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?