Going forward with gaming plans for 2015

With the standard disclaimer that plans are made to be broken and Syp’s whims are often prone to change depending on the day, here are some of my plans and thoughts about what I’m gaming now and what I’d like to be gaming for the rest of the year.

WildStar

I’m still working my way up to level 50 and the final batch of zones, but at my pace it will take me most of the summer to get there. I anticipate dropping my subscription when free-to-play happens, but not my interest. Still having a great time with this second go-round and there are so many things I want to do with my housing plot.

Marvel Heroes

I have tons of goals in this game but no overarching goal, if that makes sense. Squirrel Girl is the character I’ve chosen to gear out as good as I can get her, but everyone else is just there to enjoy. I picked up Emma Frost last night and am looking forward to trying her out tonight (Big 10 + Midtown Monday = hopefully crazy fast leveling).

The Secret World

Right now my lowbie project is on the backburner (ready to be picked up at any time, of course) while my main character is simply redoing Orochi Tower floors once or twice a week to see if she can catch ’em all eventually. I don’t anticipate massive play time in TSW until the next issue comes out, but it’s nice that it’s still there.

Lord of the Rings Online

Haven’t re-installed this on my new computer. Became so burned out on it that I knew I needed some serious distance, even with the new summer patch coming along soon.

Villagers and Heroes

Would like to dip into this every week or so, to at least get a better feel for it and start crafting my way through it. It’s there as a sample title at least for when my appetite demands it.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

It’s weird — the announcement of the fall’s expansion has me incredibly excited, yet I do not really want to play the game until it lands. I don’t have any goals or levels or solo content left for my Operative and I don’t want to speed-level a new character up. So I’ll wait for Fallen Empire and concentrate on other titles in the meantime.

Skyforge

Yeah, I guess I’ll load this up when it goes live. It was fun enough in a mindless Neverwinter action combat sort of way. Not sure if I’ll be bugged by its apparent narrative weakness or it’s weird character models.

Shroud of the Avatar

After spending a couple of days with it, I felt that it was best to just wait until episode 1 launches this year and then giving it a full go. Active community or no right now, it bugs me to play beta.

Anarchy Online

I really, really need to load the new graphics engine and see what there is to see here. I anticipate a day or two of tourism followed by my usual drop-off in interest, but I owe AO enough to at least see what it’s been doing.

Other games, other possibilities

It’s great to see everyone so thrilled about Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion, but I really don’t ever think I’ll be able to get over my apathy toward the franchise and the style to play it. ArcheAge… well, it’s on my computer whenever I feel like trying it. Neverwinter might be a “come back someday” title, especially since I didn’t get much into playing the warlock class. World of Warcraft always beckons, but just when I think nostalgia is going to get me to sub up, I look at garrisons, blanch, and go do something else.

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5 thoughts on “Going forward with gaming plans for 2015

  1. jason wolcott (@woolydub) June 29, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    I’d be really interested in a blog or column about why GW2 fell completely out of favor with you. Not even a mention here. I am in the same boat. I can’t put my finger on it to put it into words though like maybe you can.

  2. Ravanel Griffon June 29, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    In reply to Jason: maybe something to do with the prospect of an expansion coming up? Everything you do before that time can feel ‘pointless’. It’s something that may be happening with SWTOR (expansion coming this fall) as well.

  3. bhagpuss June 29, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    The big GW2 patch derailed me from pretty much everything this week as I knew it would. Hope to get back to Villagers and Heroes soon though. Also the Secret World anniversary needs to be attended for loot purposes and I too would like to see the new-look Anarchy Online.

  4. Jeromai June 29, 2015 / 10:53 pm

    Like Bhagpuss, there is only one game on my plate right now, despite several dozen Steam games wondering when I’ll ever get around to them.

    GW2 seems to be a love it or hate it (or rather “captivated” or “meh, don’t get it”) sort of deal. That’s what you get for breaking with genre conventions, I suspect. Some people who weren’t getting what they wanted from standard MMOs find what they’re looking for in GW2, and correspondingly, others who like or are used to the old system just fine don’t grok or enjoy GW2.

  5. Chestnut Stonebough (@ggchestnut) July 6, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    I didn’t even know you did gaming goal posts! 🙂 I love reading what other people’s goals are in their games, especially as I set my own goals for gaming monthly. 🙂

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