I’ve joked before that several of our writers allow me the luxury of ignoring some MMORPGs. I don’t have anything against Final Fantasy XIV, for example – I’ve even voted for it to be our GOTY a few times – but I’m extremely grateful that Eliot’s expertise allows me to sort of tune out of the game’s meta. If it’s important, he’s going to know about it first anyway, so I don’t have to personally dig into the granular details or community spectacle.
I suspect that a lot of gamers also ignore certain games, and not necessarily because they have a Pocket Eliot (I do highly advise getting one, though). Maybe you had a run-in with the developer, or the game tanked your machine, or you went through some bad guild drama there. Either way, you kinda wish it would drop off the face of the earth, or maybe you just pointedly skip all news about it.
Are there MMORPGs you try to ignore?