This year I completely avoided the Steam Summer Sale, mostly because I already own most of the games I wanted and decided to play MMOs almost exclusively for my summer gaming sessions. While I’ve spent countless hours in this early endeavor, I’ve been enjoying my time nonetheless– and saved money too! Since I haven’t jumped into the “Next Gen” console hardware race yet, I’ve been spending quality time with PC and iOS, (and occasionally WiiU) instead.
I actually prefer RPGs to MMOs but I’m finding it easier to solo through MMOs now, for better or worse, and I like the idea of an endless game with custom gear and parties plus an endless world to explore. I’m finding these things in MMOs, and thus “My MMO Summer Report” was born!
A short list of MMOs that I currently enjoy in no particular order:
- The Secret World
- Star Wars The Old Republic
- Guild Wars 2
- Fallen Earth
Would like to try:
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Comments: SWTOR is a Free-to-Pay game!Try it out!
I’ve got a couple of characters on this account, and seeing as how there was a Double XP week, I decided to just play this game for a week and started up a new character, Imperial Agent, and I’m really glad I did because it is one hell of a fun story line! Getting an XP boost made it easier to get through the story line and the grind less of a hassle, so it felt like I was playing a movie or cool TV series. I might have leveled up a bit too fast, because I didn’t find much of the general combat too challenging.
However, one of the things that didn’t change was the jerky community. One of the things that puts me off from MMOs are the jerky players that like to get into shouting matches and berate the group. Getting into a guild has it’s benefits, but putting up with rude players can be a deal breaker. I love the game and world enough that I can deal with a few rotten apples, and this phenomenon is not exclusive to this game.
I got to around level 25, which is like half of the story line for a character in one week, which is pretty darned good for progressing a cool story. I kind of wish I had leveled slower to enjoy the story more, but maybe I’ll eventually finish this story. Other characters I want to finish are Bounty Hunter and Jedi Knight, so I’ll be looking for XP Weekends in the future!
Verdict: A great weekend with a great game! I want to try out the housing system coming soon!
The Bad: Toxic community. One would be wise to study up on Flashpoints and character builds, because god forbid you ever make a mistake in this game. The group will not forgive you! I was playing SIth side, so it was expected.
The Good: There is no good! I’m a Sith! Long live the Empire! I mean? Oh god? What did I just type? LOL! :-|