MMO slumps are always an interesting time for me. Right now I’m between MMOs as I wait for FFXIV A Realm Rebort and WildStar to launch. I’ve been tempted to go back and play WoW during this 7 days trial Blizzard is running; anyone who ever had an account can come and play completely free for 7 days. A lot of my friends have gone back to quickly run all of the raid finders to see the content. I logged in tonight because I never uninstalled, and signing up for the trial was instant and no pain at all. I just can’t see myself seriously playing WoW. I’m not playing because I need my WoW fix, I just feel like I’m missing out if I don’t take advantage of something free.
Marvel Heroes came out today. Graev and I have been waiting for this one for many, many months. We both signed up for the founder package and bought a hero like five months ago (or whenever it first came available). I picked up Rocket Racoon (because I have an unhealthy obsession with small characters, especially when they are animal-like) and Graev bought Hulk. Marvel Heroes is free to play, and you can install and play entirely through Steam. If you haven’t been following the game, think of it like Path of Exile meets a high instanced MMO, or Diablo 3 but when you run out of town you see lots of other players fighting the same monsters as you. It’s hack n slash with Marvel super heroes. We’ll write up a more formal review after we log enough time to give adequate impressions.
Minecraft is still my go-to-game. Our community server is getting more and more packed each night. I built a workshop, mined out miles of caverns, and collected an enormous nest egg of materials. One of my friends is really fond of building worlds with one of the mods (this stuff is way above me) and I had her create me a really bright, colorful, cheerful world. I built a castle and warlock tower with Graev (he wrote about this a few days back) and I have relocated most of my building to a new workshop. I’m in the process of assisting… or rather watching… one of my friends build me a biofuel system.
Check out the screenshot on the above/left. On the surface is a cart that goes around on a track planting and chopping trees. It deposits those trees, wood, and apples into a box that sorts them down into machines which burn the wood into coal, juice the apples, and convert the trees into mulch. In the end I get apple juice and some sort of biofuel. My goal is to have a renewable energy source to fuel my crazy storage system that uses gregtech ME stuff. I won’t even pretend to understand any of this stuff.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf comes out on Sunday, and between all these other games I’m almost not even bothered by the fact that there aren’t any great MMOs to play. This might be the first slump in years where I think I’m okay with them taking their time to get it right. I say that, but in a few days I’m sure I’ll be complaining about wanting a virtual world.