2018 I HAS REVIEW – Q1
Activision, Bioware, Blizzard, BlogNation, Codename Entertainment, D&D, Dauntless, Dungeons and Dragons, Funcom, Hi-Rez Studios, Idle COTFR, IHASPC, Life (and Interwebs), Paladins, Slay The Spire, SWKOTORMMORPG, Year in Review
That time of year is upon us where we look back. I really enjoyed this series last year as the memory gets worse and I get older it’s fun to see what got me excited, dissappointed, and curious throughout the year. As a longer post I am breaking it up in quarters.
- Posts – 9
- Games – Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, Hearthstone, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Everquest 2,
- Other Media / Non Digital Games – D&D
- Theme(s) – Review posts!
I am not currently playing any of those games regularly, and still have not gotten into a proper D&D game in my area (haven’t tried that hard either – the commitment level for a multi-hour, multi-session game is really hard for me. ICOTFR (say that 5 times fast) was the first “idle game” style that I spent some time in. I didn’t quite get it at first, a game you “watch” more than play, but it actually had a fun slant – for a while. Hearthstone was to explore the new PVE versions which were fun, but ultimately didn’t keep me with staying power. I invested in DnDBeyond source and rulebooks and became very excited about the idea of playing Dungeons and Dragons PnP.
Looking back to compare January 2017 I was playing: WoW:Legion and WoW:Legion only.
- Posts – 9
- Games – World of Warcraft, Dauntless, Slay The Spire
- Other Media / Non Digital Games – Critical Role Podcast, D&D
- Theme(s) – underdogs, nostalgia
Funny that in February 2018 I went back to “finish” World of Warcraft. Flying was there finally and the game had progressed along enough that there was a lot of content for me to catch up on and enjoy. I also dabbled in Dauntless (which I spent very little time in, it was an Alpha invite and the game was very rough and without a great vision. I predicted it wouldn’t fare well due to the impending launch of Monster Hunter World a much more polished, proven game.
Looking back to compare February 2017 I was playing: World of Warcraft, Star Wars The Old Republic, and Mass Effect (Original Trilogy)
- Posts – 4
- Games – World of Warcraft, Paladins
- Other Media / Non Digital Games – N/A
- Theme(s) – Zen grinding, Gamer Skill differentiation, Lessons learned in game design
March was a very light month of posting for me and it was all about WoW with a little bit of “I told you so” when Paladins went against their community wishes and changed their game to be more lootbox based during the Battlefront 2 EA fiasco – I mean, you just have to pay attention to how the market reacted to that to not do the EXACT SAME THING. Last time I checked steam charts the game hadn’t rebounded to their high before this decision.
Looking back to compare March 2017 I was playing Andromeda, and The Secret World Legends
Not a ton of consistency from year to year (fun to be able to do that this year) . I have a lot of posts in my head and drafts but currently still on vacation (a winter one, after my beach one), so behind on gaming and writing.
Happy new year! I’ll get to the other three quarters in due course.