Like the woman said, it’s never too late for some spring cleaning. Inspired by GeeCee’s post, I decided I’d clean up some of the old, and consider the new.
I’ve uninstalled DDO (8 gigs), Champions Online (2.5 gigs), and the Global Agenda demo (7 gigs !!!). I also uninstalled Dawn of War: Soulstorm (so baddddd), the Torchlight level editor (it didn’t let me modify save game files :^( ), and Halo.
DDO was fun, and free, and it has amazing charm (I absolutely love the ‘GM’ narration), but I’ve got alot on my plate. To top it all off, high fantasy is my least favorite MMO genre – that’s definitely one of the reasons that I’m completely unphased by LOTR’s going free.
I wrote about my experience with Global Agenda previously, and my first impressions never changed. To be fair, I didn’t play any more… but hey, that’s what first impressions are for. I really do want an FPS-MMO, but Global Agenda isn’t the one for me.
Champions Online was… huh. I never got the game to run as well as I wanted to, and my first month ran out before I got my newer graphics card. I hear it can be a fun as a casual MMO, but the last thing I need is another one of those – if I want a ‘casual MMO’, I’ll play Borderlands, thank ya very much. Worst of all, Champions Online was, in my opinion, never as much fun as City of Villains.
Speaking of which, I updated City of Villains today and started to take steps to reaccess my account (I forgot the password and the email address I used to make the account is defunct, gone when I graduated college).
I don’t know what I’m thinking here – it’d be a silly, stupid idea to resubscribe, but I just can’t get over the fact that CoV has been the most fun I’ve ever had in an MMO, at least till I started to play Age of Conan. And even there, the jury is still out about which one is best.
I’ve not touched STO for at least a month, but I have a Lifetime Subscription for a reason, right? Right?
On the subject of future ideas, I decided I’d preorder APB today. RealtimeWorlds did an absolutely awesome, bang-up job on Crackdown (to this day, Crackdown is one of the only console games I’ve ever beaten), and I’ve been keeping an ear to the ground for their MMO for a while. Also, I really like their ‘pay by the hour’ approach (that would be perfect for my playing habits), and their monthly fee – $10 – seems very reasonable. And to top it all off, I’m completely down with Mass Effect-style third person shooters.
Notice I said I decided to preorder. Currently, the only place you can get it is through Steam, and I’m really opposed to getting MMOs through there. I like Steam and all, but I’ve had some pretty dumb experiences trying to update EVE Online through that client. The only reason I’d go through Steam would be if they offered achievement synchronization (like they did for CO), and even then I’d still be really iffy. So I’m waiting for the preorder to open up through their website.