Looking back at my first steps in MMOs, it's breathtaking just how little I understood about how these games worked. I mean, a lot of that was on the developers because early MMOs didn't exactly go out of their way to teach me squat. It was a lot of trial, error, and often continued ignorance until someone laughed at me and told me how to actually play.
I wasn't aware of guilds when I was puttering around in Anarchy Online
in the early days. I think I played City of Heroes
without slotting any enhancements for the longest time. And there were those initial World of Warcraft
dungeon runs where I thought nothing was wrong with rushing into fights even though I was just DPS and the tank was over there beating his head on the wall due to my stupidity.
But enough about me! Let's hear about you: What mistakes did you make when you first started in MMOs?
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