Filed under: , , ,

The Daily Grind What obstacle keeps you from playing an otherwise promising MMO
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?

Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!

MassivelyThe Daily Grind: What obstacle keeps you from playing an otherwise promising MMO? originally appeared on Massively on Sun, 06 Jan 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments




    · Older Entries >>

    Show: [ALL] [NEWS] [BLOGS] [PODCASTS]

    Updated Today:
    A Casual Stroll to Modor [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Bethesda Blog [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Bio Break [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Game Truth [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    GWJ Conference Call [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Lineage II [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Massively [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Star Wars: The Blog Republic [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Ten Ton Hammer Headlines [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Tobold [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Troll Racials are Overpowered [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Welshtroll [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    WoW on TTH [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Zen of Design [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Updated this Week:
    Construed [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    DDOcast [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Gamers with Jobs [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Heartless Gamer [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Joystiq MMO [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Low Elo [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Morphisat's Blog [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    SWG with Yivvits & MrBubble [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Wondrous Inventions [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Updated this Month:
    A Green Mushroom [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Bioware TOR Dev Blog [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    CrazyKinux's Musing [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    MMO Gamer Chick [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    MmoQuests.com [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Mystic Worlds [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Player Versus Developer [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Psychochild's Blog [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Raph Koster [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Sweet Flag [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    Terra Nova [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    The Instance [HTML] [XML] [FULL]
    The Old Republic News from Bioware [HTML] [XML] [FULL]