Over a year away? Already?

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?


2 thoughts on “Over a year away? Already?

  1. Welcome back! I tried ELYON very briefly but it didn’t stick. I did like the character choices but it was very bland. A bit of a throwback to the early days of free to play mmos, when, as you say, we were more easily satisfied.

    If you like small, furry races or indeed large scaly ones, you could give Chimeraland a try. It has a wide variety of non-human races, some of them not often seen in mmorpgs. It’s a good sandbox mmo, too, and free. Bless Unleashed has some nice racial choices too and it’s a lot better than ELYON.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! I have played just a smidge of Bless Unleashed, and it is installed on my machine here as part of my backlog of things I should play. I will give it a good go very soon.


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