Ages ago, I wrote a column in which I jokingly pointed out that in order to really get the WoW Classic experience, you should need add-ons to enable multiple action bars. People tried to counter that this was not the case, as the game already had the option… but it didn’t at launch. Multiple action bars weren’t added into the game as a default UI feature until patch 1.3 in March of 2005. That’s not exactly a four-year gap, but it’s still not a launch feature World of Warcraft had. Just like chat bubbles!
People obviously do not need to memorize every aspect of a game’s history, of course. But I do personally find it amusing to compare my own memory of things with what must have been the case based on actual dates, like how I have to remind myself sometimes that Final Fantasy XIV didn’t have a cosmetic gear system until patch 2.2 (the second post-relaunch patch). So what about you? How solid do you think your memory of your favorite MMO’s history is?