Even though my husband has just today started playing Fallen Earth again, I am resisting … resisting … resisting. One of the main purposes for this blog is to reduce my game flitting down to a level where I can feel like I’ve finished a game before I move on to the next one (or at least attempt to do this). Of course if I find a game hideous I will be moving on regardless, these are games I’m talking about after all and should be enjoyed! I will allow myself an MMO and a single player game at the same, but NO MORE! I could save a fortune by only playing already purchased games, but if I’m honest with myself that’s never going to happen. Even now I’m tempted to buy Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, but will resist (maybe). Checking my Steam account I have 182 games, and I would guess that about 180 of them have never been finished. Damn those Christmas package sales. The point though, is not to dwell on the past, but to improve in the future.
But back to the reason behind the post. Knowing when you’ve finished a single player game is easy (in most cases), but when do you ‘finish’ an MMO?
For the purposes of this blog I will consider an MMO finished (and allow myself to move on without guilt) when I hit max level. Apart from any heroic type instances, I will have seen most of what the game has to offer. I realise that to many people hitting max level means I’m just getting started, but I think it’s a nice discrete point at which I can claim to have ‘technically’ finished the game. It doesn’t mean that I HAVE to move on, but just that I can.
So for now this (reformed) Butterfly will continue with Aion, and try to hit max level before Guild Wars 2. I don’t think there’s any possible way to hit it before Secret World is out, so that will be an excellent test of my flitting deceleration. Hmmm, finishing Secret World will be a tricky one if there are no levels …..