I fully acknowledge and own the fact that I’m far less patient about how much effort it takes today to install and learn a video game than when I was tweaking config.sys and autoexec.bat files while installing 14 floppy discs in the early ’90s. MMOs that either throw up too many obstacles to getting into the game itself or are so complicated that it requires a trip to a wiki or a 10-step video series are ones that provoke me to quickly shout “NOPE!” and move on with my life.
Which is a shame, because I’m sure quite a few of these titles would be worth my time if I could and would push past the difficulty of getting into them. Albion Online, for example, was a dream to boot up for the first time and instantly figure out, while Phantasy Star Online 2’s original installation methods and weirdly named features made it less-than-desirable for a casual gaming outing.
Which MMOs are a little too hard to get into, either from an accessibility angle or a working knowledge one?