One of the eternal questions that you’ll see asked in every MMORPG’s Reddit, forum, and discussion is if it’s too late for a new (or even very lapsed) player to jump in and derive a meaningful level of enjoyment and participation — or have they missed the boat completely.
I know the knee-jerk response here is, “It’s never too late!” except that’s not always true in a practical sense. Sometimes there’s far too much content and too many complex systems for your average player to figure out without a whole lot of hand-holding. Perhaps far too much of the community is at endgame, leaving a new player to wander by him or herself through a lengthy barren world before seeing others. Or maybe an MMO is simply on its way out and jumping in now would be, for most people, a pointless exercise.
Whatever the case, if someone asked you this question about the MMORPG you’re playing, how would you respond? Is it too late to start in that game?