MOP reader Ashfyn recently made an offhand comment about quality-of-life upgrades in MMOs that caught my attention. “[Age of Conan] was a my favorite game back [in its day],” she wrote. “Logged on about two years ago and found the QoL was very poor by current standards. I like my comforts, and AoC had hardly any. I usually don’t delete games, but unless there’s a major overhaul of things like inventory and such, AoC is not returning to my hard drive.”
Now, I love classic and older MMOs, but this is so often my experience too. I’ll give a pass to graphics, since what I’m really there for is the mechanics. But it’s the quality-of-life messes that break me, and I can’t help but wish more older MMOs focused on that rather than on new content and pie-in-the-sky graphics upgrades.
Which MMO is most in need of a major quality-of-life overhaul?