The Daily Grind: Do you have any MMO resolutions for 2021?

    
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This terrible year is almost behind us, and that means it’s time to start thinking about the next one. Which brings to mind resolutions – and because this site is all about MMOs, we’re curious mostly about your MMO resolutions, rather than your general self-improvement resolutions. Those are still great too, but they’re not really the sort of thing to kick off a daily discussion topic, you know?

There are a lot of possibilities for these sorts of resolutions, of course. You could want to try out new games, or games you’d never tried before, or more titles from countries you’ve never played games from. You could also want to be less of a wanderer and focus in on a specific title more intently. Heck, you could be seeking very specific goals within a given game, resolving to finish making a weapon or completing a quest chain or finishing a specific achievement hunt. So do you have any MMO resolutions for 2021?

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Oneiromancer
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Oneiromancer

My resolution is to stay strong and avoid reinstalling Genshin Impact.

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Rndomuser

Yea. It’s very simple – to never, ever invest any money in any form into any MMORPG until I can download and log into the game on the same day of purchasing access to it, so even if the dishonest game developer will refuse a refund for any reason (including utter nonsense like “no refunds whatsoever” text in store), I will simply initiate a chargeback with my bank in case if the game will not be what I expected or what was promised. No Kickstarters or “pay for future beta access at some indeterminate time”. No matter how compelling the MMORPG may seem in descriptions. Never again.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Not so much resolutions, but vague hopes. Especially with a new PC coming here.

SWTOR – catch up to, and through, Knights Of expansion stories or beyond!

FFXIV – Do all trial content (ARR-HW), soak it in. No pressure to do expansions after.

ESO – Base campaign(s).

Path of Exile – Play the gist of ‘POE1’, at least its base story, before POE2 becomes more the hotness.

Remnant: From the Ashes – Finish it? Maybe do another run on harder.

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Another Eden – Mostly catch up through the 1.X content and grind. Version 2.X of the game is still in progress, not finishing and moving on to a 3.0 (Japan) until even later 2021 or 2022, so I won’t be so fixated on getting that done, but I at least want to be much further than now. JP is adding a boss rush mode with a lot attached to it, but that kind of insanity is far from where I care to reach even next year.

Genshin Impact – Have a cool powerful team I can use for the many months to come, by default. Doesn’t have to be meta. I’m working on ‘maxing’ the free story units, but that’ll move on to my higher constellation 4stars, and eventually dealing with my 5stars that hopefully have more constellation by then. I’ve been VERY lucky with unlocking characters.

Last Cloudia – Actually approach the superbosses that have been hanging around, and start beating them with actual strategies. God knows I have the resources, I’m just lazy about preparing myself.

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Anstalt

Same as every year: stick to my own criteria and don’t play a game unless it meets that criteria, no matter how badly I want to be playing an mmo. I’ll only end up disappointed.

2021 looks like it’ll be another bad year for mmos, but there is a slim possibility that some of the crowdfunded games might release and be worth playing.

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Brown Jenkin

Right there with ya! I have clear guidelines for what I want in an MMO, gotta stop overlooking my own criteria and throwing money at games I know I won’t like.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Nothing for MMOs. Maybe finish some more zones in WoW.
But I want to complete some classic RPGs in 2021: Risen series, Gothic 1-2 with mods, Enderal, Witcher 3, play through Mass Effect trilogy again when remake launches and ofc Cyberpunk

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From November 2012 until May 2019 I was an MMO hobo. After City of Heroes was shut down I tried just about every MMO available, but could never find a replacement. I was looking for CoH, but since no game was CoH I rarely made it out of any game’s tutorial area or first few levels.

Now that I’ve been playing CoH again for almost two years (!) I decided it was time to give some of those games another try. I subbed to EQ2 last week, and I’m enjoying it. In a few months if I feel like I’ve gotten a thorough experience of EQ2 I’m planning on dipping my toe back into LotRO.

I’m still playing CoH, but exploring a second MMO is what I’m looking forward to in 2021.

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MilitiaMasterV

Find a new game, I guess. Maybe meet some new people along the way. I’ve run out of friends IRL. My health is shot, and my mom’s neighbor just died from a massive stroke while a virus was wiping people out all over the US, so I guess it’s all starting to hit closer to home now and I was always an overly empathetic person who holds everything inside until I’m about to burst, and the years have been adding up. I think I may just go find a corner to cry in instead.

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Rndomuser

Sorry to hear that, buddy. Hopefully you’ll find plenty of friends online in whatever future game you may try and hopefully your health will improve and you will feel happy again.

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Reach the latest content in the only game in which I currently have a max level character – so that’ll be Avernus and whatever 2021 brings to Neverwinter.

Reach the level cap in at least one other game. Guild Wars 2 seems a safe bet here.

Above all stick to my MMOing schedule rather better than I did in 2020, when I had two long lulls of playing very little of anything.

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SmiteDoctor

Catch up in story content in ESO, WoW, and GW2. Manage to download FF14 and finish all the story content.

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CapnLan

Pretty much to actually find an MMO I have fun playing. Been on the hunt for the last few years and nothing has really done it for me. Still on the hunt.