We’ve all heard the stories, at the very least. Someone died in a particularly inconvenient way, or someone lost a valuable items, or a craft failed in a spectacular fashion. The point is that an MMO took a whole lot of time and effort you put into something and then tossed it all out the window in just a momentary show of lights and animations. And then that player logged out and never logged back in again, the end, expletives added in the retelling.
Very dramatic, of course, and quite compelling. But has this ever happened to you? Have you ever been playing an MMO and had something happen so rage-inducing that you decided right then and there that you were done with this game forever? Have you ever logged out, unsubscribed, uninstalled, and fumed in private after an in-game event? Have you ever ragequit an MMO for good? And for bonus points, have you ever found yourself going back after all?