I’ve only been around for one MMO launch in my years as a gamer. That’s what happens when you’re pretty loyal to a game, you tend to ignore the competitors. Even though my main MMO has been World of Warcraft for almost 8 years, as you can tell by that number it still wasn’t my first, but one game managed to peel me away from Azeroth for a little bit of time.
Star Wars the Old Republic was my first true MMO launch experience, I’d pre-ordered, waited and picked out my class, race, gender, alignment. I left the theory crafting stuff alone, I like doing it to an extent but I want my first impressions of a game to be enjoyable and not number crunching.