As with any major MMO launch, there’s a good portion of people out there playing Elder Scrolls Online and seeminly enjoying it. And I’m happy for them, but I am not part of that crowd. Even when you don’t have a grudge against a new game, the fact that you’re not playing it can make you feel a bit left out of the experience and conversation. That’s what leads one to spending $60 on Final Fantasy XIV and playing it for two days. Not that this comes from personal experience.
But it’s certainly not a terrible time to be a non-ESO MMO player. I’m actually really excited about several big drops that are happening in the next few weeks. It makes sense that all of this is happening now, since it’s spring and many MMOs have finally started to churn out the next major releases following the lull of the holidays and winter.
This week we’ll be getting a new mission pack in The Secret World and CAN YOU TELL THAT I AM THRILLED? Because I am. Thrilled. Seriously, it’s been since last July since we’ve had any new missions in TSW (and I’m not counting the scenarios here). Even though Funcom’s punting Tokyo until next month, as least we’ll be getting four new investigation missions to tide us over. Man I’ve been so hungry for new content in this game. I can’t think of another MMO where “new quests” is such a major selling point.
Then there’s the double header of Guild Wars 2’s April Feature Pack and LOTRO’s Update 13 coming out on April 14th and 15th. I’m going to be in anguish that week trying to play one while wanting to also be in the other. That’s a good problem to have.
Hearthstone might come out on tablet this month too and I think we’re on the verge of getting The Wolf Among Us episode 3. My plate is incredibly full, and that’s not including Trove and Landmark which I need to be playing but, really, what time?