Wednesday, January 14, 2004

My ever-changing game habits

Well things have changed a little since my last posting-flurry in December - I have now quit DAoC - I wasn't playing it much so I didn't want to pay for it - thus ending probably one of my longest Subscriptions to a MMOG yet (18ish months). Oh well - I miss my level 50 on there but not that much - and its not as if I can't get him back whenever I want!
I also cancelled FFXI - the game just didn't hook me like it did a few of my friends...

For a while there I was mainly playing offline games with a little SWG mixed in - I got sucked into Knights of the Old Republic - which I just finished a couple of nights ago - VERY entertaining. I also got my XBox hooked up to XBox live - the jury is still out on that - I think it has some neat features implemented in Project Gotham Racing 2 - just not sure if I'm going to be willing to fork out the cash for a subscription after the 2 month free period is over.

Pretty recently I've gotten back into SWG more seriously, and a week ago I decided to get EVE, based on a long serious of posts on Waterthread. I'll be posting about my initial experiences on that later :)

Dave 'Mahrin Skel' Rickey leaving Wish

This was posted on Wish's main site a couple of weeks ago.

My interest in this game pretty much started when Dave signed on - I have followed his work since his DAoC days - his column on
Skotos was always a really good read, as was his blog (I've forgotten the URL for it).

He had a bunch of good ideas that he was going to integrate into Wish - not the least of which was one that interests me greatly - that of being able to cater to casual gamers better than the usual treadmill does (The short of it was to have Wish as a Skill-based game and let players be able to develop their character to the top of individual Skills in the space of a few weeks - the powergamers would have many skills maxed but the casuals could still be competitive in certain areas). I'm not sure how much of what he was designing will make it into the game - but judging from what little has been said about the beta - next to none of it had been implemented at that stage - and I'm not sure if they will use ANY of it. I'm not really interested in Wish anymore - so hence its off my list of Games...Oh well!

*Edit Jan 14 10:30 PM* I just got accepted into the Wish Beta - downloading the client now - From said reasons above I'm not expecting a whole bunch from it - but it'll certainly give more writing material for here!

Better late than never...

Well - its been like over a month since I last posted - between one thing or another I just haven't had the time to write anything even though there a few events that occurred that I at least thought about writing on - those included:

  • Dave 'Mahrin Skel' Rickey leaving Wish

  • My ever-changing game habits (See the sidebar on the right!)

  • Themis Group taking on a known power-levelling/in-game item selling site as a client

I'm going to try and write up posts on some of this stuff to at least express my opinions on them - watch this space! (If anyone is actually watching this space!)