I saw two reactions to last Friday’s WildStar news. The first was people loudly proclaiming that the game was dead and that they were done with it; the second was people loudly worrying that the game was dead and stating without reservation that they would go down with the ship. And I completely get behind the second group.
I played Final Fantasy XIV when the game spent a year without a subscription because the developers couldn’t justify a subscription price, when a shutdown seemed nigh-on inevitable. I’ve played World of Warcraft as it’s moved further and further away from the game that I fell in love with more than a decade ago. I played Star Wars: The Old Republic when it first launched, and I kept playing it through complaints when the developers still didn’t know what to do with its endgame, something that I think continues even to this day to some extent.
One of the points that I’ve made in the past is that commitment isn’t simply something a game does to you, it’s something you choose to do, a decision to stick with a game for better or for worse. So what about you, dear readers? What MMOs have your commitment right now, no matter how well they might be doing at the moment?