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Casual Thoughts from a Semi-Retired Philosopher

I play MMOs as an alternative to TV. Sometimes it even turns into quality time with the wife and daughter. Most of the time it's a distraction from doing something productive or meaningful.

Author: Hluill

The Coolest MMO Ev-Ah!

Posted by Hluill Wednesday September 4 2013 at 12:44PM
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Yeah, it doesn't exist. 

I've been playing Star Wars: the Old Republic (which my friend calls sweater) for a couple of months now.  I am having fun, but the girlfriend isn't.   She finally admitted this to me today.  She plays it because I play it.  I play it because it has a cool story line and fun character development.  

She misses EverQuest 2's housing and crafting.  But she thinks it's questing is rather bland.  And she hates subscribing.  I still have my account with Sony, but got tired of feeling like a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.

She misses Lord of the Rings Online because it's so pretty, but she's pretty blah about the rest of the game.  I stopped playing when the level curve left me behind.  It seems like such a worthless grind to me.

I still enjoy infrequent forays into The Secret World.  While I think the Ability system there is the absolute best of any game I've played, my girl is intimidated by it.  Knowing when to equip which abilities can be a bit of a pain, to be sure.

So, we're probably headed back to Guild Wars 2.  It's pretty.  It's straightforward.  With dynamic leveling and events there is always something to do.  Because of the discoveries, the crafting isn't completely intolerable.

So, I'll miss my trooper in her white armor and my bad-ass juggernaught and her lightsaber.  But it will great to get back to my warrior and her greatsword and my rogue with his underhanded knife-attacks.