I have a week off work next week which is causing my mind to go into butterfly plus mode. I don’t want to waste the week wandering through different games, but I can’t choose one to focus on. I just wish Secret World or GW2 were out for my time off!
I hit 31 in Aion, but it’s slow going, been playing a bit of Lineage II, trying to get a wolf pet. I’ve failed my ‘exam’ (how to raise a wolf) 3 times so far, and it’s not as easy as just repeating it, you have to go to three different towns and re-listen to advice that just doesn’t quite match the questions at all times. It’s like being back at school (except I didn’t fail this much back then ).
Lineage II seems to have an amazing amount of people still playing. This shot is from a server that at login says ‘light’, and it’s taken in a newbie town at that. I don’t know why I’m drawn back to play, it’s not an easy game, but the journey to 40 is supposed to be very fast so I guess I want to see what the ‘real’ game is like after that. My wolf pet journey is just a side track, I’m a sucker for pets.
There’s a new game on my radar too, currently in Beta (although all the Beta slots are gone). It’s called Salem, a sandbox permadeath crafting MMO, being published by Paradox (due Q3 2012). Not my type of game normally at all, but it’s crafting looks excellent, and the graphics are cute and the game has witches, broomsticks and uses attributes such as ‘phlegm’ (yucko!). Very appealing, a hardcore game with a cutesy wrapping. Just one more for the future list .