Trying to Decide
Topic: Editorials and Rants
Irony is a thing that has been fuller in effect in my life this year than in previous, do to more real life situations than I care to remember currently. Nothing really can be done about that. An interesting, so not that interesting depending on your point of view, side effect of all of this chaos is that for quite some time my gaming pretty much ground to a complete halt, for no better reason than I just didn't feel like playing. Too much turmoil can have that affect, I'm afraid. Doesn't matter anymore though.
At this point though, with more time on my hands, I've noticed that lots of things have changed, especially in the course of MMORPGs that I used to play periodically and I don't really know which ones I feel like revisiting. So far, I've stopped in on Lord of the Rings Online, Guild Wars, Champions Online, Everquest 2, Age of Conan, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and various and sundry others for brief stints or betas. That's been the way of things so far.
All have their benefits and drawbacks, charms and frustrations so the choice isn't as straight forward as it might seem. Many I've played off and on since launch, going for long stretches without logging in, then putting in hours upon hours for long stretches. I'm leaning towards Guild Wars, just because the sequel isn't that far away, and I believe I have all of the expansions to it, which I've only recently even bothered to look at. Maybe with the exception of Factions. Don't remember if I have that one or not. Probably old age sneaking up on me, or at least it's been so long since I purchased it that I just flat out can't remember if I'm thinking about Factions or Nightfall again. Either way, it isn't on my account currently.
Then again, I have probably six months worth of Age of Conan game time cards laying around the house. And I do enjoy the game, especially not that they've actually polished it up a bit and made it playable. True is after so long in beta, I was surprised the launch of the retail game wasn't an even bigger disaster than it way. God knows there weren't many beta testers that thought it was ready, and most believed it was going to need a year or more time in development before launch. Granted, they launched it anyway, and it was a disaster, but if you had seen the last beta version of the game, you'd know it could have been much, much worse.
So, I don't know, guess I'll play some Guild Wars, maybe try out the fall festival in Lord of the Rings Online again, save the day for a bit in Champions Online, maybe I will just dibble and dabble a bit in each one until I get too bored to even speak. I don't know. I do know I'll be around a bit here and there. Maybe I'll try out the Free to Play mode of Pirates of the Burning Sea when it finally goes live. Been a while since I've been there.
Posted by the Captain
at 10:46 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 27 October 2010 10:52 AM CDT