I’m struggling to put into words what I’m thinking about my current MMO situation. I’m raiding in Swtor, I’m exploring Secret World, I’m not caring in WoW and I’m curious about Gw2. I’m pretty much playing four MMOs at the same time and so far I’m managing well just by spending a bit of time here and there. How I got to this point I don’t know for sure but when I think about it I think it’s simply because no MMO seems to be able to satisfy my all on its own.
Let me start off with the Secret World. It’s a great exploration MMO, right up there with Lotro (which I need to get back to…) and every time I play it I come away with that great feeling you get after seeing a good movie. The downside though is that I’m pretty much the only one playing it in my circle of friends and as far as endgame goes I don’t think it would be a good fit.
Guild Wars 2 is really more of a curiosity thing on my part. Normaly I wouldn’t have considered it but I was curious and since there’s no sub I felt like I wasn’t losing anything. So far I don’t think it’s a bad game but it just doesn’t click… I’m giving it more time to see if it gets better later on.
Swtor… well… Swtor is where the people I love raiding with are. That’s pretty much it. The more I think about it and the more I think this should have been a single player game and not an MMO. The game is great when you level the first time around but the endgame is atrocious. Dailies are a pain, game performance is poor and I just don’t feel like logging in unless there’s something going on. The raids themselves are okay but by themselves they wouldn’t get me to subscribe.
Why am I still playing? Because as I said so often, that’s where my friends are and playing with these people is enough to keep me playing and enduring dailies.
And we come to WoW, the game I never thought I’d play again. When I resubed it was mostly to get rid of the nostalgia bug and also to keep in touch with some people. And then I’m finding myself playing more than I thought I would. I don’t know exactly how to explain it but there’s something about WoW that’s relaxing. I don’t have to over think anything, I can just go out and kill mobs, get a cute pet and call it a day. I think I was missing this simplicity.
So that’s pretty much me right now. Anyone else stuck like me? I’m thinking of making something like Altholics anymous but instead call it Gameaolics anonymous.