My 2015 Playbook
My Game Picks For 2015
Heroes of the Storm is currently my main and only game. It’s a lot of fun, but i’m not sure I want to focus on it. I prefer MMOs, I just currently don’t have any friends interested in MMOs. There are a few glimmers of hope on the horizon though.
Returning to old Games
I’ve caught myself considering World of Tanks again. Yet another game I stopped due to lack of friends. I tried to join a guild, and it was great at first. Family friendly and good people. Eventually they made a guild rule that if you were in game, you had to be in voice chat. I had to leave.
Star Citizen is a game I was hopeful for, but encountered several problems with the last several updates. Right now i’m stuck trying to figure a way to use my joystick. I can’t unbind any keys on my joystick to use as a PTT keybind for Mumble. The alternative is using a totally new keybind than I do in every other game. I’d rather wait for more updates.
I have since stopped my World of Warcraft subscription. I was getting a little bored, although I would really like to do some wPvP. I just don’t have many friends playing right now. The one that does plays Horde, and playing Horde would just make me feel too dirty. I’d go back in a heartbeat if I had people to play with.
SWTOR I stopped due to lack of content. Nothing new for PvP at all. Lately there has been talking of maybe balancing GSF, Strike Fighters specifically. I’d probably come back to check it out, but I don’t see anything long term for me in SWTOR right now.
Guild Wars 2 has an expansion release soon. The new professions system has me interested, as well as the new PvP content. SIEGE MODE! Again, a distinct lack of friends to play with in Guild Wars 2 is why I left. The expansion will not be free. I do understand that, I just don’t know if it’ll be worth the price to play alone. I still highly recommend it as one of the MMOs to date.
Games At The End of the Year
Wildstar announced it will be free to play in September! I’m really excited about this. I hated the leveling, but i’m hoping they have fixed it. They’ve had a lot of time to make some changes. The end game looks so promising for PvP. Customizable battlegrounds? YES PLEASE. No more waiting for PvP content, just make it yourself! I’m hoping to convince a few friends to check it out with me.
Of course, Star Wars: Battlefront arrives November 17th. Generally i’m not one for FPS games, but this one just looks amazing. Most of my friends are picking it up, so I most likely will too. I had tons of fun with the original Star Wars: Battlefront. I’m sure with DICE behind it, this one won’t disappoint either.
I’ve played around with Fractured Space, and i’m interested in Dreadnaught. Both what I call ‘space MOBAs’ that are coming soon. Kind of a cross between World of Tanks and GSF, with MOBA style play. I think Fractured Space needs some work, so i’m not sold on it yet. With the Steam summer sale coming(June 11th?), who knows what i’ll find. I have my eye on Warmachine: Tactics. I play the tabletop version, and could be convinced to purchase this online version at the right price. And Black Friday sales for 2015 will also bring some hard to resist options.