I have been waiting for a new MMO for a LONG TIME now.
A few years back, I quit WoW from being burned out. I had tried to make a few comebacks, but it just didn't work out. There is way too much about the game that has changed for me to want to come back. I look at the game now and there is NO possible way I could return to World of Warcraft. It is as bad as the current state of SWG. It has just CHANGED way to much.
I can't blame Blizzard though. The changes they make are from a business stand point. MMOs ARE NOT like your average video games. MMOs are created with the soul purpose to make money on a monthly basis. If you don't change things, the world gets stale and people cancel their accounts out of boredom.
There are times when we think OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY WOULD DO THIS OH NOES1111, but the fact of the matter is these companies have to. I don't agree with all the changes that WoW has made over the years, but without changes people will leave for something else. They make these changes to keep the game looking fresh and new.
Why does SWG still have a decent pop? Because people playing now may not have played when I started at launch? They don't know about the changes and the current state of the game is fun for them.
The same situation is going on with WoW.
Now with that said, I am really looking forward to Aion. I have always been a fan of NcSoft and really enjoyed their games. I loved COX, Lineage, GWs, ect. I even played AA for a short time before it was dropped. Since WoW, there really hasn't been any MMO to hold my attention for long. I have been in and out of PLENTY of games. Most of them haven't lasted longer than a 30 day trial before I was done with it. Some barely lasted two weeks.
Eve held my attention for the longest, but idk. It is such a hard game to get started in. So I have been playing Aion when the chances have arrived and I am really enjoying it so far. This is the first time in a long time that I have felt so good about an MMO coming along.
I am really looking forward to playing this game and I hope it turns out as good as I think it will.
Just a little over a month away with beta weekends still coming up! I am going to be ready for launch! It will be a blast for sure! I just hope it holds my attention longer than the first month!