In today’s episode of Chat Bubbles, I want to know how loyal you are to the MMOs you play. In general, MMO players stick to one game longer than other types of gamers. While a single player game may hold someone’s interest for a month or two, it’s not uncommon to hear folks talk about playing a game like World of Warcraft for many years.
But not every MMO player sticks to the same game for years on end. Some find it thrilling to hop to different titles frequently. They dabble in one game for a few months and then move on to a new release or expansion to sample what they have to offer.
I tend to look for a game that can hold my interest for the long term. I like spending months and years in my favorite MMO, establish relationships with other players, and explore most of the content it has to offer. One of my favorite aspects of playing an MMO is waiting for patches and game updates because it breathes new life into the experience. I want to ride the wave of a game at launch and see how it adapts and transforms over time.
My first MMO was Ultima Online and I played that for a few months. Back then, playing a single game for that length of time was an anomaly to me. Everquest captured my attention for over half a year setting another milestone. I logged in almost daily to World of Warcraft for seven years before I finally started my adventures in Guild Wars 2. When it comes time for me to move on to a new MMO, it’s often accompanied by hesitation and nostalgic sadness.
How loyal are you to your MMOs? Do you game hop or do you stick to the same title for years? When you make the switch, what are the reasons that compel you to change? Let us know in the comments section below.
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