MOP reader Steve recently posed us an interesting question: Is it time for gamers to stop giving second chances to bungled MMOs and live service games? We’ll paraphrase a bit here:
“We keep seeing this happening over and over again, largely because gamers do keep giving second chances, which means that publishers have no incentive to fix the flawed development processes that lead to this happening repeatedly. It’s true that without second chances redeemed games like No Man’s Sky or FFXIV wouldn’t have happened. But if gamers rejected revamps and do-overs, companies would go out of business, and we wouldn’t be continuously pelted with stuff like Anthem, Fallout 76, SW Battlefront 2, Artifact, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, etc. Is the loss of potentially good games after fixing botched launches worth the aggravation and frustration of games continuously taking our money in exchange for the vague promise of eventually being good?”
I’m generally on the side of second chances, if the first error is properly corrected, but I rarely give a third. Are you with Steve on this one – are there MMOs that don’t deserve second chances?