One thing I’ve been struggling with over the past couple of years is the sense that I as a player and we as a larger gaming community are not nearly as patient or long-suffering with new titles as we used to be. When it comes to MMOs, I’ve seen people wait years and years for a specific game, only to quickly bounce off of it if it doesn’t strongly impress in the first few days.
I’ve experienced that personally, most notably with last year’s New World release. I was super-excited to play it, gave it a few days, and went “eh” and returned to comfortable old favorites. Now I’m investing time to properly evaluate it and allowing some room to adjust and let it grow on me.
If you had to put a hard number on it, what do you think is a fair length of time to give to an MMO to properly evaluate whether or not it’s play-worthy and for you?