While I’m always up for trying out new MMOs and crossing my fingers that a future title will click with me, I do so with the calm assurance of knowing that I have my fallback MMORPGs to keep me occupied no matter what. I’ve grown very comfortable leaving and returning to certain game worlds over the years, knowing that when I depart, it’s only for a little while.
For me, the MMO that I’ve come back to the most is most definitely Lord of the Rings Online. The other day I was embarking on yet another new character’s journey and trying to analyze just what it is about this game that makes it such a welcoming experience when I come back to it. Familiarity and a deep sense of world is part of it, as is the sanguine pace and the tone.
Which MMO have you returned to the most over the years? Which game have you said farewell to… only to say hello, over and over again?