A while back, at the height of the WoW Classic hype, there was a thread on the MMORPG subreddit by an author who expressed serious regret over having missed the original World of Warcraft launch experience, not just because he didn’t experience the game back then, but also because even going back for WoW Classic will feel different to vets than for newbies trying old WoW for the first time. You can’t recreate those feels.
“I know Classic WoW is coming out, but I don’t think I’m gonna experience the game like old WoW players had before (still gonna try it),” Reztify wrote, “and I’m soo jealous that old WoW players are able to relive their classic WoW experience (it’s kinda like you get to relive your entire life).”
I can definitely empathize: I never played any of the Final Fantasy games growing up, so I have no personal connection at all to the franchise, which means I never have the same fuzzy, cozy feelings for Final Fantasy XIV that some of my colleagues do. That always bums me out since it’s one of the best-maintained MMOs here in 2019, and I’ve always wished I had that foundation.
Are there any MMO experiences you feel you missed out on that can’t possibly be recreated now?