Yep, I felt like it was time to try out something new in the mmo world. WoW is somewhat old and, though still great and getting nice updates, still pretty much the same as it’s always been.
Guild Wars 2 is a ridiculously pretty game and I love the look and lore about it, but for some reason it never clicked properly with me. And the controls suck a whole lot, or maybe I’m too stupid to play it properly.. but good thing it’s free to play, or I don’t think I’d bother to log in there anymore.
And as much as I loved Skyrim and the Elder Scrolls universe in general, Elder Scrolls Online kind of seemed bad from the start when I tried it in beta, not sure why. But I never bothered paying for it afterwards, meh.
Either way! Even more reason to look into getting a new game eventually, and when I saw Wildstar being released I got thinking.. well, why the hell not?! It certainly looks different to those games I mentioned before, and it’s a completely different setting too, so even if it’s not WoW2, it should at least provide some nice change for once, right? And it’s supposed to have great housing.. I never played a game with really great housing, like, ever!
Though of course, the first great obstacle in getting started with a new online game is something everyone has to go through at some point.. the dreaded download! All I can say is that it took ages. No errors or bugs or anything, but it’s just so slooooow. Maybe it will get better when there aren’t as many people trying to do it at the same time, but yeah. Can’t say I got to see much of the world yet, since just getting the game on my computer already took most of yesterdays afternoon and evening!
The other reason why I didn’t get to see much of the world.. Well, I got stuck in the character creation for a good amount of time. ._. The races are somewhat different from other stereotype fantasy stuff, some more and some less, but I was definitely entertained for a good while. There was a surprising amount of fun to be had already.
So now, lay eyes on my glorious creation, the evil Hamster with the terrifying name Todesknubbel! (Something like Deathknob I think.. Sounds way better in german. But still stupid. :P)
I don’t even know if I’m going to play him/it at all yet.. But it was worth making it just because it was hilarious. Don’t think I’ll delete him any time soon, even if it will just sit around on my account doing nothing at all.
But anyway, these weird-looking thingies are actually called Chua and apparently don’t have a gender. And they’re evil. Pretty much everything I know yet, and some stuff about the other races, factions and classes. Very little so far. The world has to wait, more power to the character creation screen! o_o