The Daily Grind: How have your MMO play habits changed as you’ve gotten older?


The stereotypical progress of MMO players is to start out in college when you have the time to spend 19 hours of your day on progression raiding, camping monsters, and making food for the raid, then slowly drifting away, and then complaining that modern games should bring that back but ideally a version where you only need to show up for five minutes between soccer practice for the kids. How accurate that stereotype may be is… questionable. If anything, I’ve found myself getting more focused on endgame progress as I’ve gotten older, something that’s clear to me as I’ve been playing games I played before in a different fashion.

That’s not to say that everyone changes in the same way; indeed, when you do have kids, that makes a big difference in the time you have available to play MMORPGs and how you want to engage with them. We all have different demands on our time and find ourselves going different routes as we get older. So how do you feel your MMO play habits have changed as you’ve gotten older? For that matter, do you feel they’ve gotten better or worse?

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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