Thursday, 12 November 2009

Being pessimistic...

...about Siege of Mirkwood. A lot.
I've been looking at it's development _closely_ and from a privliged point of view for a few months now and... well, as the title says.

I'm extremely disappointed in the fact that Dev's refused to acknowledge feedback about raid gating and the tool they decided to gate them with (radiance) itself.

I'm also really fed up with the fact that the new update (I refuse to call it an expansion) seems to depend solely on Skirmishes. New skills (at least new Hunter port skills)? Farm Skirmishes for barter items.
Legendary items? Same.
Cosmetics? Same.
Lvl 50 class quest items? Same.
No believe? Check the Bullroarer screens of Skirmishes rewards that are all over the forums. Or read latest WarCry DevChat transcript.
Skirmishes Deeds? Enormous grindfest. Remember Council of the North battles? How many of you done it dozen of times? And Battle of Lorien? How many of you are "of Victory"...? Let me bet, it was boring to do it over and over... Well guess what, that's 80% of what's coming with Siege of Mirkwood, just worse. Mind dumbling, neverending grind of same stuff.

Sure, it's extremely fun when you do it for the first time. It's entertaining when you do it the second time. Than you start wishing you were at work.

Wake the fuck up, Turbine.
The only reason I'm still playing your annoying game that breaks almost every rule of the "Commandments to be a good game" is because I enjoy playing with my boyfriend. I just can't wait 'till I can lure him out to play something DECENT.


  1. Let me know when you find this mythical 'decent' MMO :)

  2. unwize, I have a few bets but unfortunately, my Other Half is stubborn.

    Aion looks great, but had a bit too grindy feeling in it for me. And the login cues were driving me crazy.
    Atm I'm having high hopes for GW2, but that's distant future, so I'm kinda torn and might just switch hobby altogether ^^

  3. Sorry to see you go, if indeed you are leaving the game. In the past I appreciated your upfront and clearly analysed commentary (and still do) however I know how you feel and sympathise with your feelings on the grindy nature of some aspects of this game.

  4. Genesis, thank you for your comment!
    I'm not leaving just yet, partially because of the reasons I mentioned in my post: I have my bf here and I really enjoy playing together with him, games don't really hold much entertaining value in solo play for me anymore, plus I can't really think of a better game at this time.

    So if I don't forget to actually hit the Prnt Srcn button, you might actually expect some more real posts, not just nagging ;)