First of all, since this is my new MMORPG.com blog's first post, hello and welcome! If you're actually taking the time to read my blog, thanks, I'm honoured. I just created it to discuss things that enter my brain considering the wide world that is video game entertainment and to share it with the adoring masses. That's the plan, and I'm sticking to it. On to the article:
Christmas is-a-coming, and I recently emerged from the fetid warm organically-smelling putrid darkness that is my bedroom for a trip to the game shop. So many new releases, and so little cash! What made it worse was that the bulk of the purchases were to be for other people. I.e, all of the purchases were to be for other people. Confounded holiday! A consolation, at least, was that they too would be buying me games. At least I have that to look forward to, a smug look on my face when I survey their generous bounty and watch with glee as their happy smiles turn to looks of revulsion when they unwrap a copy of some well-meaning but utterly unappealing title such as "Barbie as The Island Princess" or, worse yet, "SingStar." Still, there is a few weeks yet until the fateful day when I will look upon the glory that is the bounty of the festival of greed. It's made all the harder, though, since my brother and two of my friends told me what they're getting me.
Crysis, Call Of Duty 4, Unreal Tournament 3 - Fantastic! Better games could hardly be found, and with three, I'll never be bored! I can go from shooting korean soldiers stealthily in the head to... well, shooting some other kind of soldier stealthily in the head. Awesome! But in the meantime, I'm somewhat doomed. Re-playing Far Cry on maximum difficulty and playing Oblivion through again for the umpteenth time is the only gaming I've got for the next 'couple weeks. It's times like these I question my descision to cancel my EQ2 subscription. This brings me to my main issue - I have no MMORPG.
It was a frightening realisation at first. No MMORPG. Wow. I've cut down from 6-10 hours a day to... well, not very many hours a day. Actually, no hours a day. Since, well, it's hard to measure your MMORPG play time when you don't actually have one to play. In the game shop my eyes pass idly over a copy of Tabula Rasa. Ooh... But I can't buy it. I can't do it. Not yet. Add to this the fact that yet ANOTHER sci-fi shooter is not what I need right now, I need a wholesome, honest-to-goodness, Elves, Dwarves, and "Hail, Friend!" Fantasy MMO. And yet I can't get one. I survey the rack of games with the same attitude as an alcholic surveys the rack of bottles behind the bar. Just out of reach.