I’ve been killing myself in the last few MMORPGs. I spend more time trying to figure out how things work and what is the best way to do something. I think it’s time to stop that whole behavior, as it is making the games NOT FUN.
So when I log in for the first time in World of Warcraft (hopefully this weekend?), I will be entering their world to have fun. No more stats. All seat of the pants. In fact, I think I’ll even role-play for a while. That would be a nice change.
I’m going to play that game as if I AM the character on the screen.
So, let me try to remember all of the MMORPGs I have played (beta/retail):
Earth & Beyond (beta/retail – game cancelled)
Asheron’s Call 2 (beta/retail)
Mimesis (beta – what happened to this one?)
Star Wars: Galaxies (beta/retail)
Anarchy Online Shadowlands (beta)
A Tale in the Desert (beta)
Savage (beta – not quite an MMORPG)
URU (beta – game cancelled)
Dragon Empires (beta – game cancelled)
Saga of Ryzom (beta)
City of Heroes (beta/retail)
Anarchy Online (retail)
Motor City Online (retail – game cancelled)
Dark Age of Camelot (retail)
Asheron’s Call (retail)
Final Fantasy XI (retail)
World of Warcraft (beta/retail)
So I play MMORPGs. What are MMORPGs? Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games. Or something like that. Basically it is an online game that you play with 2000 other people and pay a monthly fee for new content/features every month. Kind of an evolving world if you will.
I’ve played them all, and so far they all suck. The only ray of sunshine I see on the horizon is a game called “World of Warcraft”. But still, I’m not holding my breath.
Currently I’m playing Asheron’s Call 2, the ugly stepsister of Asheron’s Call. Why do I still play this one? I have a little hope that they will pull it back from the brink.
Actually, I am playing another MMORPG but it doesn’t feel like an MMORPG. That one is called City of Heroes. Everyone is raving about it. It is fun, but talk about repetitive. Talk about repetitive. Oh sorry. All this game has is kill bad guys and kill bad guys and kill bad guys. Luckily, the game is well made and fun, but it does not have enough things to do for my interest. Account likely cancelled at the end of the month.