I’m back. It’s been a long hiatus, but I started grad school this all and that has consumed most of my free time. I have mostly been casually dabbling with Diablo 3, but longing to get back into some serious mmo gaming.
So now that I am on break I plan to play and blog a bit more about my favorite gaming hobbies. I start off (of course) with some musings about Dark Age of Camelot.
I rolled a new toon on a new server, and what did I choose? It had to be Midgard Berzerker, because I knew I wanted to deal out some pain and damage while wielding my axes. It was tedious grinds for the first five levels until I made a friend and we leveled together till level 10. From then on it was to the b.g.s where the most fun was had, ended up combining two groups (one which started with two tanks and a healer) and taking the CK from hibs. They never knew what hit them haha!!
Ah good times! This makes me wonder how long a great game like DAoC will exist. The lure of this game is its beautiful RvR but for me, the old graphics, the mechanics that are unique, the music, the atmosphere of the three feuding realms, it has it all!
Rumor has it that Mythic EA does not give out population numbers on all the combined servers, but it seems to me that there are always a healthy amount of players while I log on, especially at peak hours. Some bitch at the $14 sub price in a day and age where you pay as much for newer shinier and more developed games, wow comes to mind, but wow is not a fair comparison as it is entirely different in game mechanics and other features.
There is so much variety out there in terms of gaming, that sometimes I really worry that DAoC being a 12 year old game by now could go the way of City of Heroes and SW Galaxies, although the shutdown for those games was due to other circumstances. For the time being, I am gonna enjoy the heck out of this great mmo, while we still have it with us and I hope that RvR lasts forever and ever. What do the rest of you think is the fate of this classic gem of a game???
Good to be back!