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Game choices and Republic frustration

May 13, 2012

After spending a couple of hours on Friday and Saturday with The Secret World beta and a bit of time with City of Heroes and Star Wars: The Old Republic on Sunday I find myself at a point where I may change my game choices.

After 6 continuous years as a subscriber for City of Heroes I am starting to get to the point where I may take a break from the game for a bit, despite that there is a great community to be part of. Most of the content that I care for in the game I have done plenty of times now – a break might make it more refreshing again at some point later.

Fortunately with the beta weekend of The Secret World I know I have a new game to dive into in about a month. It provides a refreshing setting and a bit different take on missions and content, which is quite nice to see. I do look forward to see more of that.

In parallel with City of Heroes I have been playing a bit in Star Wars: The Old Republic. While I certainly still do enjoy parts of the game, I also have a growing frustration with it. The frustration comes from the missions and that there are so many which involves killing groups of enemies to get somewhere far away -and killing and killing and killing… Game sessions tend to get a bit long, because one cannot take a break easily always and get back later – getting back would involve killing and killing and killing…

I prefer to be able to have shorter game sessions and this seems to become a bit difficult with SWTOR. After playing through the Bonus Series on Tatooine I am at the point where I might ignore most/all missions that are not strictly the class story missions. I have already started skipping a fair amount of missions already, but may end up skipping even more.

I am pretty much at the end of my initial month with the game now. I do think I will continue for another month, but after that I have my doubts at this point. I will see, perhaps it gets better.

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  1. May 14, 2012 at 13:41

    There is always Anarchy Online.

    • May 14, 2012 at 18:36

      Quite true. It would be nice if they get the profession revamp done though and it would also be nice to play without being forced to pay a subscription fee. All my characters are on a subscription account and I am not too inclined to start from scratch again.

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