And thus my holiday endeth. It’s been a good two weeks, no doubt. A little too good in fact, making returning to the mundane normality of every day life tougher than expected. Still, it was worth it. Hard to believe that I was nervous about going away to Japan in the first place. I had an incredible time and I feel reinvigorated and re-energized and not just because I survived two earthquakes and a typhoon although those things do help give you a little perspective on life.
Even though I was on the other side of the planet, my brain never stopped thinking about MMOs (boy, I must be obsessed!) and I still managed to write a few articles from my hotel room. Here are some of the highlights:
- I pontificated how awesome a Zombie MMORPG would be. Many agreed.
- I started to design my perfect MMORPG. Expect Part 2 soon.
- Lifetime subscriptions, good or bad? I received two offers whilst I was away.
- We discussed the pros and cons of freedom without direction and it’s place in sandbox MMOs.
So now I’m back and mulling over what to get stuck into first. EVE Online is calling me and I’ve got several new skills to try out that I wisely queued up over the couple of weeks that I was away. I’m also slightly tempted to hit World of Warcraft again and try a new Shaman but something, not quite sure what, puts me off. Finally, I just got my key for the Champions Online closed beta and am in the process of downloading it. I believe I can start playing tomorrow and I’m looking forward to checking it out. Hopefully it will offer something a little different to what’s currently on the market and scratch that itch I’ve been having more and more lately. At least, I think it’s a MMO related itch and not some bizarre case of Man-Thrush.