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…