The Daily Grind: What MMOs have your commitment?

    
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But robots.

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?

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srmalloy
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srmalloy

Sarigar SWTOR because of the game setting, but if the group trying to buy the IP for City of Heroes away from NCsoft succeeded and restarted the servers, I’d be back there in a heartbeat.

SexyKingJesus
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SexyKingJesus

Nothing

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

None anymore. Was RIFT. Wondering if I can go with TSW or SWTOR. Steam library getting attention.

Zennie
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Zennie

I went through the comments and it looks like I’m the only one who still plays EVE and visits Massivelyop.
Ah well.
Also, I really tried to have some sorts of commitment into Rift, but quests and more importantly shop shop everywhere put me quite off.

Archebius
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Archebius

Serrenity I’m in exactly the same boat, except my main game was Guild Wars 1. Haven’t found a new home since.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

I’ll probably be the last guy playing on the Star Trek Online servers when they finally shut them off one day.

Beyond this, I can’t really say, although Elder Scrolls Online and The Secret World seem to be candidates for similar status in my gaming world.

I guess it all depends on how much the games I love continue to embody things I love, going forward.

We’ve all played games which changed so much between when we first took them up, and when we finally gave up, that it wasn’t actually that we were quitting a game we loved — it felt like the game we loved went away a long time ago, and we were quitting the game which was left in its place.

So, yeah, Star Trek Online for me presuming it remains the kind of game it is, going forward.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

ESO, just ESO for now. I’m working two jobs and learning a new language so my hands are pretty full at the moment, and the voice acting is entertaining, the story fairly immersive and the crafting’s some of the best for the genre. I do wish we had more hairstyles, some kind of barbershop/face sculptor and sexier gear though.

zyrusticae
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zyrusticae

It should come as no surprise to anyone that I’m sticking with B&S for the long haul. Nothing too complicated about it – the game just clicks with me. I enjoy most aspects of it. Biggest wish (besides a muscle slider) is that they figure out how to stop the bots…
There’s also a handful of games I plan on revisiting on a regular basis, mostly after content updates: WarframePhantasy Star Online 2Dragon’s Dogma OnlineFinal Fantasy XIV
I enjoy all of these games, but not enough to play any one of them exclusively for any great length of time.  They all have their pluses and minuses. Between all of these, I’m certainly not lacking for variety!

Estranged
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Estranged

Well Mana, I do use shiny lures.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Estranged 
It was your lure that got into my pigtails though. So one of them said, “Ouch!!” <3