Nope, not me. I want an MMORPG that's slightly better than mediocre. I started with Phantasy Star Online and nearly flunked out of high school playing that nearly 3-5 hours a day. That MMORPG (many don't call it that) had a very small world. I didn't truly know what an MMORPG was. I was strictly a console player so this was the best thing ever when it came to playing video games online for me at the time. After quitting that game and deciding to not f*ck around and study hard to get my ass into a halfway decent college I eventually did graduate.
Around the time I quitted Phantasy Star Online I did not give up gaming. I was playing other games like Final Fantasy IX (I was a JRPG nut back in my teens). FFIX was my very first Final Fantasy, and after beating that I couldn't wait to play other FFs. Final Fantasy X came, and I had a blast with that then came the inevitable annoucement of Final Fantasy XI, and I heard it was an MMORPG. Perfect timing for me to start college, and focus on my studies, huh?
Final Fantasy XI didn't take much a toll on my real life as Phantasy Star Online did, but it did have somewhat of an effect. I was living on campus for two years so I couldn't play every single day. I spent my weekends playing Final Fantasy XI, and I was having a blast, but I didn't just want to play on the weekends. I had to play every day of the week as much as possible. So, I stopped living on campus and moved in with my parents again. But, I didn't let FFXI deter me from my studies I did end up graduating a few years late. Better late than never!
After finishing college I played a few years longer, but I decided to give up FFXI. I don't know why I waited to finish school to give up such time consuming games! Here I am now, five years later, and haven't played an MMORPG. I was tempted with SWOTOR, and Final Fantasy XIV, but I haven't jumped in yet. I was going to play FFXIV. I bought the collector's edition, but I never opened it after hearing about the rebirth of the world Eozera (FFXIV's world). I decided to leave it unopened and let it appreciate in value. It's worth a hundred bucks now.
Now I sit here and wait for the next iteration of a Final Fantasy MMORPG to release or re-release. Based on what the critics have been saying, the MMORPGs I have been playing weren't the best of the best MMORPGs out there. I can only imagine how bad I might have been sucked into an MMORPG like World of Warcraft or Guild Wars 2. I'm guessing Final Fantasy XIV was be so bad or so good that it'll take my life over completely. If I do decided to play FFXIV A Realm Reborn I plan to take crafting more seriously so I won't have to worry about having enough currency to get the stuff I want in the game. Trying to have enough money to advance in the game was what made it the most time consuming. I also want to have time to play other games. Also I want to keep this effort of having a social life going. Not a huge effort, but I'm trying.
MMORPGs can be bad. Too good of an MMORPG can destroy grades, social life, relationships, and lives. Maybe it isn't a good idea for a dev team to make too good of an MMORPG. Maybe "addictive" isn't always good. I haven't played every MMORPG out there. World of Warcraft and other MMORPGs may not have sucked me in like FFXI did. It all depends on the person I suppose.