Mixed Musing

My dabbling in SW:Tor has made me realise a few things.

Firstly I love the conversation choices and wish all games came with them. Even without having them influence the story too much, it allows personality  to shine through which in games like WoW where you might play through quests as many as 50 times (if you’re a true altaholic) would be wonderful. If you’re feeling snarky because you’ve just been presented with your 10th poop quest in as many days, why can’t we reflect that in the way we talk to NPCs. Although given how I’d treat daily quest givers… maybe it’s no surprise that feature hasn’t been added.

Secondly, space ships don’t really do it for me. I want gothic architecture or verdant forests full of cute critters.


I suppose that’s a round about way of saying I miss WoW which as a matter of fact I do. I’m planning on coming back to grab a Qiraji Guardling just because….. whether or not I’ll stay will depend on a few things. The new pvp changes have me tossing and turning. Equality in terms of pvp gear doesn’t bother me in the slightest, my blue geared alts have taken on plenty of purpled up characters and won. No my issue is that of progression. I like to tick boxes and seeing your stats rise is a massive part of WoW, at least it always has been for me. Without that, I’m not sure the game will still have it’s draw. Sure, there is the raid finder but I’ve got a enough sources of stress and negativity without adding a voluntary one to the mix. A casual guild might work but given the sort of work I’m going to be doing, there will be some nights when all I want to do is crawl into a ball and others when it’s a case of sod killing pixels, I want to take my rage out on other players in battlegrounds. We will just have to see.

That said, if I return to WoW in any serious sense, I don’t think it will be as a healer.


6 Responses

  1. Again, the offer stands 😀

  2. I know, I really like SWTOR but the faffing part is missing. I want to go explore forests but I’m stuck in a city. If I’m playing, I have to DO something.

    Hope you find a way to come back and enjoy it!

  3. If it’s the “faffing about” you’re missing, then you can find plenty of that in WoW now….more so ever than before. Pet battles/collecting has brought hours of enjoyment, for me at least, with all the new pets that have been added to old raids. It’s just tons of mindless fun taking your max level toon(s) and obliterating everything that stands in your way on your hunt for new companions.

    It could even fulfill your random want of killing pixels to relieve stress. Nothing says “RAAWWRRRRRR” more than collecting 20+ mobs, and a boss, and wiping them all out in seconds.

    /runs up stairs thinking, “Hmmm…gotta kill Moroes now…let’s grab the whole of the ballroom first, and then all the people eating, and take them to visit him”.


    • I think that’s partly what we plan to do. Take it slow and run around looking at stuff, plus although our subscriptions only ran out about four weeks ago, we hadn’t actually played for a while before that. A week or so into the previous patch in fact so there is all the Isle stuff to finish plus the new stuff.

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