The Daily Grind: When was the last time you were wrong about your snap judgment of an MMO?


This weekend I finally got to dig into MapleStory 2 beyond the character creator, and I have to say my initial reaction was oh no. It felt super awkward, and I was immediately off-put by the fact that my character seemed to keep going dumbly into cutscene fights and waking up in a hospital or equivalent. Even my kids watching over my shoulder started laughing at my character’s scripted absurdities.

But after about 30 minutes of that, I started actually enjoying myself: The controls felt more natural, I was skipping cutscenes (sorry), combat started to feel a bit Diabloish (in a good way), and I was loving exploring the city, gazing over player homes, and watching people whip out pianos for impromptu concerts. Plus, something about zoning into the Halloween hotel and seeing a hundred or so other players crammed in there just made me giggle.

Either way, I’m glad I didn’t judge the game solely by its base controls and goofy plot.

When was the last time you were wrong about your snap judgment of an MMO?

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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