Games don’t usually need to do much to point players toward the new. If you’re logging in to Guild Wars 2 when the new saga-story-season thinger drops, you’re probably doing so because you want the new stuff. The new stuff was the draw! And this is true whether you haven’t been logging in much for some time or if you have already picked the bones of the game’s existing content dry. But the handful of players who are still working their way through Heart of Thorns content might like it if you stop back over, because it’s lonely out here and there are wolves after them.
Some games seem to have a downright hostile relationship with old content; World of Warcraft has long treated its older raids like punching bags full of outfit pieces for you to solo if you want. Other games spend a lot of time making sure that you’re always going back, either because you have new jobs to level in Final Fantasy XIV or because you’re getting in random groups that might need something older. So which MMO do you think is the best at encouraging players to take on the older content? And which ones do you feel could be doing a much better job?