Even though I stopped for awhile, I still had time for the occasional games. I was still playing World of Warcraft. Played Cataclysm when it was released, but eventually got bored of it and canceled my subscription. I do get the urge to play from time to time, but it no longer has a hold on me, for now…
After WoW, for my MMO needs, I gave Final Fantasy XIV a try. I really did enjoy Final Fantasy XI, but didn’t have people to play with. This time I did. The graphics were spectacular, and I loved the music. The job system was unique, and the combat system wasn’t too bad. The bazaar (auction house) was kind of a mess, and the way you experience and level up was pretty brutal. I put in a lot of hours into the game at first, and was pretty hooked. Then, I stopped playing, the end.
Oh yea I forgot about Star Wars: The Old Republic. I’m still playing it now. Enjoying everything about it so far. I actually have alts! Each class storyline is so good and different, it’s worth leveling up alts.
So a break from MMOs got me into another genre. Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), also known as “DotA-type” games. I tried out Heroes of Newerth, and League of Legends. HoN was in beta at the time so I eventually stuck with LoL for a couple of reasons. 1: It was free and HoN wasn’t going to be (at that time). 2: The community to me was a bit “nicer” and was more helpful to newbies. 3: Was nicer to my old computer and didn’t require much from it.
I was completely obsessed with LoL for over a year. Me and my friends who played couldn’t stop talking about it when we went out. It was stuck in my head all day, everyday, even during work. I had to cut back on my LoL eventually because it looked to be getting unhealthy (total lack of sleep). Nowadays, I will play the occasional game or two… or three… maybe once or twice a week. If any of you would like to try the game out, it is free to play. Please use my referral link if you do. Thanks
As for console gaming, you can check out what I’ve been playing recently HERE. Most recently I’ve been playing Mass Effect 3. I’m currently on my 2nd playthrough and have been playing the multiplayer mode almost every night. Very good game. The ending… eh… we can talk about that at another time