I admit it! I cheated the other night and played some Secret world instead of leveling my jedi knight /bad monkey.
I don’t think I mentioned it here but I switched faction two weeks ago to join up with Knight of mercy, a cabal (guild) with a few know blogger like mmogc and Rowan. Simply, it’s more fun to have some friendly chatter when you play. But the downside is that I had to reroll a new character and start from zero, something I was a bit afraid of since I thought that I’d find it boring to redo all the same quests…
Well, not at all in fact. I find the quests a ton of fun to do even if I did them before and I think a lot if it comes down to the choice you have when choosing how to proceed in a zone. For example, I’m not doing the missions in the same order and it makes me explore the world in a slightly different way. I even uncovered stuff I had missed the previous time or saw links with later content that weren’t apparent to me the first time. It’s just like rereading an old favorite book and noticing all those details you missed the first time you read it.
And to my surprise even the Investigation missions are fun simply because I don’t recall all the details… I was literally stuck the other night because I had forgotten one detail and had to solve the puzzle again.
In any case, and it ties back to my early experience with WoW, letting a player have choice in how and when they want to tackle content goes a long way towards replayability.