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The Daily Grind: What game did you hate until you tried it?

Eliot Lefebvre

So after years of your best friend pestering you, you've finally agreed to try a game that you know isn't going to hook you. He's been on you forever about how much you'll love Game X, but as you log in and start making a character, you know it won't be what you want, even if the character creation is nice. Oh, and the classes are interesting. And combat is pretty engaging, and you like what's going on with crafting, and the elements that you thought would define the gameplay are actually much less important than you thought. Before you know it, you're signed up for a full three months, having come to the conclusion that Game X is actually exactly what you wanted without ever knowing it beforehand.

We all form opinions in our heads about games we haven't played, mostly because the alternative would require playing almost every MMO available to max level just to see whether it's your cup of tea or not. But sometimes those opinions turn out to be dramatically wrong, even to the point that the game you knew you'd never like is much closer to the game you always wanted than seemed possible. When has a game you didn't expect to like surprised you, possibly even to the point of becoming your main game? What finally got you to try it, and when did you realize it was much better than you had assumed?
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!

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