The Daily Grind: How do you pass the time until your crowdfunded MMO launches?

    
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While reading the informative interview from Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs the other day, it hit me how long it has been since some of these crowdfunding projects first revved up a campaign. Yes, it takes a long time and a lot of hard work to build an MMORPG, but still, it has been years and years since many of us first donated to and started following projects that still have not come to fruition.

So here’s the question for fans of games like Camelot Unchained, Crowfall, Star Citizen, Pantheon, and more — how do you pass the time? How do you make the waiting bearable? Do you distance yourself from the game and concentrate on other titles until it’s ready, or do you go the opposite direction and follow every single scrap of news and conversation about that MMO? Do you try to get into every early access test possible? Have you put together or joined a guild? Do you keep purchasing more account add-ons? Or is it not really much of an issue at all?

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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Vaeris
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Vaeris

Having followed MMOs since 1996/1997 and experiencing a great deal of disappointment in recent years I don’t devote copious amounts of time to staring at the screen for scraps of information about games that, frankly in this day and age, may not ever make it to launch.

There just are too many other things that are in the here an now, are real, that I can occupy myself with. The most important of all are my wife and kids. I don’t really care about any MMO available to play out there at the moment, with the only upcoming one sparking any interest being Pantheon. My wife along with 6 and 7 year olds like WoW so I play along with them as one of our many family time activities but I don’t log into WoW if none of them aren’t on.

Started to wonder if being too old to play MMOs is a thing, yet I see many people my age and older enjoying them. I still play all manner of other games on Switch and PC. So…it’s not me, it’s you, MMO genre.

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Nick Smith

That’s exactly what i do. Play any current mmo until the one i kickstarted is released. Ill play single player games too.

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Roger Melly

I still play a bit of Lord of the Rings every day on the progression servers for about an hour in the evening and currently play a bit of Far Cry 4 as well each day ( usually one or two missions ) .

Mostly I am doing real life stuff . Girlfriend and I got a new dog so we are taking it out a lot for walks around the countryside .

To be honest I don’t know if I will ever return to gaming in the way I once did . When Camelot Unchained or Pantheon come out I will give them a try but I don’t think I will be playing for more than a couple of hours a night before I go to bed .

Girlfriends and puppies take up a lot of time :P

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Dean Greenhoe

In the absence of an new mmo I really want to play I am finding non game things I enjoy. I do not enjoy replaying old mmo’s that I have mastered in the past. Plenty of yard work and home projects. I feel this is a healthy break from daily gaming. I can wait until the new ones are ready.

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Ironwu

Wondering if I can get my money back and vowing never to fund any MMO ever again.

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deekay_000

the last of them i’ve not written off at this time i play regularly. and it’s honestly one of the most engaging games to me personally i’ve played in such a dang long time too.

it’s ended up being a game that me as someone who has relied heavily on playing with friends to get motivated and engaged with video games over the past several years being something i am excited to play solo and independently from others.

and i mean that’s like 1 for six kickstarter games i bought into before they were widely/at all playable that i do/have enjoyed and/or haven’t died on the vine or aren’t imminently about to die on the vine.

and even poorer ratio for ones i’ve been keen on (tho horse world online’s vague success within it’s extreme niche is very pleasing) but not backed.

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Sorenthaz

I play other games and keep occasional tabs on it but don’t really worry too much ’til I finally get an email saying “hey it’s launched, here’s your key” or “whoops sorry we’re shutting down”.

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NeoWolf

Playing games?

Watched kettle doesn’t boil any faster and all that.. I mean what other option is there? WANTING something to hurry up and come out is great but sadly it also doesn’t work lol

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Daniel Miller

Mmos take 5 to 7 years. Knowing this before you invest, you should just buy a starter pack.

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Doulos

The 3 rules of starting a Business.
1 It is going to take twice as long.
2 It is going to cost twice as much.
3 You are not the exception.