For the first time in a really long time, i’ve been without an MMO for over a month. It’s actually been pretty crazy and not as full of withdrawal as i’d imagined it would be. I was sure that after a few days i’d have been craving another fix, but i’ve been pretty calm about my hiatus from online adventures. This is probably mostly due to a lack of excitement in the genre. It’s been rather stale for a while now, as far as i’m concerned. I don’t see that changing any time soon.
My plan was to fiddle about in Blade & Soul for a bit while waiting on Black Desert and explore that game until Legion launches this summer. Well i fiddled for a few weeks and Black Desert’s beta weekend came and went and something just hit me. I really don’t enjoy all these new games as much as i used to. I also have zero history, and more importantly memories, in WoW. I’m a man without a home, so to speak. A man without an MMO to call my own. That game was FFXI but that ship sailed years ago. I’m sure Legion will bring me back but that’s a bit off still and i doubt it’ll be long term.
It’s not that i’m burnt out. It’s not that at all. I’ve gone through that in the past and i know those symptoms all too well. Those usually came with playing too much or chasing those rare pixels until i drove myself bonkers. I’m not experiencing any of that. I guess i just came to conclusion that the options available currently are not what i’m looking for or craving. I know exactly what i want as far as MMORPG’s go, and i’m not seeing them and certainly not getting them from any studios.
The only MMO on the horizon that i have any sort of inkling to play is probably Pantheon. It’s also the reason for my realization that it has been a while since my last post. They tossed up a post on their site saying they’ll be streaming the game on their Twitch channel on Friday. That immediately made me all giddy like an eight year old on Christmas morning. I’m excited to see how the game is coming along. I’m not expecting much and i’m trying to keep my expectation low, but it’ll be nice to finally see something. Here’s to feeling some excitement for the genre again!