It’s easy to overlook the sheer weight of age involved with live MMOs. Sure, it’s easy to say that intellectually there’s no reason you can’t start on Final Fantasy XIV right now even if you’ve never played before, but you also can’t help but be aware that doing so means jumping into an existing game with more than a decade’s worth of history to it. There’s a certain weight of expectations, a realization that you are the later arrival while some people have been around in this title for a very long time now.
This needn’t be a downside for everyone, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that newer players have to deal with an entrenched playerbase and assumptions about how to play and how the game works that might not be immediately obvious. Heck, even if you have friends playing, they might struggle to explain these things due to just being assumed and familiar elements. So are there any live MMOs that you feel are now too old for you to try? Games that you think you’d have fun with but where you just can’t shake the feeling of being too late to arrive?