I read a post that I quite liked today at lunch on Keen and Graev’s Gaming Blog: Aions 3rd Beta Weekend thoughts: Class choice and whether to beta test or not. I had exactly the same thoughts while playing…although I really, really wanted to play I wasn’t sure how far I wanted to continue into the beta. I didn’t want to affect my enjoyment of playing my own characters when the game is launched, and Aion is a very, very enjoyable game.
Also, I had been doing the beta partly because of that min-maxer type-A viewpoint that wants to level as fast as possible to be ready for endgame, with the best spec. That’s why I quit playing Warcraft – I was done with raiding and everything that goes with it. I want to relax, and enjoy the ride. I don’t want to be in a guild where everyone is expected to learn new raid bosses on the PTRs to be ready to eat through content when it goes live.
I’ve been dabbling with a lot of games recently. I re-subbed to Age of Conan for a month, but cancelled within the first few days since it now ran so slowly and buggy – much worse than it did when I was originally playing it. I still dink around in Runes of Magic and Guild Wars.
I’m going back to EVE to make another attempt to find “my” game within that universe. I’d not been logging in because my games time has been so limited lately, and every time I logged in I had this “but I don’t wanna!” feeling, like I was getting something unpleasant out of the way. Silly when we talking about a game, but I think it was a result of the negative feelings I have about totally unbalanced PvP. So, back to my ship to see what trouble I can get into.
And Warhammer. I just got one of those free-time offers for ex-subscribers, and I patched everything this morning. I always did love Warhammer, I thought it was so much fun…it just didn’t work if the server population was too low. Public quests are tough to complete by yourself, and I still have yet to experience city sieges and so on. So we will see.
At the moment I am a shiftless vagabond, without a home to call my own. :)