I love playing World Of Warcraft, there are many aspects that I like, or at least I did use to like. I find it easy to play, easy to get into different roles. I love playing it because it is familiar. I am used to the game, I know how to do most things, I know how to heal, dps, tank, do professions, easiest way to level up. I know the dungeons, I know how raiding works and how the gearing works. I guess these are all the things that keeps me going, the familiarity. And that is probably why I feel it is so hard to get so involved into other games.
The amount of hours – time, money, fun times, friends and events that have happened, has been plenty. While I have played on and off, I have always gone back to it because of the familiarity.
For a while now there has been talk about yearly expansions, probably because expansions leads to a lot of money, people buy it, sub for a while, then quit. So solution, more expansions.
I am not so keen about this, especially after this expansion, which have been a dull one. I don’t think I will support this yearly expansion plan they are having.
For one, it’s going to cost even more money then they already are getting from me.
This expansion have in my opinion been a horrible one. MoP was okay even though I was unsubbed for a lot of it, not the best expansion I have seen, but there was always stuff to do.
Expansions yearly means smaller expansions, which could feel like a big patch instead. That is what I imagine anyways. In some ways I think things go to fast sometimes. You used to work hard to get your items, money, gear etc, but now a days it all becomes so obsolete in a flash. With yearly expansions, it’s probably going to go faster. Unless, they produce expansions with small amounts of content.
One of the goals in MMO’s is about getting loot, then start over, getting more loot. That is fine, but when things go so fast, it just doesn’t feel like it matters anymore. I remember when you had an item forever, you appreciated it more, and it meant more, you remembered when and where you got it. Now I don’t care for loot that much, because in a week I will probably replace it anyways. I never really remember which boss that I got items from, sometimes not even from which dungeon/raid.
Anyways, we will soon get some information of what is in stored for us.
As I have never followed these kinds of events, I don’t know how much information they usually give out about the future expansion. But I am curious. I hope the next expansion holds more then garrison, 5 dungeons, shitty professions and moronic rare’s that isn’t rare and only drop loot once.
My point is, it doesn’t matter how attached I am to the game, if things aren’t improved after this expansion & there will be yearly expansions, this expansion will most likely be my last. It’s not worth my money anymore. It will be time to delete the account, or whatever I can do, just to get rid of it for good. I will find a new game and invest my time and money into that. Screw the familiarity, with enough time another game can become just as familiar, I just got to let it. I will hold on buying the next expansion, till I see what the verdict are from the people around me, on blogs, forums and other social medias.
Until then I will just have to do what I do what I have planned on my to do list. I’ve been hoping that would give me some extra joy within the game, having goals. While I enjoy the leveling experience, time and time again, I don’t much enjoy being max level, which incredibly silly, seeing as that is where the game wants you to be. I would love to stay in the game because I have invested a lot of time and effort into it, but one wonderful day I will be able to say my goodbyes. I say wonderful, because things have not been the same since before MoP. And that is acually a few years ago now, since that expansion hit. I told myself WoD would be the last expansion, when I tried it and didn’t like it. And I hope I can stand by that.
I do wonder if there is a game out there, other then Minecraft and WoW, where I can enjoy the journey/leveling experience as much. I have a lot of fondness for FFXIV but I have never allowed my self to get totally sucked into it. Probably because I have rarely raided in the game because of the annoying latency issues I still have. Which also means I have issues with doing the primals and such, and when I cannot do things like that I miss out on so much I would love to do. What is the point of having a healer, if you cant do anything else then normal dungeons? Heal trees and materia ?
Rift, while I enjoy the vast world it has, I enjoy no classes which is really a bummer. I am not sure what it is about it I don’t like, if it’s the animation or combat. It’s pretty similar to WoW so I can’t really put my finger on it. I love how there is tons of things to collect, that there are many options when it comes to talent trees, the rifts are awesome. So it’s a bit of a mystery why I can’t get sucked into it.
Wildstar, I have tried it many times now, and I just don’t enjoy it. Probably because it is more Sci-Fi and not enough fantasy in it compared to what I am used to. The leveling experience used to be a drag, but they have made it easier, but that has not helped my enjoyment at all.
SWToR, while I enjoy the stories, again it is too Sci-Fi for me. I love Sci-Fi movies and series, but just not in my gaming. Probably because I am to in love with flashy magic spells with a beautiful staff and lovely dresses as a healer, bows & arrows as a damage dealer and 1h sword and shield as a tank.
GW2, while I love jumping into that game from time to time, it’s not your typical mmo. It does not have the holy trinity and when that is not in place, I quickly lose interest.
The Secret World, that is a really good game, it has good quests and puzzles, it is very different from all the games, it’s dark and mysterious. It has creepy monsters and it’s horror. But, no flashy cute healing, not enough fantasy. I guess I am into bright colors, dresses and magic.
You would think I would have given up on MMO’s a long time ago. But I don’t want too. So I will be the eternal MMO jumper which I accepted last year, that’s cool. But I think, if I once and for all give up on WoW, that will be the day I find my “second love” in the mmo universe.
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