i’ve never been good at these
I’m not sure what to say.
This has probably been building ever since the testing phase of 1.2. It was around then that I realized that the game I’d fallen in love with was being pushed away from me by its designers. Balance was stripped away bit by bit until I had nothing positive to say about the game. I’ve enjoyed playing WAR, but the truth is if it weren’t for this blog I’d have quit over a month ago.
After this last month and the release of 1.2.1, I’d hoped that things would get better. Instead we’ve gotten the second patch in a row that wasn’t tested and had to be hotfixed repeatedly to make the game remotely playable. I don’t believe Mythic has any direction in WAR. They continue to introduce uncompelling PVE content to endgame. They allow the most epic enemies in the game to be kited to death by Bright Wizards. Meanwhile they repeatedly show a lack of knowledge in balancing PVP content. I knew before hand that Dark Age of Camelot had a lackluster and off-balance PVP system, but from what I’d seen pre-1.2 Mythic had worked out the bugs. Now I’ve only been repeatedly reminded that the early balance and fun wasn’t intentional and has been gradually phased out.
I can’t keep giving money to Mythic to play a game that peaks at low levels. PVE content may not be the focus, but why does it have to be bad as well? PVP isn’t balanced. The game lacks focus… and honestly, I’m not having any fun at all anymore. I see too many players who just wanted an escape from WoW after not being able to stay above a 1500 rating. Too many players who think DAoC was a great game. All that aside though, I love the blogging community and especially the WCPI. We never expected to receive as much of a following as it’s grown into. The spotlights from Warhammer Alliance in particular gave us more viewership than we could ever have hoped.
This blog was made at a time where Omelettez and I were going through a lot of hard times and being embraced as we have been helped a great deal. It might seem cheesy, but you guys didn’t just help get us by in the game, but helped our relationship as well. We’re a lot closer and honestly we’re just at a point where we no longer need to cling to WAR to keep us together.
For Wafflez: I hope the computer problems work themselves out. Sorry we won’t get to play with you anymore.
To Iridar: We enjoyed playing with you as well. It might not been often, or for very long, but it was fun.
To Frank: Thanks for inviting us to the the podcast. I’m glad it was before we became so downtroden, it was very fun.
For Martin: You’re awesome. I wish my arm wasn’t busted up, I’d make you a goodbye-gif.
To everyone else, I hope you guys are having a lot more fun than we have been. I really hope WAR turns around and proves to be something great again. Sorry we won’t be around to cheer alongside you. I still don’t know what to say, or if what I’ve said is enough. This just isn’t the game for me. I wish I’d realized that sooner. Good luck everyone.