As most World of Warcraft players are probably aware of by now, patch 5.2 dropped this week. I had planned to sink my teeth into the new zone with my husband, but it turns out that since it’s server specific progression for unlocking the island, Real ID grouping doesn’t work. Then he tried to get me in on a kill for Galleon, and once again, it wouldn’t teleport me to his realm. So, you know what? Fuck WoW. I’m on a self imposed 48 hour ban.
I spent last night hunting down pinata’s in RIFT. However, this post by Liore titled, How a Free-To-Play Game Got My Money, has me sorely tempted to dust off my little Elin Slayer and head back to Arcadia. While Guild Wars 2 arguably does active combat better, I am just so in love with the gorgeous graphics of TERA. With its visually stunning world and challenging combat system, it’s different enough to not feel like yet another WoW clone but with just enough similarities that I’m not completely out of my comfort zone.
Then there is Diablo 3. If you enjoyed my post, Diablo 3 Eight Months On: Is The Hate Still Justified? then I highly recommend you have a read of Beruthiel’s post titled, Would Diablo Have Been More Fun Without An Auction House? Many of the people who I spoke to about the game shared a similar attitude and I think Beruthiel brings up some fantastic points. I think I’ll be steering clear of D3 this weekend though; Real ID offers too many opportunities for guildies to demand my attention in Azeroth and I really want to focus on different games this weekend!
Welcome to yet another open thread, where you can talk about pretty much whatever you want. Need help getting the conversation started? Tell us what you’re playing this weekend!