My biggest problem now with Star Wars: The Old Republic is that I recently switched my home computer to a Mac. This is a problem, because, several months after I first played it... years after it was first hyped.. I finally want to play Star Wars: The Old Republic, this December's PC-only massive Star Wars game.
All I needed to be converted, it seems, was to play the game a second time. From the beginning. It was as if I was playing a different game.
My first experience with the game was impaired by high expectations. I don't play massively multiplayer role-playing games. I'm not philosophically against games that join thousands (maybe millions!) of people together and just keep going and going with new adventures for months and years. I love video games too much to be against that idea of an infinite video game. I'm just against playing that game and nothing else, which is what getting enchanted with an MMO seems to mean.
I tried World of Warcraft for a weekend in 2007, had some fun, but ran away to save my time for real-life activities like playing video games that last less than infinite hours. I prefer my games to be liquids that fit into the containers of time I can allot to them. MMOs are some kind of gaseous form of video game, I take it. They seep in everywhere.
In the spring, I tried The Old Republic, cautiously wanting to believe the hype that this game, made by a company whose non-MMO games I enjoy, would be the gas-form video game for me. I hoped for that. I kind of didn't want it to be, either, because I enjoy playing other games. But if one MMO could take over my life, even for just a month before I quit it, I'd let it be a Star Wars game made by BioWare. Their Knights of the Old Republic, after all, is my favorite role-playing game and maybe my favorite Star Wars game. Plus, I like good Star Wars (not the bad stuff, which I'm sure you'll agree with me; why do people like the bad stuff?)