Just throwing out opinion here. Nothing that can be resolved but only my opinion. I started online gaming with my beta testing the first online game back in 1993? It was called Meridian59. I know there might have been previous online games but generally speaking this was the one that got it all started.
Then I sat in front of my computer hitting the log on key to this new game called Everquest. Oh my, I was mesmerized to say the least.
Now the last game to still carry over the “Looking for such and such class” to take so and so camp. That game was Dark age of Camelot. Since then I have basically tried most other games that came out, but never really got the same results. I soon learned that every game was somewhat the same old stuff. Generally played till the first month was over then deleted. Not to say a lot of these new generation games were bad, but just to generic and same old stuff. Seems like every class could do it all so the needing of a specific class in your group, to take a certain camp was gone. I didn’t feel the comraderly or grouping that was from the days when it first started.
Now games are just blah. Don’t get me wrong, I am not that good at games but enjoyed to the point where it was my main hobby. The death penalty in Everquest was way too severe, but on the other hand the new games seem to endorse hand holding and barely a repercussion from dying.
I don’t really see it going back to the way it was, which is sad for me as I feel like I lost my escape from the real world hobby. I remember days in Everquest where I would play for hours on end. (Almost too much) lol Just to let you know I am a old dude, and started with the Commodore 64.
This post is just me venting and putting out some thoughts on how I feel. Seems to me the reason for (almost everything is money) so obviously company's are there to make a profit. As a former business owner I understand bottom line. One of my biggest pet peeves are people complaining about the monthly fee (normally 15.00 a month) I am on a set income and by no means well off financially, but for goodness sakes, $15.00 for a months worth of entertainment? I mean if one can afford a computer and internet service to begin with, how can the monthly fee even enter the equation?
Real life generally works like “You get what you pay for” I detest free to play games as they usually are getting into your wallet almost in a deceiving way. Like I said, this is just me venting to fellow gamers and throwing out my two cents. Well wishes to everyone and game till you bleed. lol
Have a “groovy” day.