So, about 4 years ago I was mainly a console heavy gamer. I own(ed) a signifigant number of games for my Original Xbox & PS2. Then, stores stopped selling Xbox games. Then, more recently, they stopped selling PS2 games. This had a pretty big effect on me. I knew those days were coming but I simply didnt want them to come at those times. I was having WAY too much fun for it to end. But, like all things, they did and I had to find a way to fill that void.
Enter my resurrgence into the world of MMOs. I retried Runescape but Jagex really messed the game up. After that I spent a year bouncing between those stupid P2W games where you just sit around all day building structures, attacking other players and eventually hit a paywall.
Then a wonderful thing happened! I discovered DDO! Liking DDO, I tried LOTRO. After that it was WoW, SWTOR, STO and more recently, Neverwinter. These games, for the last few years, have managed to fill the void that was made with the stoppage of new games for my old consoles. DDO, LOTRO & SWTOR being the most major.
Over the last few years, Ive encountered alot of people on those games. Some were fun, others werent. A few started fun but certain stupid things made them cease being fun people. But overall, the majority of the people Ive met have been some of the single most awesome people I could have ever encountered in an MMO.
Yesterday, one of the best things I could have hoped for happened:
My siblings bought me an Xbox 360, which as you can tell, came with the latest Tomb Raider & Halo 4. Soon, Im going to have Borderlands 1 & 2, Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 and a years subscription to Xbox Live so the bunch of us can kick each others asses and whatnot. Those arent the only games coming my way, naturally, but theyre the start.
So, what does this all mean? To be honest, it means my days playing MMOs are now officially numbered. The time I spend playing them is going to see a decrease. Ones that worked only as diversions, like STO & Neverwinter, Im likely to stop playing. LOTRO will likely become dead to me. DDO will remain as my weekend game with Comic and occasionally Even. SWTOR… I dunno. I do love it, I mean, its freaking Star Wars! But its likely going to see a severly decreased amount of love & attention.
I just really wanted to say thank you to everyone whos made my time playing these MMOs and sharing my thoughts on them, dealing with my rants, offering me help when I needed advice and overall were nice & friendly to me for being there these last 4(ish) years. I also wanted to say Im sorry I never really had the ability to play with most of you(Grim & Geoff, just to name a couple) due to my odd play hours or being on a different server. For the people who were fun at first, thank you for the good times while they lasted, Im sorry you had to become dicks.
Ill still pop on, from time to time, but I really see myself transitioning back to console gaming again. So, again, thank you all, its been a fun ride, adios!
PS: I still plan on working on my Elven Barbarian story.