Song for the article= “Lady Sovereign – Love Me Or Hate Me”
Today has been a rough day for me emotionally so I need to take it out on my blog. So parental advisory should go up and stoof.
Yes one of my many whine, bitch, moan posts.
Quick real-life update. This Christmas the plan was to escape the cold and hide in Mexico, the first time in eight years we have ever done something as a couple. Tonight was the night we had to book it. Just happens that Wayne got a call from his doctor and was told that traveling was on the dangerous side because his diabetes is at a very unstable place right now. So we had to cancel out. We are upset but at the same time we know this is for the best. His health is more important to me then anything.
So like the Sovereigny one states:
Love me or hate me, its still an obsession.
Love me or hate me, that is the question.
If you love me then Thank you!
If you hate me then f%^k you!
Sometimes just turning up one of your favorite songs and singing along makes you feel better. On to the topic at hand.
This weekend I took every MMO I never plan to play again and tossed them in the trash. I have no bloody idea why I have held on to this crap so long. Eq2 went in the trash, along with WoW and Guildwars.
The reason for this is not because I they were taking up much needed shelf space. At this moment and time, this plane of existence I can not stand even looking at these games anymore. The fact that they are basically the same bullshit sub-standard fare is wearing me out. I even cleaned my hard drive of some of these games. (50 gigs+ to be exact.)
It all started with Vanguard last night. I started a new alt because I hit 21 on my Necro and I was utterly confused of what to do next. My first few quests entailed collecting stuff for the locals. I lasted a hour before I went “DAMN this is f*&king boring”. Then I thought back to the hundreds of quests over the last couple years in my MMO gaming and you know what I saw? Nasty flashbacks of my various dead sexy avatars collecting shit for villagers that we’re to lazy to do it for themselves. It was here that I had my mental breakdown and started looking at my gaming shelf and just started tossing and deleting.
Did I toss it all? Nope.
Well what survived? Well glad I asked myself that and let me explain why.
I kept CoX (City of Heroes/Villains.). CoX, to most is fun in short stints but due to it’s repetitiveness most people don’t last 3 weeks. And you know what? That is okay. Nothing evil about playing for four weeks and taking a break.
But lets get to why I kept it. It is fun. Plain and simple. Easy to level, easy to group up (WoW is missing the second part.). Up until crafting came in the only thing you looted was stat boosters and clickable buffs. No beaver pelts for some medieval knock off. No ancient “Shining Gloves of TP” with +5 to ass wiping. (Pulling out the blue humor I know) Sure you see the same instances, sure you see the same gangs over and over. So we know it is repetitive big deal. Who cares as long as it is fun. To me it is, in 4 week stints.
Another reason is the Cryptic sale to NCSoft for the license. There is a part of me that is really curious as to where they might take this game. I think all the game needs is some more interesting environments at this point. They should just start working on COH2, but are they going to do this? With Marvel Universe and SOE’s DC game is this even a good time to announce a new COH. Competition is always a good thing. Hell they have proven they can run and develop a game with the Lineage series. How many millions of people have played these games. Also makes me wonder when we will see an Asian side of the market for this game. Hell look closely at COH. It is easy to understand (WoW is killing in Asia, literally), It is grindy, (Lineage 1 and 2 both are), the character creator is one of a kind. (Send this game to Japan, that fashion centric society will kill for this.)
The next game that didn’t get entered in the Trash Can Raffle. Was Final Fantasy 11. Wait a minute now isn’t this part of the sub-standard BS MMO fare I talked about earlier? Hmm yes it is, no it isn’t, yes it is, no it isn’t.
Final Fantasy is different. It is difficult, challenging and over the top. You live FF11, you don’t play it. I have done all this FF11 banana riding in the past I am not going to do it again. One reason I have not mentioned before is the past nostalgia I have for this game. I love the Final Fantasy series, always have. I am dying to see number 13 on the PS3, looks hot. Every time I look at that blasted manual and box I start waxing a MMO hard-on for this game. Whether I ever play again we will have to see. Anyways ENOUGH about it.
That is it. That is all that survived my childish tossing tantrum.
I am looking at the horizon and it definitely looks like when the sun rises in 08 we have a lot to look forward. Those are the games that are going to hopefully suck me back in, not for a lusty quickie but a long term relationship.
We all know what is coming I don’t have to spell it out for you all that read this. If you don’t, please post and I will gladly lay it on the line.
Peace and good gaming all. Hailin