January 14, 2010 5 Comments
For some reason SynCaine over at Hardcore Casual believes that tourist are bad and that MMO Tourist only try the game for a few hours then head back to WoW.
“The only ones who are likely to leave before the first ten levels are up are indeed the tourists, people just looking to ‘check out’ a game, but knowing that short of being blown away completely, they will move on after seeing the new shiny. And if that shiny is not shown 100% to them immediately, out they go a week or so early than they planned.”
I happen to be a tourist and this is what usually happens when I try a new game. If I don’t like it immediately I will not continue to play it. This is really hurting new games because almost everyone has already played a game like this and will move on if they are not blown away. .
Tourist are not bad, they are something that the developers need to plan for and if they play it right they will keep a lot of them for more than one month and maybe even some for years. I was just “checking out” Aion and I have now given them 3 months subscription and I don’t plan on stopping unless STO is good.
If I were not a tourist I would have never tried Aion the game was not on my radar at all. Seriously who plays a game where the dudes look like girls and have fucking angel wings? It is really not my thing but because of my obsession to play every new MMO, I tried it, liked it, and it has provided me 3 months of entertainment. In the end that is all I ask for out of a game.
I play games to have fun and if a games fails to entertain me in the first 30 mins it has failed. That does not mean make it easy it just needs to be entertaining. I will usually suffer through the game for longer just because I paid for it but I know very soon if I will be sticking with it.