A post over at Hardcore Casual resonated with me. In it Syncaine writes in the title “This is what happens when the MMO genre sucks and I have ‘nothing to play’. The rest are his thoughts on otherwise passing the time. Except for Guild Wars 2 news, I know I’ve been a little quieter. My style is more about writing what I play, see, and experience. When I played Rift, I wrote about Rift. I have not wrote a Rift post in awhile, ergo…
I have been playing PC games though. I fell in love with the bargain priced Magic the Gathering’s Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012. I have the usual smattering of first-person shooters headed by Team Fortress 2. I am still not sure why I bought Serious Sam (again), but it brought back memories. Then Trackmania² Canyon. I’ve been playing that enough to warrant a brand new blog. It’s community is so online based that it feels similar to an MMO community, and there are developer updates, mods, and tournaments that keep things rather fresh.
For MMOs though, it’s taking me more and more “activation energy” to care. It’s partly Guild War 2’s fault. It’s impossible for me not to see dire flaws in the old school MMOs by comparison. I have tons of friends playing Lord of the Rings Online, but hours of being tentacle whipped by The Watcher did that game in for me. The upcoming Stars Wars MMO and The Secret World seem pretty neat. I like what Prime is doing, but like EVE, it’s just not my cup of tea. I am also just not in the mood to pay for the privilege of paying them some more when I already have tons on my plate. So, for the most part until Guild Wars 2 beta comes my way (nudge nudge), I guess I am still on MMO vacation that occurred during my half-cross country move. I hope this does not offend.
That being said, there are still things of interest to me in the MMO world. I am actually really excited about this system/game for reasons I will disclose later. I feel that Autumn will bring with it a new freshness and perspective to my blogging. I am always looking to improve and change. The new Mania Blog is one outlet, but as always I am bound by soul to Kill Ten Rats. Constructive comments are always most welcome.
and then the crystal cracked