So, i've decided to start this blog here about guilds in different mmo's and the impact they have on the game and/or server you play on. Any comments are welcome.
So, a little bit about myself, I started playing online games with ultima online. I would goto a friends barracks room and watch him play, not even playing myself, and was in awe. Ultima was something entirely new to me, as far as games go, and i was an avid roleplayer, having played D&D for quite sometime. Later on, i started EQ, and bought a computer, just to play it on. From there i've played about every PtP mmo you can think of. Daoc, Shadowbane, Horizons, Anarchy Online, Eq2, WoW, and more. One thing i've noticed, there's always an "uber" guild so-to-speak on each server, sometimes spanning many servers, in games. In Shadowbane, it was R30's, and uber guild that ran the server since it's beginning, and the guild leader quit, i was told, because it had become to easy. Wow, to quit a game cause you had achieved what your supposed to...didn't make sense to me. Of course on EQ, EQ2, and wow, there's always the guilds that raid constantly, and show off their E-peen..i can't stand it sometimes. I guess mainly cause i never really focused on the leveling in these games. I'm the type of person, I would rather just sit and talk to people in the guild, maybe go off and farm together or something like that. If i'm in a guild and nobody is group, talking or anything, and if i get ignored a couple of days in a row, then i usually quit.
Take for instance Sword of the new world, which i'm currently playing on the V- server...don't remember the full name. My name there is Maltross if anyone wants to shoot me a hello. But anyway, i joined a guild called Virus squad, and they never really did anything together. Sure, one guy had a friend invited in the guild, so they did things together all the time, but for the most part, nothing was ever done, even though they boasted that they where gonna be some uber raiding guild blah blah.
I just wanna hang out with some cool people in a game, not worryin about who's got what gear and whatever, just have some fun, maybe explore as much as possible. That's what i find appealing to games, and probably why i jump around so much, so there's always something different around the corner. If someone knows of a cool game where this is a constant thing, let me know, and i'll make it my home.
Western themed mmo...
Ok, for some reason ever since reading some of the Dark Tower series, i've wanted to see a western theme in an mmo...cowboys, indians, bounty hunters, card sharks...something like that...what would be a good way to structure a game like this do you think? I mean it would be weird if as a cowboy you went out and camped a respawn of Native Americans...that's just wrong. But i'm sure there's a tastefull way to do this, and believe it would be fun. Maybe playing as a card player or some sort of class that threw playing cards, ala Gambit..something like that...maybe had a henchman harlot...hehehe...that would be kinda funny, no? but again, not very tastefull. Just wearing the cowboy hats and running down a stagecoach, to save someone or the possibilty of robbing them....giving you different options depending on level/class..i don't know, just brainstorming here.
Anyway, these are just my ramblings, if it doesn't make sense, i apologize now :o)