Thursday, February 24, 2011

Is something happening today?

Oh yea, some game called Rift launches.  I'm surprised that no one is really talking about it.  They really should do something about their marketing.  Launch day is an interesting time for a game.  It might be laggy, buggy and frustrating but that is all a part of the fun.

I really should wait a few days to play, when the starter area is not packed with people fighting over mobs.  There is just something about that new MMO smell that I can't resist.  Can't forget to go get my character names too.  I have not decided on them yet, might be Werit, might not be.

Syp wrote a great article about the different phases of pre-launch hysteria.  I admit that I fell into that cycle at one time.  Now, not so much.  Maybe it is because I'm older and have a lot of other things to occupy my my attention.  Or it could be that I'm really not excited about any MMO's on the horizon.

That's not true, I am excited about SWTOR.  I don't really want to know much about it though.  When I play for the first time, I want there to be as much mystery as possible.  Cataclysm is a great example of how too much information can be a bad thing.  From reading all of the coverage, I felt like I had played it all before it even launched.

Today will likely be a frustrating experience in Rift, so remember to try and have some fun.  There is plenty of time to get to the level cap.