I feel a little like Rip Van Winkle waking up after a hundred years. I’m back, but I am really out of touch. I have spent most of the last year working from home on a contract basis, dealing with my son’s first year of school with his severe ADHD, and playing RimWorld with whatever time I had left. That wasn’t a lot of time either.
But now I am getting back into the MMO scene. I recently got ELYON (does it have to be in all caps? Is that a thing?) and downloaded Lost Ark.
I had been debating getting a founder’s pack for Lost Ark, but then time got away from me. Now I am contemplating a starter pack. I will probably give it a try first as I still haven’t even logged in and ARPGs are really hit-or-miss for me.
Elyon doesn’t seem to be doing too well. Ten or fifteen years ago, it would have done fine. Maybe not great, but fine. With the new range and scope of online multiplayer options, a run-of-the-mill MMORPG just doesn’t cut it, especially if it gives you the distinct feeling that you need to keep your arms and legs inside the car at all times and remain seated until the ride comes to a full stop. That’s not a dealbreaker for me, but I totally get why other people would not dig it.
Elyon does have a small furry race. If you know anything about me, you know I am a sucker for the small and the furry. (I am not a furry in real life, but I play one in MMORPGs.) I feel like my Chua in Wildstar was about as close to a character that represents (graphically) who I am on the inside that I have ever had.
I will be writing more about that elsewhere soon, I am sure.
Anyway… HELLO! What are you playing? What should I be playing?