Weekly MMORPG.com columnist Dan Fortier talks about what happens to MMORPG players when we're waiting for our next big game.
It seems to me that MMO players spend a lot of time waiting for something cool to happen. You wait for your group; wait for a spawn; wait for a specific drop; wait for that item to finish being crafted...the list goes on and on. We seem to define our game experience by the amount of time it takes us to do something and it's not uncommon for a player to spend far more than half of his online time just waiting for the cool part of the game to start. This article, however, is going to spare you that tired rant and focus on another waiting game that is just as common: Waiting for a game you've been watching to be released. Join me on a little textual adventure this week as we quest for answers to the secrets behind the Waiting Game.
Read the whole column here.