We’re approaching the end of the first month of the game. Are you planning to pay for a subscription? If so why? If not, why not?
(If you are looking for reasons to resub, check out Classy Gamer’s classy summary of his thinking.)
Spinks: It won’t surprise anyone that I’m in for 6 months. I thought it was worth the longer sub even though I know I plan to play WotLK for at least part of that period. I love my Archmage (whatever its faults, the class is just plain fun to play), the guild is great, and I’ve had a blast lately in Tier 3 Open RvR. Can’t wait to get to Tier 4 and get involved with keep taking where it really matters. December will be a good time for alts since there will be lots of people levelling when the new tanks arrive.
So I know this game has at least 6 months of fun in it for me, the price is good, and that makes my sub a no-brainer. I’ve also been impressed at how responsive Mythic has been with the hotfixes (even when I don’t necessarily agree with them). Also it doesn’t hurt that my husband is really enjoying his Swordmaster and can’t wait to try a Knight of the Blazing Sun, which is what he really wanted to play from the start.
Arbitrary: I’m still deciding, honestly. Between 1-month and 6-months, and beforehand I was a shoe-in for 6 months. I love my Rune Priest – but it’s hard work sometime and the game isn’t quite how I expected it to be for quite a few reasons, some of which are self-inflicted. I’m away for two weeks in December, so subbing for 1 month would take me till then, and I can get the 6-month sub at that point. I have Moria coming up, and I know Spinks and Hawley would do an awesome job with the blog. It’s a dark time for me, in many ways, and I’m struggling to come to terms with all of my personal junk and not let it affect my leisure and my friendships, but that doesn’t always happen. It feels like I’ve been rank 31 forever, despite it being a day or so. I won’t respec just to get Rune of Burning – the advice I keep being given, I’d just prefer being grouped. We’ll see. I’m going to take the entire time up till Nov 9th to decide, and will probably change my mind a few times before then, depending on my mood.
Hawley: Yes, there are bugs. Yes, there are exploits. And yes, there are faults. My transparent fanboy nature can see them, but enjoys the game for it’s good points, which heavily outweigh the bad. Being an “Early Adopter” of online games, I’m remarkably tolerant when it comes to launch bugs and errors. I play around them, or ignore them, because they’ll be an anecdote soon enough. I can even see that the game doesn’t have the breadth of play that many others aspire to; It doesn’t have the crafting system of Star Wars Galaxies (well, the one it used to have), it doesn’t have the instances that Lord of the Rings Online has. And it doesn’t have the raids that World of Warcraft has. But it has something that most other games haven’t touched upon, and that is PvP that *means* something. With a gameplay that makes PvP fun, I can’t think of any better reason to jump on the Warhammer Online WAAAAAGH! and see where it takes me.