Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Retrospection

Today I decided to do a look back at my online gaming history.  It started when my cousin showed me dragonfable.com in July of 2008.  Within a week, I was hooked and I eventually spread to the rest of AE's (Artix Entertainment's) games.  I even tried out Wizard 101 and stuck with it for two years at which point I started to run out of wizard 101 game cards and decided to use them sparingly.  As of right now, I only have two cards and I am saving them.  A year ago, a couple of us from the Twizard community as well as the WoW community (and no I never played WoW before at that time so those weren't any of my aquaintances at first) decided to try out LotRO and we were hooked.  Since then, I have been devoting most of my time to LotRO.  I had a hard falling out with my first Kinship (don't let them drama rift swallow you up) and now am with the Legion of Chaos who have migrated to SWTOR for the most part.  We are a great group if not an altogether motley crew (and yes we have a loose band put together as well in LotRO) who has members not just across the border, but also across the pond.  Since starting up a LotRO account, I have spread to EQ2, DDO, RIFT, and Global Agenda.  I have tried out League of Legends like I mentioned yesterday, but am not currently focusing on that game either.  In the past, I've gotten a conjurer to level 60 in Wizard 101, a Rune-Keeper to level 55, a wizard to level 2 in DDO, a warlock to level 10 in EQ2, a necrolock to 19 in RIFT, and a robotic to 14 in Global Agenda.  I would like to know exactly what people want me to post before I start ranting about whatever comes to mind and man will I rant when I want to (I already have a few topics that I've wanted to bicker about for some time now).  I just want to know that I have an audience first.  As for the rest of this post, I want to cover some current developments in games that I play.  This means that I'm about to don my fanboy cap and act as towncrier for AE.  The biggest news is that AE is developing a 3D MMO and the project is called AQ3D.  AE has a history of accomplishments.  They have created quality games with a quality staff devoted beyond the call of duty (can I still use that phrase now that it's a copyrighted intellectual property?) to their jobs.  According to Artix (Founder of ARTIX Entertainment) the team tasked with creating AQ3D (which includes Artix himself) has gone from deciding to make the MMO to actually knowing how to make it with in a month's time.  Because this is their first run of the mill MMO (A.K.A. Quazi-medieval high-fantasy MMO not developed in 2D like AQ Worlds is), they have had to learn from scratch and yet they seem to have figured everything out with little to know prior experience in developing the types of MMOs that are so popular in the gaming industry.  This does not mean that they have never played games like RIFT or LotRO or even WoW, but they have never created a true equivalent there of.  AE normally sticks to their guns, but have decided to stay inside of the box this time (or at least so it would seem... dun dun DUNNNN).  You can read the webpage for yourself that Artix has been posting on.  Now as to the rest of their progress, AQ Worlds has recently seen the expansion of Lolosia which was originally going to be a rare zone not meant to see the light of day (or gold master as it is called), but because of all the excitement during the beta, they decided to keep the zone open instead of closing it as a rare event in the beta.  The AQW team has also embarked on the Etherstorm saga which started back in November on 11/11/11 where players quested to free the darkness dragon Desoloth from imprisonment all the while being tricked into doing so by his minion.  I'm enjoying the saga, yet I can't help but to wonder if Desoloth is going to become the next Chaos Lord as Drakath undoubtedly has noticed all the Chaos that Desoloth has caused.  In other news, I should have a list up soon on the sidebar with links to different sites.  I just need to figure out how to do it first.
                                                         


Battle On!

2 comments:

  1. Sweet! Thanks for the heads up on the new Artix Entertainment game! I too have played a share of those games :)

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  2. Glad to here it. If you pay attention to the DNs on their sites, you will get some great insite.

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