To end 2013, here’s a quick review of a year’s worth of MMO blogging; highlighting some of the games I’ve played the most and the topics I found most interesting.
Back at the start of the year I was leveling through Rift’s Storm Legion expansion, although I was already having doubts about the pacing of the new expansion and the landmass/content ratio. I was also giving Tera a try before the game went free to play.
In February I was wishing that all games would have the altoholic add-on found in World of Warcraft for easy management of inventory and crafting across an account of characters. I continued my trial of Tera enjoying some pug-grouping.
In May my gaming rotation was shook-up by a return to SWTOR for dark-side temptations and first impressions of the newly launched Neverwinter MMORPG. This game had me thinking about a sense of exploration and the MMOs that have featured traps as obstacles in dungeons.
I continued the SWTOR journey with my bounty hunter this month. We also dipped into Guild Wars 2 for some furry fun. I was contemplating chasing populations across free to play MMOs and a spot of urban questing in EQ2.
In keeping with the summer season, I was thinking about beautiful skies in my post about skybox pleasures. I also snuck into the beta for Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn and posted a few times about my impressions.
The lazy month of August was dominated by server events and public content – in Guild Wars 2 I posted about festivals and portals. Lord of the Rings Online had the Bounder’s Bounty event running as a prelude to the Helm’s Deep expansion. Finally the Timeless Isle was added to WoW as the latest daily zone.
For some reason I was in a reflective mood in September. I posted about my subscription history to different MMOs. I also considered the announced demise of Warhammer Online and getting back to basics in Guild Wars 2.
Ahead of time away, I still managed to post about the big news of the month – the announcement of the Warlords of Draenor‘s expansion. Still focused on WoW, I gave Flex-mode raiding a try. I also enjoyed a captivating storyline in LOTRO.