The Daily Grind: Are older MMOs intimidating for their mountains of content?


When’s the best time to jump head-first into an MMORPG? That is a surprisingly tricky question when you actually consider it. Be an early (access?) adapter, and you can grow with the game from the start… but expose yourself to those glitchy, malformed initial days. Head into it later to enjoy a more mature title… but feel like you’re missing the boat.

And if you really wait a decade or more, you could experience the most realized version of the game… and face a sheer mountain of content to conquer. I know first-hand that a lot of these older titles carry an intimidating presence because of the amount of quests, zones, systems, progression tracks, levels, and options on hand.

Do you find this to be true in your gaming journeys? Are older MMOs intimidating to the first-timer coming late to the party? How do you get past that?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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