at launch for many of these) I’ve played GW2, SWTOR, WoW, TERA, ESO and many others but progressively none of them compare to what I’ve done in FFXIV (though I don’t play it anymore). Back in the day it was FFXI. Even if I dipped my toe into other games it was more to test the waters than anything else. Considering the amount of time and effort it takes to progress in MMOs, I can’t be bothered to do that across multiple titles. Besides, there’s usually one that really pulls me and I get sucked into it either because of the people, gameplay, story, or some combination of those things and just as is the case with any non-MMO, a game like that will make you want to play it start to finish without break.

Mailvaltar
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Mailvaltar

I’m not (anymore), but I would like to be one again. Just haven’t found “the” game yet.

Mortam
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Mortam

Always play one at a time. I only have enough free time for one mmo. Just stopped EQ2, (which I have played on and off for years), and started ESO.

ToyFuzion
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ToyFuzion

I was that way with SWG. We told all our friends as they moved off to try other MMOs that “We’ll be here till the lights go out.” Little did we know how true that statement was. 
Since SWG shut down, I’ve been unable to find an MMO and stick with it. Some I keep going back to, like TOR, because many of my SWG comrades play it, but I keep drifting out toward MMOs that release with SWG-similar features. Some I have played for a solid year or two, but eventually put them down for good. I’m awaiting BDO, while playing TOR, in an effort to see if it might be my MMO Holy Grail.

C4de
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C4de

I bounce between a few. No single game can scratch every itch.

crackfox
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crackfox

I only ever play one mmo at a time. ESO is the only one I’ve played for the last 18 months. I don’t have time for another.

RaulAnthonyGonzalez
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RaulAnthonyGonzalez

I play 1-3 at a time. I

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

I can only play one or two at a time, but I have several I like to play and several more I’m open to trying.

thickenergy
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thickenergy

Only playing one MMO would be my preference, but these days I have to play half a dozen different games to fill all my different types of enjoyment boxes. This year will hopefully see that change, with so many games coming out that should be far closer to my ideal than the current crop.

karmamule
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karmamule

Oh hell no. That’s true for ANY type of game.  Every time Steam has a sale I’m embarrassed by how many titles have “Already in library” next to them.  >.>