Part of the joy of working at Massively is that this environment constantly challenges and encourages us to check out not just new MMOs but current and older ones we may have overlooked the first time around. After all, unless your name is Beau Hindman
, it is virtually impossible to play every game out there.
So I can't be the only one who checked out Ultima Online
for the first time 11 years after its initial release or Dark Age of Camelot
around its eight-year anniversary. Sometimes I'm a little hesitant to try older MMOs because I fear that they're a little too long in the tooth or that their future shelf life is almost at the "expired" date, but once I get past that, more often than not I end up saying, "I can't believe I waited this long to try it!"
What about you? What's the longest an MMO has been out before you tried it for the first time? And for a bonus question, what got you to finally give it a go?
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