Well I’ll be…

Now that the LOTRO is over, the feeling of wasting my time has also left, hooray! I think this could be patrially due to my new 14 day Trial of City of Heroes/Villains.

I have made a Villain Brute with the 2nd primary of like Stone Armor I think? I really had no idea what was good or not when I made my character, just that the tank/beat people up class is always a good choice for a first class.

My first impression of the game was very frustrating. The mouselook wasn’t inverted and I couldn’t figure out the UI and the sheets for a while. But as soon as I got the hang of things I began *gasp* enjoying myself!

I don’t know how long this feeling can last, I am actually scared of it, I forgot what it felt like. So I am now level 7 or 8 I believe, and at work today I decided to look into Builds/Archetypes that are on the more, well, overpowered side. I quickly gave up this pursuit though when I noticed a Stalker build with the words “best PvP archetype”.

What? This game has PvP? I didn’t even think it was possible. (I blame PKer.org for this because it’s obviously not my brains fault.) So I look into the PvP rulesets and discover that there’s an arena, pvp zones, and supergroup battles or some shit. Hooray!

Turns out that around level 15 is when you can first experience the PvP. This is something I plan on doing, hopefully today, who knows.

On a side note: Metaplace.com

Over at PKer.org the majority of us were lured there by the Make your own Game forum. We used to talk about MMOs and what the problem with systems were. But we’re all lazy and worthless so we pretty much stopped that. My point is that I am very excited about this. I could see myself slowly working on something for years by just doing a little bit every day.

It is very exciting stuff.

My only worry is that the limits wont be my imagination, but the tools.

I know everyone’s already written about this and who gives a shit about what I think, but I just wanted to say I am excited.

Good bye LOTRO

You were a good trial my friend. I enjoyed levelling to 15 on a Manstrel and to 8 on a Elfanger.
Not to mention 12% on a Creep in PvMP (12% is the equivelant of nothing I believe).

I enjoyed your newness initially but it quickly faded. My Xfire clocked me at 27 hours, weak LOTRO, very weak indeed.

Another day another trial, until I run out of free games to playwhich will motivate me to call verizon for the dsl and say die to the comcast. I choose you CoX!

God that was gay.

I needed something new, again

Screw trying to play WoW for free TBC, screw DAoC because.. I’m sorry DAoC I still love you. But seriously, I can’t stand so many of these games out.

I started a LOTRO trial. I have a level 15 Manstrel (Man+Minstrel) who, don’t get me wrong, is fun to play. However, I just don’t know if it’s what I’d play. I’ve discovered my problem is that I don’t have anyone to play with, that’s all I want, a trusty follower, I mean partner in crime.

I gave the PVMP a try yesterday, which was actually quite fun. I was able to participate in 5 kills (of real people ohmugawz) and once they scampered off we took the Lumber Camp. I almost died at the lumber camp due to not being able to heal and not being in a group, but I made it and even got credit for the quest (wowzors).

I’d like to get a video of some of the PvMP action, so keep an eye out. My Comcast still sucks, and I’m still lazy. I’m serious though guys, today! Really, I’m gonna do it, seriously. Yeah.

A new MMO would be quite awesome.

Sorry WoW, for misplacing the blame and all

The game isn’t really as hard as I tried to make it seem, I know this. I think my main problem with it is my Comcast shit, ruining all my fun. Recently I’ve been able to kill about 5 mobs before I lag out and have to sign back in.

Yes I still haven’t switched to DSL, I’m lazy, I know. But today is the day, I shall call Verizon and set an appointment for installation. After I find out when that’s happening I call Comcast and say to disconnect my internet that day. I just hope the installation fee isn’t bigger than $20-30, since I’m pretty strapped for cash. Once I have the internet, we’ll see which game I go to, for now I guess I’m just going to be horribly bored.

Ugh with WoW

I just can’t stand this game. What is it with MMOs and making it hard to reach the point of the game. They’re just not nearly as fun anymore. I need a new one, Warhammer, Conan, where are you? Will you even be satisfying?

It’s difficult to keep up with the current problems in MMOs when you don’t find any of them enjoyable enough to play. Especially with WoW being the big dog everyone looks at.

It seems as though developers have an idea that just tweaks a system which is already known. Then they don’t think ahead, about what happens after a year. When players have etched the route of advancement and pleasure into your systems, around the systems. Do they ever think of that time and realize how dull and pointless it all really is.

I want my game to feel worthy.

Bloggers = Press?

I read an interesting view on the subject at Plaguelands which was spawned by the “OP” if you will at Common Sense Gamer.

The question is, in my opinion, should bloggers receive the same benefits as press sites do when it comes to game betas. This might not be what you boil the question down to, but I don’t really factor that into my equation. So here’s what I think:

I think that some bloggers have power. Power to influence a mass amount of people, these people usually represent the game’s demographic. How does this blogger get so many followers? Because they writes about stupid shit that happens in games and people can relate to it. Many people, I would assume, feel as though the blogger is conveying the readers’ thoughts. They are connected to the blogger via opinion, and in the readers’ mind that means they’re almost the same person.

That being said, what about the press sites? Well, in my experience with these sites, they suck. I like the ones who receive early game information (weapons, armor, quests, etc) because they are useful to me. Sure, sometimes they’ll have an article worth reading about a game I’m considering, but I don’t share the same connection with them as I do with a blogger. Mainly because the blogger usually writes more frequently, and isn’t worried about offending anyone (most of the time).

Basically in my mind what it comes down to is that Press Sites have more to gain from such benefits than bloggers do. Sure, most bloggers probably don’t have nearly as many viewers as these Press Sites, but I think the ones that do should also receive these benefits. Mainly because there are a lot of people (like myself) who don’t want the candy coated scoop, we want a big pile of shit that’s as raw as it is smelly. If our favorite bloggers had the inside scoop on a game we were interested in then there’s a chance that blogger just got said game 500 new pre-orders (possibly exaggerated).

I do not think newb bloggers such as myself should be given said benefits.

The only thing this could do is help the gaming community. If the blogger was to give the game an iffy/wouldn’t recommend to my readers type of post, then the company would be able to read it and realize what they did wrong. I doubt a single blogger could derail an entire game, or even put a nice sized dent in their subscription base, but their errors will be out there for others to see.

I’d like to see blogrings. If they don’t exist yet then someone with some pull should fucking make it happen. I know I visit my fair share of mmo gamer blogs but I’m positive that there are gems out there I’m just waiting to read. Have them easy to join and ranked on popularity. If there are banner ads then pay for the hosting and if theres any leftovers split it according to hits.

Moral of the story:

1) Give the good bloggers with larger fan bases access to betas. It’s still press for the company no matter what.

2) Press site reviews are BS, especially when they have the game reviewed as an ad at the top of the screen.

3) Blogrings need to be formed as a way to centralize our efforts for free speech against the bullshit encountered in games today, as well as the good shit. Also the entertaining shit, actually mainly the entertaining shit.

That is all have a wonderful day.

As promised, my Druid montage

He sure showed a lot of promise. Soloing reds, chaining blues, even taking down a blue Heretic (I don’t really know if that’s an accomplishment).

Enjoy!(It’s really exciting, seriously)

If you’re wondering, my target self key is the same as my record video key. Which means there is literally minutes of me buffing myself that didn’t make it to this video. 😦