For the last months I’ve been having an internal struggle. As many know, I played WoW for many many years, but this expansion just fizzled out for me very quickly. This doesn’t mean I think wow is a bad game and I’d still play it, but only for the pvp. I had, however, subbed for 6 months in one go. All that time I felt guilty for not playing it every day.

I thought that perhaps dabbling in FFXIV would show me the ways of mmo-love again, but even if the game is gorgeous, I just can’t get into it. The story is great, but there’s not enough in one go to keep me satisfied and I really hate grinding several levels by just doing fates or dungeons to get to a level which will unlock more of the story quests. Again, the guild of paying money for a game that I hardly enjoy playing, played a big part in my final decision.

I still think WoW will be my no 1 mmo, but for now I am not going to pay or play either of these mmo’s. Instead I am going to save my money and will spend it when I go on holiday to Spain and Holland this year.

So what will I play? There are many great free mmo’s out there. I definetely am going to return to The Secret World. They have had many quality of life changes in the game, so I am going to start over with a Templar character this time. Being in England for around 8 years has made me rather patriotic of this country, and the Templar would be perfect for that feeling.

If I want my fantasy fix, I am debating between the following mmo’s: Guildwars 2, ESO, ArcheAge and Rift.

Now I have enjoyed Rift in the past, but found the storyline kinda meh and I don’t know enough about ArcheAge to give it my honest opinion though I have heard many people complain that it’s pay to win.

So that leaves ESO and Guildwars 2…. Eso was incredibly enjoyable, but I think I will start playing it on my ps4. I did pay for that transfer and it will be lovely to play it on a bigger screen. Also I can see this game being easier to play with a controler.

Guildwars 2 has such a unique vibe to it. Biggest problem for me in that game; I can’t pick a class ;). I think I might go for an elementalist or Mesmer. I had a very cool sylvari ranger, but there’s something about casting spells that makes it more epic. Or I could try out the new class that they are hyping ;)

So still many choices to be made, but I do feel happy that I no longer have to feel guilty about not playing mmo’s I have to pay for. That’s around £15 a month I save and for a whole year it all adds up.

Heavensward FFXIV

Posted: April 27, 2015 in ffxiv, mmo, rpg
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Thank the heavens, I just ran the benchmark tool for the new expansion to FFXIV a realm reborn and my pc passed :D

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Let’s play some Rift

Posted: March 20, 2015 in games, let's play, rift
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I know the sound is a bit off, going to adjust that in the next video :)

Back into ESO

Posted: March 17, 2015 in CE, eso, games, mmo
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Today is the day that The Elder Scrolls Online is going free to play, or like the Guildwars system of buying the game but there are no subscription fees. I am extremely happy about this. When I first played this game in the beta, I was not impressed. The starting area was boring and the story just didn’t do it for me at all. I wasn’t expecting to get this game, but when I was off work due to my depression and I got extremely bored, I took the step and bought the game. Not only that, I actually purchased the Collectors Edition. I know right, that’s taking a huge risk for a game that I was not interested in at all when I had played it.

The one thing that the CE had going for it was the wonderful art book. Elder Scrolls always has gorgeous art books with their CE’s and the statue that came with it was extremely cool. All in all it was a good purchase. Then it came to the game and let me tell you I was pleasantly surprised. The first area was the same, but then I moved to an Island where my dark elf happily roamed around (it’s the Kajit and woodelf starting area, due to having a CE I can start anywhere and i’m not race tied to starting area’s) and explored for some treasure and quests and I loved it!

Now there is some bad stuff too, I wasn’t impressed with some of my skills as a rogue. She felt quite under powered when I got repeatedly killed by boss mobs my level. I am hoping that that will change with this new patch. I already got the warning that my talents have been changed and all my skill points returned to me.

So keep your fingers crossed that rogues will be awesome again!

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IMG_3332[1]Not a bad haul this month. I have to say that I don’t subscribe to any of these boxes on a regular basis any longer. For one they don’t always have stuff in there that I think is worth the money. However, the one thing I absolutely loved was the book ‘Ready player One’ that came with my crate. I have already heard it as an audiobook, but it’s nice to have it in my book collection now too.

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Lately I’ve been playing my Bloodelf hunter a lot. Well, I say a lot, but I’m actually taking my time with her. She’s only level 93 but I really want to get her to 100 and then focus on the human warlock and I even rolled a belf rogue. A class I suck at so much, it’s a new challenge now for me.

All these chars reside on Argent Dawn which is an rp server and that’s exactly what I want tot do with my characters. Raiding doesn’t tickle my fancy any longer and I’m tired of my alliance characters (not entirely otherwise I wouldn’t have a human lock ;)) so hopefully running around on horde side I will feel inspired again to play.