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WAR Stories: Intermission
I took a little break from WAR in the middle of the summer. Several things led to me canceling my subscription for a second time. First, most of my Multiplaying friends found their attention drawn away again with other bright and shiny objects. Second, while fair or not, I found myself feeling disillusioned with the lack of any interest for WAR at this summer’s E3. Yes, I know you can argue that the E3 is more for new games, console games and what not. But at the time, it simply left me with the feeling that SW:ToR was the family’s beauty queen getting all the attention and WAR was just the ugly, red-headed step daughter. And finally, following the tweets of Josh Drescher as he went into work down at BioWare Mythic one morning to seemingly get sacked out of the blue was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.
So I canceled my subscription. During this time off, I first tried out Age of Conan. I had played it some in beta but never after release. I even bought the new expansion, Godslayer. But no matter what class I tried, I could not keep my interest in this game to make it past level 5. I know, level 5 is hardly enough to judge a game. I had made it up to 20 or so in beta. There wasn’t really anything wrong with the game. It just didn’t do anything for me. It just seemed to be fitting into the same old MMO formula. And I canceled that subscription after about a week. Note to self: free trial first next time.
Next up: Champions Online. I had a beta invite for this game. I hated it. Now this was probably because it was not City of Heroes. CoH, as I know I’ve said a million times, was my first MMO love. If you date somebody who tries to look like your first love, sound like your first love and act like your first love, you’re probably gonna dump him because in the end, he is only just a pale comparison. But Steam had it on sale for under 7 bucks, and Rer, our awesome Santa Claus of game gifting, sent a copy my way. I really had fun with this game. The customization is awesome, the power travels unique and fun. I’ve never found a melee style that I like as much as their scrappers and tanks, like CoH. But this lasted me only about a week and I simply lost interest.
By now, the Multiplayers were kicking it around over in WoW. Hanging out with that gang is always fun, but I wasn’t sure I had another WoW stint in me. I had played for several months last year. But it was tempting enough to play with all my friends again that I even renewed my subscription for a month. But when I got to the character creation screen, I just had no desire to try another character. I have literally tried every class in WoW. I don’t hate that game. I’ve spent a lot of time in and out of that game over the years. I’m just finished with that game I think.
After not playing anything for a couple of weeks, I landed back in WAR. Not just out of boredom at this point. I wanted to play WAR. I wonder when the hell I became a PvP player?! Leveling purely on open RvR and scenarios, I’m still having a lot of fun. The 1.3.6 patch has brought a lot of good things to WAR. And there is news about the upcoming RvR packs. I’m sure at some point, some of the big upcoming MMOs will lure me away yet again. But in the meantime, I’m loving me some hot, nasty RvR.