Wednesday, July 30, 2008

City of Boredom

Turns out I don't enjoy City of Heroes at all. I don't know if it just feels like the worst parts of grinding in World of Warcraft only more boring, or if I'm just burned out on MMORPGs completely.

CoH has definitely missed the mark though. One of the most fun things about WoW is that you find cool items, or earn enough to buy cool stuff at auction. A neat new sword or a cool ring that made your player unique. Nobody is unique in CoH. Everyone has one set of very few optional abilities, and the only thing that sets you apart is the color of your tights. WoW is the opposite. While everyone essentially looks the same as everyone else who shares their race, the items and abilities define each player much more than their costume.

The character generator in CoH is definitely awesome. There's just not that much to do, but you have to do a lot of it to gain experience and advance in levels. Unless you like interrupting muggings. There's a person getting mugged every 20 feet in CoH. Problem is, if the muggers are too low level, you are just wasting your time rescuing the poor victim. But what kind of hero walks by a person getting mugged just because they don't profit from the experience. It doesn't make you feel very heroic to run by a little old lady being pushed around by thugs just because the attackers are weaklings compared to you.

I also neglected the fact that I cannot cancel my WoW account because I'm not the only player in my household. I forgot that Mrs. Bogey also has some WoW characters and even though she hasn't logged on in months, she bristled when I told her I was considering putting the game aside for a while.

So it looks like I'm back to grinding honor points by doing battleground after battleground so I can save up for a week to buy a ring with 22 more resilience points.

Next up: Star Wars Galaxies?

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SirFWALGMan said...

Your on Alterac Mountain Server right? My Character is 68 now. :). Maybe we can meet up.

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