I wanted to do this post separate from my resolutions because I don’t feel that it’s fun or appropriate to say “Yes, this is what I’ll be playing five months from now. Hold me to it!” But there are certainly thoughts and desires bubbling in the dark recesses of my mind, and I think that there’s a good chance that you may see me blogging about these games in the future:
I’ve come within a fraction of an inch of clicking on this icon and booting up the game with the serious intent to figure it all out. The only thing that’s holding me back is that I’m worried about an excessive time commitment.
It is really cool to see SOE pouring in resources and the devs openly talking about plans for the future. More than anything, I’d really like to feel out the diplomacy system.
2. Star Wars: The Old Republic
Yes, I recently walked away from SWTOR, but it was just a walk, not a full-on sprint. I kind of miss my guild in that game and have been entertaining the thought of starting a Bounty Hunter from scratch. Is it a sign that I recently found a 60-day time card when I was cleaning out a room?
3. City of Steam
Dang, I really want to play this. City of Steam looks like it could fit a niche of an easy-to-pick-up 15-minute play session game, and I totally dig the steampunk trappings. Apart from a dev tour, I’ve avoided the beta because this is one of those games I’d rather have as unspoiled as possible.
Bland character classes aside, it’s a more accessible D&D MMO with that Cryptic character creation. Giving players tools to make their own missions is definitely in the spirit of the franchise, and I’m quite encouraged by the positive word-of-mouth I’ve heard about it.
5. Anarchy Online
I keep wanting to have an older MMO somewhere in my rotation, and AO is the most likely candidate for my interest. If Funcom flicks the switch on the graphics upgrade this year, it might just be the thing to push me into a long-term thing.