The other day on the podcast we were talking about how there are just some MMOs we can't get into due to one or two very specific factors. Maybe it's the visuals, the animations, or perhaps the method of combat. Perhaps you can't get past the goofiness of one of the races or can't master the control scheme. What's frustrating is that you openly acknowledge that the game looks otherwise solid and that you'd probably enjoy it.
I've experienced many of these moments. I would love to play DCUO
, for example, but I loathe the character creator and the controls. That's a dealbreaker, ladies! EverQuest II
repelled me for years due to its plasticky, uncanny valley looks, even though I knew it would be a deep, rewarding title.
What obstacle keeps you from playing an otherwise promising MMO? And were you ever able to overcome that?
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