Launch day! The date when everyone is talking about a new MMO, there’s a mass of new players, overcrowding, disconnections, and all of the bugs are being discovered! Yes, launch is usually a tumultuous time for any new MMO, and there’s something to be said for taking a look at all that tumult and deciding that you’d be better served by just kicking back and waiting a month or so for all of the immediate hubbub to die down.
Obviously, this carries a downside wherein you’re not one of the first people in the game and you’re not necessarily getting in with the main crush of people playing for the first time. At the same time, you may also be dodging the worst queues and bugs in favor of a more polished experience, and if you time it right you’re still getting most of the sense of being part of the new hotness. So do you wait until after launch to start a new MMO? Or do you tend to be there on opening day if you’re going at all?