Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Final Countdown

One week until Knights of the Fallen Empire launches (early access)!  It's also the name of an awesome song which you all should have.  One week until SWTOR's NGE (no, not really).  One week until 'the story' takes over (not really).  One week until it becomes a solo MMO (not really).  One week until BioWare forsakes all its veterans (not really).

There is a lot of hyperbole and misconceptions floating around about this expansion.  Pretty much par for the coarse for the Internet though.  Might it turn out to be bad for the game?  Sure.  Might it be great for it?  Sure.  I don't know, and I don't care all that much.  I love the game, but in the scheme of things, that's all that it is.  When put into perspective, it's not a big deal.  I'll just go with the flow.  I'd much rather see a company go for it, rather than play it safe and continue to decline.

For this last week,  I have more than enough to keep me busy.  I was playing Civilization: Beyond Earth all weekend because of the new expansion.  I spend a lot of time in MMO's, but they have nothing on 4x games like Civ.  I never lose track of time in a MMO or have a hard time shutting it down.  With games like Civ,  the opposite is true.  The downside is I don't really have the stamina to play 4x games for long streches because of that.

So the plan is to play some ESO and GW2 this week, until Fallen Empire starts for me on the 20th.  Then my Trooper will hit the Play button on Chapter 1 and enter the new era.  Can't wait.