August 5, 2015

Blaugust Day 5: On the Hunt for a New MMO

The concept of playing MMOs has always excited me. I'm excited to share great lore with other players and work my way into another sub-community around a game. I have friends all over the place who are playing all sorts of great games, namely World of Warcraft, who I've wanted to join but have been unable to really play with due to budget concerns.

And where am I? Still in that issue.

I don't have a large background - any background, really - with MMOs. I used to write about Wizard101 and Pirate101 by KingsIsle Entertainment, but I have a pretty strong feeling that these differ greatly from what one can expect from other MMOs. My tastes aren't very defined, therefore, so I have little to no idea of what I'd like to play. In games that I've tried and have played to any extent, I tend to shift towards the DPS side of things, but I don't ahve too many examples to give, anyways.

...I don't know, I guess I'm just scared of being too much of a noob that I've been lackluster in initiative to test out MMOs. I mean, I understand that it's a part of the process of getting better, but maybe I'm still too much of a coward for even that. I'm worried about the commitment to a subscription, but I haven't necessarily found anything that I've really liked in free-to-plays like Rift (haven't played too much of it in particular) or Skyforge. Meanwhile, my empty wallet continues to weep as I depend on Steam sales to keep my blog going, especially with the huge costuming haul that I've intended to post about for a long time.

I don't want to give up on my pursuit for a new MMO. I'm in the first beta of Crowfall, and I've already bought a copy of the game via their Kickstarter, so I'm hoping I'll like that when I start to play, but for now...I just want some experience somewhere. I'm a little too tired to continue posting, but I've done #Blaugust its requests. I think posting every day, though challenging and invigorating, is really starting to tire me out. Alas, it's only Day 5 - I must push through!

Costuming post on the way (once we get that photoshoot overwith).


  1. Hang in there, you are doing wonderfully. You can DO this and do it magnificently :D *Chrisy Hugs* Now get some sleep. :P

  2. Just as a random stab in the dark, you sound like a very socially-motivated player to me, that is, it's less specifically about the game that might be a deal breaker but more of who you're playing with.

    If you felt you had cash to burn, I would have recommended looking at either FF14 or GW2, both of those have good reputations as strong, friendly communities. If the investment not appealing at the moment, the next thing I would suggest looking at is either LOTRO or SWTOR, both of which are free-to-play, if I'm not mistaken, but to get connected with some players actively playing those games first.

    There's Trove for free to play and quite light-hearted, in the vein of Wizard101 or Pirate101, but not so good social/community bonds-wise, I think.

    1. Hey, Jeromai! Thanks for your insights. I'm motivated to get involved in a community both for my own and my blog's purposes. I'm also really exploration-motivated, so something that's pretty open to roam in is also a wanted feature (though not necessarily a problem as the price line goes up, I suppose?). The social aspects would be great if they're around, but they're not necessarily an end-all-be-all, per say. (I'm still kind of worried my expectations are unrealistic, but I hope to figure things out as I go around and play more games. )

      I've been interested in FF14, and I actually have a friend who works for ArenaNet, so I'll def look into both. Thanks again for taking your time to comment! :)

  3. If you don't already know, you can also check out Humble Bundle if you're strap for cash. It has a good range of games, mobile games, and books.
    As for MMO suggestion, have you tried EverQuest 2? It has tons for a explorer, and it's Free-to-play.


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