Steam took a hold of my PC lifestyle so gradually I barely knew it was happening. I installed it when a friend bought me The Orange Box as a birthday present, and then it started getting more of the games I wanted on it… and the next thing I knew I would frequently ignore console releases because hey, I could just buy the game and run it through Steam, which meant less fussing around with consoles. My favorite element of consoles (just popping the game in and running it without a problem) had slowly been eroded by hardware requirements.
But that’s just for single-player titles. For MMOs? Steam has never been my port of call. Having Final Fantasy XIV on Steam seems odd to me, and that’s not counting the many games I played off of Steam for so long that I don’t even think of them being on the platform (I still have my Star Trek Online launch box).
There’s definitely a positive element to having all of these MMOs in one place, of course, and I suspect I may be an outlier rather than the default. So let’s ask about that. Do you use Steam as a platform for MMOs? Or is it there for single-player games or nothing at all on your computer?