I remember the first time I ever launched City of Heroes. I fired it up, made a character, started the early tutorial… got bored, rolled my eyes, sighed, and shut the game down. No, really. It actually wasn’t until my third go at the game that I really got into it, after several changes post-launch. And it’s not alone; while I talk about having played World of Warcraft right at launch, I actually stepped away from it for a while for a few months and only fell head-on into it for an unbroken period several months later.
Of course, as soon as I started playing Final Fantasy XI I was pretty well hooked, and my first go at Guild Wars got me into the game and committed to seeing it through. I was even one of the rare souls who stuck it out in Final Fantasy XIV before the relaunch. So sometimes the first try was what stuck for me… but sometimes it took a few goes before my favorite games actually hit home for me. So what about you? How many tries did it take you to get into your favorite MMOs? Which games just didn’t click for you until you were resubscribing for the second or third time, and which ones had you hooked right out of the gate?