The Daily Grind: How patient are you when playing an MMORPG for the first time?


How many times have you seen this kind of advice from fans of an MMO? “You have to get past the first 10 hours and after that the game really opens up and gets good.”

Fauxtaku is being sarcastic, of course, but heck I know I’ve said stuff like this before too, especially for sandboxes that really just flat-out suck for the first couple of weeks until you gain a foothold. It astonishes me that we have patience for games that are bad on the faith that they will eventually stop being bad and become good. We wouldn’t do that at a restaurant. “Yeah, the appetizers and meal suck, but the dessert is awesome.” Why on earth do we pay for that kind of experience in games?

So how patient are you when playing an MMORPG for the first time? Has your patience level for early game BS changed over time?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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