Monday, March 24, 2008

Guild Wars: Why I Really Stopped Playing

Any meta that has top players talking about corner-blocking as a high-level GvG strategy is one in which I want no part. Because it's one that means VoD is fundamentally broken.

Always Polymock, though!


Revan Ancaria said...

Eh - it's not just you Rex. I've been feeling like I just have to stay away from it for at least "a while" as well... Actually, since the Canthan New Year finales - where my guild and I had a blast sponsoring a district - I've not been able to get back on the horse.

Then I went off and did something a lil nutty and took the 3-day trial for a spin over at Tabula Rasa. That all ended with me purchasing the game, and subscribing. It's been satisfying my Sci-Fi hunger in this "If You're Going To Play a MMO, You're Going to Carry a Sword/Shield to Kill Orcs/Trolls" type of monopolized mmo-gaming world.

Sausaletus Rex said...

Sorry it's taken me a little while to respond. I spent all of my blogging time yesterday chasing a mouse out of the kitchen cupboards.

Anyhow, yes, I'm taking a bit of time off to recharge my interest. It's a trial separation that, history tells, will lead to reconciliation rather than a nasty divorce. And, from what I hear, I'm not the only one. It's not exactly a new phenomenon. I imagine interest will pick up again when they announce the GW2 beta, if not earlier. For myself, I still like the game, I just dont' have anything but vague goals and not enough time to work on them.

As for Tabula Rasa, I can't say I've ever been tempted. Not that I wouldn't mind a sci-fi MMO but I heard bad things about it during the beta and shortly after release. The whole pseudo-shooter thing turns me off, too. So I've pretty much mentally crossed it off the list of things to care about. Liked the whole cloning system idea, though.