It depends on the type of game. With the Mass Effect games, you can make different choices which result in different dialog and cut scenes. Sometimes these even affect gameplay to some degree. When these games are 40+ hours to complete and have lots of variation, it's really pretty easy if you like the game. Some of these games get more playtime due to their extensive mod communities which provide all kinds of quality of life improvements or more drastic changes to the game or the gameplay. As a texture modder, I spent a lot of time in ME3 just testing my work and figuring out how to improve my work and that sort of thing.
My father and I play on private server for the gold ol days. Im currently balls deep in Star wars galaxies and loving every second.FFXI. Last I logged on I had over 3000 days played. I haven't seriously played in nearly 10 years either.
Most MMO's have something like a /played command that will tell you. With SW:TOR it only does that per character. I've got at least one character that's got over a solid year of playtime and plenty of others at 30 days, 40 days, etc. of total play time. I think I have some 43 characters on the American server.For me it's The Lord of the Rings Online. There's no other game that even comes close to the time I've spent playing that. I have no clue how much time I've put into it and there's no way to check but it's way, way up there since I've been playing it off and on since 2010.
I'll be setting it up today I had to go to the basement to find my old disc for the game and then remembered my new pc has no drive so had to go to work to get my external ha!
I know about the /played command. But like SWTOR, Lotro is only per character. I have way too many characters on different servers to even think about trying it. Plus that doesn't count characters on closed servers I no longer have access to or characters I've deleted. Thus the reason for saying there's no way to know.Most MMO's have something like a /played command that will tell you. With SW:TOR it only does that per character. I've got at least one character that's got over a solid year of playtime and plenty of others at 30 days, 40 days, etc. of total play time. I think I have some 43 characters on the American server.
MMORPG are constantly evolving and have a community. What fun is playing the same single player game over and over. The basic mechanics don't change. Playing over and over to see slight variances is not worth the time. Granted MMORPGs are still a waste of your time. I grew out of the prefer to have new experiences with different games.