When I sit down at the end of my day to get in my two hours of gaming, I always start with a ritual: I’ll quickly log in and out of a handful of MMOs to grab daily rewards. In most of these cases, they’re not even titles I play on a regular basis, but rather are games that I anticipate coming back to at some point. And hey, when that day happens, won’t I be happy to have a backpack full of free goodies?
Daily login rewards seem to straddle the line between helpful and annoying with most players. If you’re already playing a game, hey, free stuff is free stuff. But when it comes to pulling you into other MMOs that you don’t intend to play, it might start to feel like a chore or an obligation to do this regularly.
How do you feel about MMO login rewards? Do you chafe at the blatant attempt to get you to step foot on an MMO’s soil, even if for a few seconds? Or do you refuse to look a digital gift horse in the mouth?