Let me tell you a tale of Sea of Thieves. For the year or so leading up to that game’s launch, I was deep into the hype as anyone could get. I loved the art style, the pirate angle, the sense of humor, the freedom of exploration, and the works. I fully anticipated playing it to death when it finally launched.
However, right before that happened, we started to get a much better picture of the cutthroat PvP design that lurked underneath those attractive visuals. The potential for nonstop griefing and the additional issue of the lack of a real character creator quickly killed any enthusiasm I had — and I never bought it.
I feel like this happens all too often, when there’s a game or patch coming up that we claim will grab us for sure, but when the time comes, we kind of ignore it. When has this happened to you?