The Daily Grind: Do you push through hard MMO content or walk away?


Sooner or later it happens. It always does. You’re moving along in your MMO at a fair clip, spending just the right amount of time in each area, being drip-fed enough rewards to be satisfied, feeling generally accomplished… and then you hit THE WALL.

THE WALL never looks the same, but you know it when you experience it. You get bogged down in a questing series, or can’t finish a crucial task, or you’re absolutely lost in a confusing zone, or you can’t find other people to help you finish a necessary mission. Sometimes THE WALL is discovering that your goal is gated behind a whole lot of grinding that you don’t have the heart to do.

So when this happens, when you encounter content that’s tough, demoralizing, or confusing, what’s your typical reaction? Do you push through it? Do you walk away from the game? Do you take a break and then come back at it fresh? Do you look for help? What do you do?

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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