Aside from being all mopey with the flu (I’m the worst patient ever, I admit!) I spent a lot of time having an inordinate amount of fun in a game that I’d given up on: Warhammer.
A friend had decided to try the free trial, so I re-subbed for a month. We ran around the starting areas together, he complained about me not keeping him alive in battlegrounds (I’m a shaman, not a miracle worker, Jim) and generally had a great time.
Warhammer is one of those games that I care enough about to actually get angry…at it’s best, it can be so much damned fun. Given the wrong balance of people however, or not enough players, it falls apart and that is a shame.
There are reportedly class balance issues, although I haven’t gone deep enough into the game to experience that myself. Last night I did hear a Magus player lamenting the brokeness of the class, and presenting a long and fairly well thought out opinion on why the class was virtually unplayable. The only response, of course, was “Can I have your stuff?” :D
Whatever that indefinable quality is in MMO that means “fun”, Warhammer has it…at times. When there are enough people for PQs, if you have friends or a good guild. I spent ages just doing PVP scenarios, running around like a loon, making comments in a squeaky voice for my shaman, Wiillow, and laughing. Just silly buggers, really – but it was a very enjoyable way to spend the day.
Is it worth a subscription once friends finish their free trials and stop playing? No. And that is a damned shame.