Tom Petty said it best in song format: “The waiting is the hardest part.” And let’s be clear about something, this question is not about grinds. It’s not about long projects. It’s about waiting. It’s about sitting at the door of a dungeon and waiting for your last party member to arrive, or running through low-level zones to get to where you need to go, waiting for boats, waiting for something to recharge, just… normal… waiting.
Now, a certain amount of waiting is just part of MMOs. No game is delivering constant stuff in your face in every second; even WildStar had moments of downtime. But some games are heavier on the waiting than others, and in some games the waiting can stretch on for the better part of an hour if you’re unlucky. So how long are you willing to just wait in an MMO? Just sitting, doing nothing, but just… waiting?