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All Aboard…The Hype Train

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on April 27, 2012 by theerivs

Guild Wars 2 is Ramping up, and I really want to get on the hype train, preorder the game, and hop into Beta, and bathe in all that is GW2.

But I must resist, cause I’ve walked this path too…too many times before with Warhammer Online, and SWTOR. Though I had fun on both counts, I’ve been let down by both games, and they didn’t deliver to really grasp the need I had.  I’m Even Looking at the Collectors Edition, something I vowed I wouldn’t do again, but a Rytlock statue WOULD look cool next to my Darth Malgus.

What’s sucking me back in the Hype Train.

1. WvW – Being as DAOC was my first MMO, and you always remember your first. The smacks of those days, and gets me excited.

2. Necromancer Class- It smacks alot like the Warlock class of WoW, but I just like the Vibe of it.

3. Norn, and Char Race – I just really like these races, especially the Norn, cause…well I have a Viking fetish.

4. The Polish – GW2 is just looking really polished from all the videos I’ve seen. Good Videos mean more fuel for the hype train.

5.I’m not sure it’s Hype – Arena.net might just live up to all this hype. They might actually succeed where others have failed and breathe new life into the MMO genre…..then again they may not.

As always though in parting I wish you love, peace, and soooouuuullll!

Don’t Believe the Hype

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , , on February 2, 2010 by theerivs

You’d think since I love that Public Enemy song, I would actually follow its advice.

When Warhammer Online came out, I loved the IP (Intellectual Property) so much I turned a blind eye to any problems to the game, and I still do in some sense. I want it to succeed so bad, I think I tossed more money then I should at it. Is it a bad game? No…Does the game have faults…sure it does. Most MMO’s do, and even WoW does…*SHOCK* The Problems WoW has though has been ironed out in the 5 years it’s been out. When I first logged into WoW, I got queues, and server disconnects, Lag in IF so bad it was like a slide show. So even though time clouds our memories, I remember the bad times, and they still continue. I now have DSL, and WoW blows up my modem when I log into Dalaran. I mean WTF! ..Really?

Let me get to my point…Cryptic, and Star Trek Online. I was blinded by the IP, Star Trek I allowed myself to fall into the hype, especially after the Klingon PvP trailer. Three Klingon Birds of Prey swooping in for the kill…yeah I got a boner. After Cryptic did it’s shady business with Champions Online. They offered lifetime subs, and then said they ran out of them even after people already ordered it, if I remember correctly. Whatever the case it was shady business. Now the day of Star Trek Online opening they pull out of their arse, a Microtransaction store where you can buy races, that give you…that’s right bonus abilities…I am hating Cryptic so much right now…it’s not even funny.

Here’s the problem I love the IP, I like the game actually. The space part is awesome, but is that enough for me to play this game, to be an active part of this game? The only part of this game that I would enjoy is the PvP, but the Klingons aren’t fleshed out.  There are still alot of questions I have about this game, and will I be investing my time into this game.

I have a Collectors Edition waiting for me at Gamestop on my way home, and I am seriously debating just leaving it there.