So I was very addicted to Age of Conan for a short time.. but I quickly started to feel like it was the same old thing around middle 30’s. Turns out, there is a reason for this. The starter area where you are at up till level 20 is the only area they let the Beta Testers into.. So it was very well balanced and tweaked, but the rest of it really had not been that well tested according to what Bleys has been reading on the forums.
Ah well.. I had bought Warhammer Online Collectors Edition, but after my disgust with Conan going to crap so quick, I decided to cancel it. I guess they need to make some bigger leaps in MMORPGs for me to get interested in them again. 🙁 I really want a game that brings adventure. Not just treadmill leveling and killing of monsters. It gets old. What did you do tonight? Killed monsters and quested. What for? So I could get bigger and get better equipment. How come? So I could kill more monsters and do more quests. Huh, why do you wanna do that? So I can get bigger, and get better equipment… Wait a minute… I see a pattern here.
I really want a game where there is true adventure. Not just adventure for the sake of getting the best equipment in the game and getting bigger….. I mean, true adventure. I want it to be a challenge to cross a river through the strong current. I want a piece of rope to be useful. I want to be able to repell into caves, or to be able to climb a dangerous cliff. I want to be able to do more then just kill monsters and click on an item. I would like to be able to have a real profession, like Blacksmith, and be able to build a shop in a town and compete price wise against other player blacksmiths. Or to be a miner, that does more then just walks around and hammer at piles of rock sticking out of the ground.. How about being able to build a real mine? Or become an herb farmer? How about magic that requires some components? And make it so the components take some work to grow, not just make them impossible to find out in the wild so they become ungodly expensive?
Everytime I play a new MMORPG, I have such high hopes, then I play them, and quickly realize that they still fall way short of all my expectations. 🙁 Ah well. Maybe I will be lucky enough to see such a game in my lifetime?