I’ll go first: Nope, it’s not. Unless the game is sunsetting tomorrow, it’s never too late. It’s a video game, folks. You sit on your butt and play it. If that thing holding you back is just fear of not being competitive, banish that thought.
But this is a question we hear endlessly, isn’t? And a sentiment we see expressed over and over. It’s even one I’ve expressed! And yet this summer I returned to Lord of the Rings Online after an embarrassingly long time. I was worried I’d never be able to get back into it, but in reality I moved back in super seamlessly. And since my husband’s old characters are trapped on dead servers, he had to outright reroll – and he eased back in too. (We might not be staying, but it’s not for lack of trying – that’s another story altogether.)
Do you think it is ever too late to start playing an MMORPG? Where’s your line for deciding it’s ripe or overripe for a return? Is it age or content or leveling or powercreep or something else?