The Last Bastion

For the old guard, the happy fools, the dreamers.

WoW, Star Citizen, and No Man’s Sky

Posted By on February 23, 2016

Wow is coming back to me a little at a time. I’m really enjoying the old feel and although pretty dated at this point, the game still has a ton of character everywhere. The graphics and voice-overs are great. Verileah and I started level 1 characters, healer and tank in homage to the good old days of relying on friends and holy trinity. We played for a couple hours and I think we both really appreciated getting back to basics and just playing an MMORPG. No rush, no lofty goals, just having some fun.

I found out today that Star Citizen will be open PvP. Based on videos and interviews I had seen earlier on, I didn’t think that was going to be the case. At least not the whole game (other than the single-player mode, of course).

It’s a real shame, because the game seems really ambitious and if the MMORPG portion ever does arrive, it definitely seemed exciting and interesting enough to try. I continue to feel the same way I always have about open PvP and the type of players and game play it breeds…and I will continue to give a pass to any game that employs that mechanic. Cross another game with tons of potential off the rather short list of upcoming games that I might want to try.

I read a bit about No Man’s Sky today. Holy crap! What a concept. It’s really exciting to see developers try something like this…a totally new way of using tech to produce a massive universe to explore. A completely procedurally-generated galaxy with billions of worlds. It sounds almost perfect, except for one minor detail. It’s totally single-player. The universe is so vast, and the tech is set up in such a way, that you will never see other players. Not even if you want to play cooperatively with friends and explore together. I think this is a terrible shame, and I doubt I would try a game that would be so infinitely lonely. Such a cool idea that seems perfectly made to be an MMORPG or at least a cooperative multi-player game. Maybe if it turns out that a lot of other people feel like I do and the game ends up not selling well, they will look at adding  some social play in some fashion.

Exploring a massive galaxy with Verileah by my side sounds like pure bliss.


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