Anyone who plays MMO’s or games in general a lot is familiar with the idea of a “back burner”. You all know what I mean–the log of titles on Steam you snapped up on sale but have yet to install. The stack of games on a shelf that you sorta walked away from for whatever reason. The desktop icons of MMO’s that you haven’t touched or subscribed to in a while but can’t really bear to remove. Maybe sometimes you even boot up a patcher to keep current, but that’s about it.
I’m such a fan of MMO’s that I can find the joy in almost every title I’ve played. Even my much-despised Champions Online has its good points. Namely, the Freeform Powerset, which is one of the most robust and flexible “build your own character” system I have ever experienced in any video game, MMO or otherwise. Some games, however, carry a sting of regret for me. Titles that, for whatever reason, didn’t grab me from the word go but I still keep eyes on because I think there’s something wrong with me and not with the game.