Last week, an interesting thread popped up in the Badlands forums. I only visit them infrequently, so when it was pointed out to me I had to take a peek. It turned out to be a post questioning bloggers (in a negative way). The original post really was not all the bad, the rest of the thread is a different story.
The author posed an interesting thought, to paraphrase: "It seems like we play different games." This was in reference to some bloggers (me?) tendency to be positive. To that I say, "Yes, we do play different games." It is all in the point of view, which varies from person to person.
I admit that I am pretty positive. It's not because Mythic has bought me off or anything sinister. I think I have been consistent in my tone over the past 2+ years of this blog. The reason is the title of this blog: Don't sweat the small stuff.
I play WAR for fun, just as I write this blog for fun. Spending time dwelling on negative aspects of a game is not fun for me. I'm not a journalist, so don't expect that type of reporting. If I was being paid to write about games I would certainly cover both angles, but I'm not.
WAR, just like every game, has a number of issues. To be honest, I just don't care about a lot of them. There will always be bugs and class imbalances, worrying about them is just not fun for me. Once the game issues overtake the fun I have, it is time to move on. Luckily, that has not happened for me yet.
Alright, that's enough serious stuff. Last weekend, Eternal Citadel was the Weekend Warfront. I'm really not a fan of this scenario on my Engineer so I avoided it. It's just not Ranged DPS friendly. This weekend was Doomfist Crater, which is Ranged DPS friendly.
The bridges are a boon for Engineers and other AoE classes, as are the ramps. The above scenario was a pug group, and turned out to be a fun match. I called it a night afterward, so I could leave on a high note.