MMO Journal Entry 37 (edit)
I feel shitty because I feel like playing WoW again. This is probably the quickest I’ve wanted to return to it in all these years. The turn around is about 2 months opposed to the normal 6. I don’t want to want to play it, if you can follow that thought.
MMO Journal Entry 33
OPINIONS! Apparently, Star Trek Online is a better game than Star Wars: The Old Republic.
I know that sounds weird, but for me STO blows SW:TOR out of the water. It’s just so much of what I want in an MMO that it’s kind of ridiculous. The ship combat mimics what I know from Pirates of the Burning Sea, the Duty Officers combined with the Bridge Officers may be the best companion system I’ve seen to date in an MMO, and I actually enjoy logging in every time I do it.
I may still be in the honeymoon stage, but damn. I’m liking it.
MMO Journal Entry 32
In my desperation to find something to keep my occupied until Guild Wars 2 releases, I’ve found my way back to SW:TOR. Seems weird right? Considering I wasn’t really a fan and I’ve issues with BioWare. It was basically SW:TOR or WoW because I thought I needed a solo-friendly MMO. I couldn’t justify going back to WoW if my husband didn’t; I can’t even get my alt into our guild by myself!
Of course, though, as soon as I dropped the hammer on SW:TOR he decided he wanted to play it, too. I’m upset my smuggler doesn’t laugh every time she gets upper hand, but prices were paid to make the game better I suppose… We never hit the level cap before because his computer took ten years to load a zone. It just got too frustrating to continue. Now that he has my old computer and I have my new beast of a computer, SW:TOR is much better. We’re only 2 levels away from the cap now!
The problem, however, is similar to most MMOs. What’s coming is always more interesting than what’s out. I don’t dungeon or raid, but just the features on the PTS or drawing board are always something to look forward to. Instead of making me play more because I’m excited about the features, I freeze and just wait for the release. More importantly, I cancel, freeze, and wait for release. First-world problems at its finest.
MMO Journal Entry 28
Waiting for Guild Wars 2 is hard.
MMO Journal Entry 27
I used to be pretty big into PvP. I’m not anymore, got to watch the ol’ ticker, but the changes SW:TOR is going to make to PvP are laughable. Seriously, and it pains me to say this, you might as well play WoW. These games have extremely similar PvP mechanics, issues, and apparently direction.
MMO Journal Entry 26
Although PayPal wasn’t an option and I refuse to let EA/BioWare have my credit card, I’m playing SW:TOR. It took some effort, though. Alongside a game card and a physical copy of the game, I’m playing.
It’s what I expected after playing the beta. There’s nothing world-changing about it, but it’s something to play. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the game. I’m just not falling over myself with excitement about it. SW:TOR is very middle-of-the-road for me. It’s neither great nor horrible and that’s fine.
I do like being able to duo flashpoints, though. Anyone that tells you that a companion can’t be viable in a flashpoint is either lying or sucks at using their companion. I suppose that’s nice.
MMO Journal Entry 25
Not surprisingly, SW:TOR is pretty mediocre. I’ll still probably play it because of the companion system, but don’t expect anything life-changing there.
World of Warcraft is all right. I don’t raid and I don’t really dungeon run so I’m left to PvP. PvP is horrible right now. All the rated people are mixed in with the normals and it makes for slaughter. Slaughter isn’t fun even if you’re doing the slaughtering.
Mostly though, it brings out the whine and that’s hard to deal with after the first 37 instances of it. Which brings me to my biggest issue… where the hell is Guild Wars 2?
MMO Journal Entry 24
My husband wanted to try a new MMO. After playing plenty of free CoH and the mediocre RIFT, he asked if we could play something else. I said, “Okay, but what?” After returning to a few free MMOs that didn’t do it for us, we got free trials to Aion…
MMO Journal Entry 23
Still waiting on Guild Wars 2.
In the interim, I’ve wandered back to City of Heroes. That’s something I never thought I’d do, but I have to admit that I’ve been pretty pleased with it. No, I don’t think I’m going diehard into it again, but I can enjoy it.
MMO Journal Entry 22
I’m very tired of the MMOs I play right now. I just want Guild Wars 2 so hard. Even if I can’t finagle my way into beta, I just want it to be in beta so I know it’s closer to release.
MMO Journal Entry 21
Well. Subbing to a game for three months was a bad idea. I should have known I’d get too upset with some aspect of it. My trouble is with RIFT, a game I genuinely liked for a really long time. It’s just so empty, so generic, and the community is so pathetic.
MMO Journal Entry 20
No more daily entries, I’m not exciting enough. However, here’s entry number 20!
Subbed to RIFT for 3 months. I often don’t subscribe to games with multi-month plans, so that’s saying something. My husband is super jealous of my flame horse. He needs to recruit some folks.
MMO Journal Day 19
Random MMO blabbering… from someone who plays too much.
MMO Journal Day 15
Couldn’t get into Vindictus. I think I’m starting to get bored with it.
Champions Online was nice, but Demonflame bugged out for my husband.
The WoW trial effectively curbs any want I have for playing the game at a subscription level.
I want something new again. I’m such an MMO vagabond.