Wow, not sure I ever tried a title that long… let’s see what happens.
Anyway, all this idle speculation about the future of Warhammer Online (not to mention Champions, not to mention the early death of Tabula Rasa) has me wondering something.
Would you start playing an MMO if you knew it was only going to be around for 9-12 months?
I’m not going to do a formal poll but I’ll offer my own conflicted answers to the question, just to get you started.
On the one hand, I have an unhealthy level of curiosity about games, so knowing a title won’t be around too long might prompt me to sign up just so I could get a chance to check it out before it ‘dies.’
On the other hand, one of the aspects of MMOs I love is how open-ended and never-ending they are. If I knew one was going to have a limited lifespan, I’m not sure I’d want to bother putting the time into it to ‘establish’ myself.
I do know I quit Tabula Rasa very much intending to come back to it, then when I heard it was shutting down, it didn’t seem worth the effort of going back. Yet I found myself wishing I’d played it more when it launched.
Still I feel conflicted when it comes to answering this question. What about you?