Grinding to Valhalla

Interviewing the gamer with a thousand faces

Hatch (Chapter 3)

Posted by Randolph Carter on June 23, 2009

MMO community connection:

Escape Hatch

Chapter 3: Online

Were you ever exposed to MUDs?

One of my college roommates played them, but I never really understood them. It seemed more a computer geek thing than an MMO geek thing.

What was your first MMO experience?

City of Heroes, Summer 2004. I loved that game. It was just so much fun, even as the grindiness got to me. It also penalized you pretty heavily for deaths, and I don’t miss that kind of demoralization one bit.

If possible, list all the MMOs you’ve played extensively.

Dark Melee/Regen Scrapper in City of Heroes. Fire/Fire …what was the villain equivalent of “controller” in City of Villains? Started out as a Druid in WoW, then over the years have switched mains to warrior, then rogue, then DK. What can I say, I like to get in your face and smack you. Haven’t played other MMOs for long enough stretches to count.

What is your current MMO of choice, or perhaps, what are your current MMOs of choice?

World of Warcraft.

Which MMO have you spent the most time playing? How long would you say that has been?

Again, WoW. 4 years now, started shortly after launch.

Have you reached level cap in any MMO? If so, which ones?

CoH (twice) and WoW (2 in vanilla, 4 in TBC, 4 in Wrath so far).

Loki taps you on the shoulder one day to inform you that you have fallen victim to one of his elaborate pranks. The world you’ve been inhabiting of countless MMOs to choose from and play has merely been a dream. In reality only one MMO exists. After laughing at you for a bit he decides to take pity on you and allows you to choose which MMO will remain. Which one would you choose and why?

Well, WoW obviously. Besides the fact that I prefer it, it has the most players and thus leaving it in the world would be what the most others would want, I suppose.

Are there any MMOs currently in development that you are particularly interested in? Please explain.

Champions Online is the #1 new MMO on my radar. Looks like an action-oriented sequel to CoH, and this time it’s learned everything there is to glean from the MMOs that have come since. It’s WoW with superheroes, only more convenient and streamlines and with tons of features stolen from WAR and other games.

APB also looks very interesting, but it’s still early on that one. I could also get excited about FF14 if it turns out to be a million times more user- and solo-friendly than FF11.


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