Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The blog police are closing in on me.
I have committed the ultimate sin, broken my own golden rule. It's been said that confession is good for the soul so here it is, I've been hyping a major MMO game prior to it's release. I'm speaking of WAR.
Yes, I know, it makes me a hypocrite! Especially after having condemned others on blogs for the exact same thing. I am so ashamed of myself I can't even think straight. But I must continue.
There are only two logical reasons for this personal failure. One, I've pretty much lost interested in WoW. Not sure why and I can't for the life of me figure out how to recapture my enthusiasm. I've been trying to level up alts, run heroic dungeons and even try to get into a few raids, but I've not had any luck with any of those options when it comes to getting my interest back up for WoW. I might be experiencing the burn out everyone talks about. For the past week, all I've done is play Xbox 360 games and surf the net looking for information on WAR.
That brings us to the second reason I've faltered, readers, I've slowly become hooked on WAR and I've got it bad. To start with, I've joined a pre launch guild called, "Casuaties of War" and I spend most of my time trolling the guilds forum boards, like some kind of MMO whore trying to get a WAR fix. I read WAR centric blogs and listen to podcasts, like ChaosCast, devoted exclusively to WAR news.
I tell you, it's a pretty sad state. I've even hyped the game a little here, on my own blog, which I still can't believe I did. Although, the Tome of Knowledge is the coolest aspect that I've discovered so far about WAR, other than the RvR and Crafting. Damn it! I'm doing it again.
In my defense, I can't truly hype WAR as effectively as EA Mythic can. The fever is getting very high now, even after the annouced changes. The changes that removed 2 major careers from both sides and eliminated 4 capital cities. There was a bit of a squabble here and there with Fanboys, but I honestly don't think that hurt the games chances at a successful launch.
I won't say I'll ever be a fanboy, but I can see myself enjoying WAR and having a great time. But in the future, I'll try to keep the pre release hype to a mimuim.