The Daily Grind: Do you want to go back and see old content in MMOs?


Bree and I were having a conversation about video games the other day, which is not unusual. (We kibbitz a lot about video games; it’s a normal part of our interactions.) Specifically, we were talking about our own (actually rather similar) histories in terms of what consoles we had available to us as kids and when, and that in turn got me thinking about old content in MMOs – because how much stuff the game expects you to go back and experience varies.

In some MMOs, you are not expected to really worry about anything that happened before the current expansion; get to the level cap, then progress through the prior endgame tiers up to the current ones. Other MMOs keep the older stuff far more relevant to your modern experience and outright expect you to give it a shot. Some even make it mandatory to go through old content to get through new things; you are doing your level-appropriate limit break quests in Final Fantasy XI whether you like it or not, young lady. So the question is… do you want that in the first place? Do you want to go back and see old content in MMOs? Or are you happy consigning most of it to be gleefully forgotten?

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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