Posted in MMO on May 7, 2013 |
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I’m in a so effing weird place right now it’s not even funny. Yesterday I was talking about my wanting to raid again and even spend time to be good at it. I still mean those things today but at the same time my master plan has failed within hours of me starting… let me explain.
In one corner we have Neverwinter which I have recently started playing. It’s silly, it has by all accounts a greedy cash shop at the end game and people report a shallow endgame. But, against all reasons, I find it fun. Took me a while to realize what was happening but that weird feeling was genuine fun at playing an MMO for itself…. who would have thought?
However, there’s one big issue with Neverwinter that I know will come to bite me in the ass. By design it seems, the game doesn’t offer much in terms of group of content akin to raiding which in turns means that the guild experience I’m looking for will be a lot harder to find and might not even exists… The way things look, Neverwinter will probably entertain me as long as there’s content but I know if I keep at it solo I’ll lose interest at some point.
In the other corner we have the heavyweight champion, WoW. I’ve played WoW to death and can do the leveling game blindfolded. My initial plan to get back into some raiding was to level a character, make it ready for endgame and find a good home, just like I used to do but by the time I was level 12, I was already bored to death.
Then again, WoW does have what I’m looking for at endgame. It got raiding, established guilds and would probably hold my interest way more long term than any other MMO out there. Again, knowing myself, what will keep me in a game long term will be finding a good group of people to play with and I think that will be easier to achieve in WoW… but to get there I have to survive leveling once more and I don’t know if I can do that…
So I’m stuck in a catch 22. Neverwinter will be fun to level but will more than likely suck at endgame, WoW will suck to level in but will probably be better for endgame purposes…
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Posted in MMO on May 6, 2013 |
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I suppose it was only a matter of time before my inner raider started clawing to get out. I won’t lie, I don’t know what to make of this yet but I figured writing about it could help some… maybe…
So here’s the deal, I miss raiding with a good group. I miss having to push myself with a group of people. Way back when my only concerns were figuring out how to squeeze out the max dps / tanking /healing out of my build. I miss having a group of people to play with, making connections and actualy looking forward to reading silly guild chat. I’d love to find a good guild where I don’t have to play teacher or one where we don’t get stuck on a boss for weeks because someone can’t figure out how to get out of fires. I’d love to find a well-oiled crew.
But at the same time the last few years have thaught me a lot. I know that I’m not a fan of raiding time commitments because more often than not I felt like my time was being wasted(dumb ppl in raid) or they were too late in the night or they were during the weekend and I felt I had no more free time.
So I guess what I’m saying right now is that I’m looking for a weekday serious raid guild… if such a thing exists anymore. That said, I dunno these days how these things works. So if any of you out there has tips, I’m willing to listen.
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Posted in MMO, ToR on April 19, 2013 |
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So I’m sorta, kinda back to some MMO playing. Notice I’m saying some because I haven’t put a lot of hours into it but I’m playing and I’m enjoying it so that must count for something.
I’m currently playing Swtor on the Sith side and I’m again blown away by the story this game has to offer. Sure it’s not the best when you’re doing it for the 4th time but that first time around it’s pretty amazing which lends some weight to the arguments that maybe Swtor would have been better off as a single player game. In any case, right now things are good which is the most important.
The one thing I’m noticing though is that I’m playing with a sort of wary attitude. Yes, the story is good but EA does a fantastic job of reminding me every 5 minutes about me needing to subscribe and it does suck. Completing a quest that only offer credits as a rewards and then finding out I can’t take the reward because it’s subscribers only does sour an otherwise great quest.
So there’s good, there’s bad and I guess we’ll see how it goes from here.
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Posted in Blog, MMO on March 18, 2013 |
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Change is in the air, there’s no denying it now. So I’m pretty sure by now everyone has noticed how this blog has gotten a lot quieter lately. There’s a lot of reasons for that including winter doldrums and a generally busy last few weeks but in the end I simply feel that my main reason for blogging, which was to talk about what MMO I’m currently enjoying has mostly dried up for the simple reason I’m not really enjoying an MMO at the moment.
I’m still trying to figure out how that situation came to be and I hate to be anti-climatic but it feels to me like I’ve reached the end of what the current crop of MMOs can offer. I’m not saying all MMOs are the same but the core mechanics have been more or less the same for the past few years and it has gotten to a point, at least for me, where I’m not seeing orcs, dragons and jedis but only mechanics and game systems. Even somewhat unique MMOs like TSW seems to be only able to grab my attention for a few hours and even then, only if I get to play with someone.
Which right there is a strange paradox, if I enjoy playing MMOs with people I should be seeking them out but going through the process of finding new guilds, investing time and so on seems rather pointless to me at the moment, I’d rather be spending my time doing something else.
All of this to lead me to why this blog became so quiet. Without an active interest in MMOs, my main drive to blog is mostly gone and I feel like I need to find new material. On the other hand, my interest could just kick up at any moment and suddenly I’ll want to blog tons here and I like having a space on the interweb to vent when I need to. Also, I reinstalled Lotro during the weekend so maybe that will get me going again.
So what does this means for the future here. First, I’m not quitting blogging… but it might get quieter here for a while. If does drag on for too long then I’ll see about the pertinence of keeping this place up. Second, I’m playing a lot of Starcraft 2 since the beginning of the year and I’m starting to think it might be fun to blog about my struggles and noobness. I might be doing that here or on a new blog to keep things clean… not sure yet, but I’d like to have your opinion on this.
So here you have it. Sorry for the downer post but I felt like I had to explain the situation. Wish you all the best.
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Posted in MMO on February 26, 2013 |
Age of Wushu is an upcoming MMO I’ve literally stumbled upon. On the surface it seems like a classic MMO set in Asia with a focus on martial arts and high-flying Hong Kong action movies. As far as I can tell there’s no level involved and you improve by learning new moves and developing your skills over time. Not untile Eve Online.
In fact, I’ve seen a few people sum up the game as EVE online set in China with all that it entails. Meaning that its open PvP warfare and you can and will get ganked absolutely everywhere. From what I heard it leads to strong clan based gameplay where people flock together for survival and guild wars ensue.
I’m not a big fan of EVE online so I’m a bit surprised to find myself considering checking out this game when it comes out. Maybe I have a pvp player sleeping inside of me.
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