Game-based analysis paralysis

I enjoy the idea of having a blog, but it’s a sore spot that I’m sometimes tired of writing long, thoughtful posts.

Instead, I post diatribes on multiple Twitter posts or on Facebook.

That said, I’ve got GAMING BASED ANALYSIS PARALYSIS. I have some free time to play, but I’m so lost regarding what I actually want to play that I’m racked by indecision.

Do I play ARK on my guild’s private server?

LOTRO and Star Wars: The Old Republic also seem nice.

OH! What about ArcheAge or Atlas Reactor?

Maybe I should buy into Crowfall or Camelot Unchained?

Should I continue FFXV or wait for the patch that adds more stuff?

Do I try out more Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization or return to Destiny?

All those questions, and the looming Steam sale are driving me up the wall with indecision.

It’s also infuriating that I can’t find a game that can sustain my interest over more than a two-week period. Sigh….

I Dreamed a Dream (An Old Republic Song)

For reference, please sing these lyrics to Susan Boyle’s version.

I dreamed a dream of subs gone by
When hope was high and life worth living
That Old Republic wouldn’t die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving…

I once was young and unafraid
And subs were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
For content done. Now whines are wasted…

But the Earnings Call’s in sight
Investor voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
And they turn your dreams to shame!

And I’d still I’d dream of subs, you see
That TOR would live the years in splendor…
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather.

I had a dream TOR’s life would be
So different from this hell it’s living
So different from what it seemed
Bad choices killed a dream I dreamed….

Lasers Over Lightsabers

There’s something about the blaster rifle or sniper rifle or blaster pistol that I just absolutely love over the lightsaber.

Maybe it’s because Jedis are too heartless and Sith are too evil.

Maybe it’s because laser guns are a throwback to my childhood watching GI Joe.

Maybe it’s because real bad-asses slice through evil with swords made of real metal.

Honestly, maybe I just like the sound more.

That said, I’m going to roll an Agent again. I miss the sniper rifle DEARLY. 😀

Star Wars: The Old Republic gets Advanced Classes!

So I was checking Eurogamer to see if they had a new review up for ROTGS and I was surprised at my recent finding.

Eurogamer revealed some new information regarding Star Wars: The Old Republic. Apparently, those eight classes in the game that we know about? They get advanced classes as a form of progression later on.

It reminds me of Ragnarok Online minus the novice point, wherein choosing a class gave you specific options to unlock a specialized version of the class later on. According to the article, your story will progress in the same way regardless of your advanced class choice, but you will have different ways to play to get through that point with two advanced classes per main class.

The example given in the article lists that of the Sith Warrior, which can turn into a Juggernaut (Darth Vader-style) or a Marauder (Darth Maul Style).

Feel free to also check out Eurogamer’s pre-E3 coverage. It’s quite nice.  At least they didn’t botch it like they did their review of Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer.