We’ve been joking about Lord of the Rings Online never getting to Gondor, never mind Mordor, that I’ve become super sad that it’s actually happening, however slowly — and I’m gratified to know I’m not alone. Massively OP reader Kithred commented earlier this week to that effect. “I kind of hope Mordor will never come,” he said. ” I used to think how there’s always new stories to tell and places to explore in Middle-earth, that Mordor would be just one stop along the road.”
In LOTRO’s case, it’s because the storyline is so central to the game’s premise that when the books’ story is done, I’ll worry for the game’s longevity. But I also enjoy the suspense of waiting for something amazing, and that’s true for all games. As absurd as it might sound after the many months of content drought, I’m still sad to know that come August 30th, World of Warcraft will be sucking us all into Legion again. The anticipation will be over, and for me, that’s half the fun!
How about you? Are you ever sad when a long-awaited MMORPG expansion or update arrives?