Sometimes I get accused of prodding old wounds when it comes to discussing closed MMORPGs. I’m not out to make people feel bad; it’s just that as an amateur gaming historian, I find my mind keeps going back to those games and how we dealt with their ending.
So here’s a weird hypothetical to think about and discuss today, if you’ll indulge me. If you knew that tomorrow — and tomorrow only — your favorite closed MMO was going to reopen with all of your characters and progression intact, what would be the game and what would you do with that time? Would you party up with some friends and go on one last, last tour de force? Would you revisit all of your favorite haunts and screenshot like crazy? Or would you ignore it completely because you already said your farewells?