So, I have been gaming less than usual lately, but the times I have played are a little.. Lackluster. I've been trying new mmos and really haven't found anything great lately. Well, I really love Neverwinter, it's one of the best mmorpgs I have played since WoW, but due to all the problems with it, i've stepped aside from it, and let it all sink in, while I try to play other games. I picked up rift, and for the first couple of days I was really enjoying it, I like the style, and the look of the game. It went really well, but the community of the server I played on, wasn't... so great. Sexual talk in chat, and among other things a lot of hate going around. More so than I have seen in other games. It was off putting, sure I could ignore the chat, but the fact that went on, was kinda of disturbing to me. The gameplay was okay, I enjoyed it, I tried out many different classes, and I felt like it was a really well made game, just... Lacking what I needed in a game.
I really tried my best to really get into the game, and it just didn't work out as I intended. I don't think it was because I was trying to force myself to like it, the "awesome" factor wasn't there, so I just kinda gave up on it. Yeah, I didn't get to end game content, and that sucks, but I couldn't see myself getting to that point. I wanted to be immersed like I was in LOTRO. Very few games have done that for me, and sadly I cannot play LOTRO anymore, because I hit end-game, and the new expansions weren't my kind of thing sadly. All in all, Rift was a well made game, just not my style. I enjoyed the concept, and everything the game had to offer, but just didn't click with me.
Back to what I said before, Neverwinter really clicked with me, I played that game from morning to night. I loved the combat, and the community in the beginning, I made a lot of friends, and people I group with all the time. Ever since the whole AH/AD exploit, I turned my head away, because who wants that? Many other reasons. I have my doubts for PWE as a publisher. Cryptic I like, many of the developers there are really chill people, and intelligent in my opinion, others may differ. I have high hopes for the future of the game, many people don't. I think down the line things will be stable, and apparently there is a major patch coming. Maybe they could have done a better job of handling the exploit situation, but everyone will be different. I'm not in their shoes, and I don't even know if I could handle a situation like that, I probably would have a mental breakdown of epic proportions.
Having said these things, I think I am going to try Neverwinter again, and try to look past all the negative things said about the game, and hope for the best. The game has huge potential to be an AMAZING mmorpg. It started rough, and it's getting better. Still rough, but shaping up. It'll get there, like I said, I have high hopes for it, and I hope my judgement isn't lying to me this time.