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Hyboria or/and Bust

City of Heroes, despite having the comfort of a familiar haunt, is something I'm extremely burnt out from. The archetype system was flexible enough to hold me for perhaps 2000 hours -- a truly astounding feat for any game -- but that flexibility has come to an end. Even the addition of issue 12, which I briefly played with on the test server, could not restore my zeal for the game.

I need a new MMORPG to play, and Champions Online is still quite awhile away. So it is that I've decided to take Age of Conan seriously as my new MMORPG for awhile. Sure, I said I was broke and couldn't afford it, but I think I can borrow the neccessary money to make the preorder head start deadline.

As I detailed extensively over the last few entires, Age of Conan isn't perfect, and a patient player would benefit from waiting a few months while they patch what's wrong with it. Nonetheless, the gameplay is just barely innovative enough to interest me.

Besides, there's a certain nostalgic pleasure to be had in elbowing your fellow players over the limited spawns as they set about colonizing a fresh, new virtual world. Months from now, when the game is finally where it should be, I can enjoy spinning tales to the newbies of the horrible game-stopping bugs that the early pioneers overcame.


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Keep on addin' em, and I'll keep on deletin' em.

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Andrew said…
Oh, so you're into all that superhero stuff. Hehe.
Kinda. It's mostly the gameplay I like about City of Heroes, which is pretty advanced for MMORPG standards. But, clearly I don't hate the superhero stuff.

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