Had a discussion on Twitter today about free to play RPGs, and how I have too damn many of them right now. Guild Wars 2, Old Republic, Neverwinter, Secret World, Path of Exile, Star Trek Online, and so on and so forth… and yet, none of them have successfully replaced City of Heroes for me as a best-in-show assemblage of things I want out of a game.
There’s no way I can adequately explain that in 250 characters on Twitter. So, I figured I’d write it up. (By the way, if you’d like me to write MORE off-topic posts like these, let me know. I used to use this as a personal blog regularly, but stopped so I could focus on the writing… but could shuffle things up sometimes.)
I want four things out of a game: Personalization, Story, low Complexity, and ease of Socialization. I’m putting this behind a blog cut to keep from getting HUGE on your screen. Clicky through if you need to.