Archive for November 2010

I Would Love To See Rift As The New Top MMO

November 21, 2010

whether you like it or hate it, one thing you have to admit is that WOW is getting old.  You will always have the die hard fans that will play a game till the bitter end, but no game lasts forever.  Expansions bring some life back, but as time goes on the effect expansions have on a game is diminished.  Now it’s time for a new king of MMO’s, the timing is there but the quality must also be there.  Few games have been dubbed as the wow-killer, but they seem to only kill themselves with poor game-play.  At this point any AAA fantasy MMO is going to be dubbed as a wow-killer whether they like it or not, but I feel Rift may pull it off.

Although I have concerns, I love Rifts class system.  Unlike Warhammer which basically just copied the classes of one side to the other, the classes in Rift seem quite different.  The soul combining offers a lot of customization, the options seem endless for players to find the favorite build.  Rift’s time has come, and they need to perform.  It’s not an exaggeration to say that 1 million people will at least try out the game, how well they retain them is another story.

I’m Not Going To Buy Cataclysm

November 12, 2010

Although I never been a big fan of WOW, I’ve always been willing to try it out and come to the conclusion that it’s a decent game but not my taste.  My decision to pass on Cataclysm  has nothing to do with the expansion or game as a whole, just one simple change with the priest class.  From my short stint back to test the new talent system and from what others have been saying from the beta test, the priest class has taken a big hit in Cataclysm.

As far as healing goes priests where fairly well balanced in WOTLK, although disc priest wasn’t as adequate at tank healing as they should have been they still had their strong points.  Paladins have always been overpowered at healing and it looks like that isn’t going to continue in Cata.  Druids are reportedly going to get a nice boost as well.  The class designers seem to constantly miss when it comes to priests, and I just don’t want to play a broken healing class.  When I look at their track record. I really don’t have any hope that this is going to change.

You can say that there’s other features to have fun with like the new content, races, or just play other classes but I don’t feel any of that stuff is to write home about and the priest is my main class.  I would never be able to do 85 levels of WOW again.

A New Post! OMG!

November 11, 2010

I haven’t posted on here in a while, and I won’t even use the typical ‘I’ve been busy’ excuse because I really haven’t been, so I apologize for my inactivity.  I feel like I’m in a ‘blogger’s block’ at the moment, with not much going on MMO wise, so I’ve been spending most of my free time watching horror movies on youtube, playing LOL, and now Black Ops.  I’m trying to shake this rut off, and I want to get back into the habit of posting 3 to 4 times a week.

One thing that myself and MMO developers have in common, is that were in a really bad streak, and the MMO industry has been like that for years.  The latest big name release of FFXIV has officially made Yahoo’s biggest game flops of 2010 list.