First of all, all current MMOs suck. Not a bit, but big time. The only reason I am playing MMOs at all is the communicative factor. If u don’t have any similarities or common interests with someone, there is nothing to talk about. For me, MMOs are beautiful chat programs with content. My girl friend is hot but she is boring to hang up with. My friends play soccer. A sports game I don’t like. So I need MMOs to find new friends. People who can role-play. People with a certain kind of humour. Sounds pathetic, right’? Well, it is my will. I don’t have to find new friends. But somewhere out there, there are some pretty cool people. Since I’m not Bill Gates or Warren Buffett, I won’t be able to travel all around the world to find these cool people person. Here is the part where the MMOs come into the play. Currently, I’m playing Mass Effect: A cool offline RPG. I don’t need a crap MMO to play a nice video game. After Mass Effect, I might buy Fallout 3 or Little Big Planet. I haven’t even won MGS 4 yet. I want to chat, damnit ! ^^
I tried “The chronicles of Spellborn” and I didn’t like it at all. I could tell u why, but I doubt u really care for a detailed version. So here comes the short version:
1. Weird graphics
2. Worst Combat/fighting system of all 2008’s new MMOs
3. Bad PVE -> whats the aim of the PVE?
4. senseless PVP ? no RvR, no tournaments, no real ganking, so what PVP is that? Just
a GW arena copy?
5. pretty much average in everything it offers
Only one good thing to say about Spellborn: technically (besides controlling) satisfying. I never lagged, didn’t notice any bugs or graphic glichtes so far
I have to mention that I haven’t play the game much after the character creation. But I didn’t feel at home. Nothing special about the game. It is just boring. So….if u can live without a cool atmosphere, this game is great. Personally, I hate the controlling. I hate it so much that I can’t forgive it. A good combat system is essential. Even if the rest was awesome, I couldn’t ignore the combat mechanics.
I played “Runes of Magic” (open beta). It is so bad. I’d rather play WoW than RoM. Btw, I am not a big WoW fan. No matter how bored I have been or how crap the competition of WoW was, I didn’t feel that WoW was a MMO I could play for hours. But after several F2Ps, I appreciate WoW a bit. RoM is total crap. The hype about it is embarrassing. That hype is the proof that there are many idiots without taste out there. The screenshots didn’t convince me to try it out. I just wanted to see what’s behind the hype. RoM is a VERY bad copy of WoW. Yes, I compared them! RoM is too similar to ignore that fact. What can I say? It is just F2P. I should have known better. ^^
What am I doing next? I have no clue. Maybe, I will do a “one-month” break from MMOs. The offline games are waiting for me. On January 22th, Darkfall Online will come out. An interesting online game with old school concepts. Cya then!