Anyone video game dudes going to play Wildstar?
For those of you who play MMOs, there's a pretty awesome game called Wildstar coming out next quarter, made by the guys who were designing World of Warcraft back when it was good.
If there are any of you who plan on playing, post in here and we can all roll on the same server or whatever!
If not, congratulations, you all clearly have lives. More than I can say. Hahaha.
What's neat and new about it to make it not another generic MMORPG? Its been years since I've found one that offers a new mechanism that really compels me to play; if this has something like that, I'll probably try it out for a month.
Well, I still think WoW is good. I'm also with dullsilver - what is new, different, or exciting about it that will keep me playing it for more than 2 months? So far, no other MMO has been able to keep me around for much more than that, simply because they're poor WoW clones.
I'm just as jaded as the next guy but they basically took everything that WoW sucked at and improved it... limited action system which means you don't have 60 keybinds per character, tons of endgame content for pve/pvp and a badass telegraph combat system. Plus, the character talent system looks sweet.
I really haven't looked forward to a game for a long time but this one is really getting me pumped. I'd recommend at least checking out a video or two... It would be cool to play with some talkbassers. I know we all hear about the next WoW killer every year and it always sucks but this one looks solid.
The art style and overall setting doesn't apppeal to me much. Anyway, i decided I won't do mmorpgs anymore. I'd mostly managed to stay away from them all my life, knowing i was a prime candidate for chronic addiction, until early 2012 when i gave in and started playing DCUO (i'm a comic nerd so it was tailored for me...and yeah i know city of heroes had been around ten years before but the whole monthly payment thing had kept me away).
Of course I got hooked and after a few months started paying and then i sank my whole life into it until about August of this year when i quit cold turkey, overnight, when my gf during an argument basically got me to realise how a waste of life it all was. I'm so glad i did it (i honestly didnt believe i would but after just three days I realised i wasn't gonna log back on ever). I basically started writing and recording the record i'm currently making less than a month after. If id still been playing DCUO, it wouldnt have happened, when given the easiest option (use my free time for play or to WORK on something) i'll usually pick that. Now i'm using most of my free time for something constructive.
I do still game of course, but i'm done with mmorpgs. Regular games have a shelf life. Generally you play it, finish it, done, whereas with mmorpgs, it more or less never ends. And there's not enough games i want to play in a year for me to be gaming all the time.
Though right now i'm playing Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, which was SUPPOSED to be a mmorpg originally and at a length of apparently 200 hours if you do all side quests (and after 40 hours in i can believe it), it DOES feel a little like i'm playing a mmorpg....but unlike a mmorpg, i dont have to feel i'm wasting my cash if i don't play a set amount of time everyday. I remember at the same time last year i was worrying about finding someone in DCUO that could log on my account while i was gone for the xmas holidays so they could do the holiday dailies (which of course happen only once a year) for me..... pathetic.
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