Call me a fanboi. Other’s have. I’m still liking World of Warcraft.
Oh, I’ve seen the other games. I played a little of Lord of the Ring Online in the Beta. Just a little. The colors were too drab. And the folks reminded me of EQII.
I tried EQII as well. I played a Fey. I really liked the landscapes, the view from the beach looking at a sunset was incredible. The Fey models weren’t bad at all. But this Fey went into the bank there in the beginning area, and there sat this huge Human Mage or something. He was kneeling, or something. “What the heck was Michael Jackson doing here? Run, everyone, run! Neverland has been captured and is ruled by a new King. Queen. Or something. ” Man, that was creepy. Creepier yet was the Troll Lump that was selling stuff. At least it was a lump of shiny plastic. Maybe it was a Dwarf. That uncanny valley had reached the deepest of depths.
I’m downloading Tabula Rasa Beta now. I’m thinking I won’t find what I’d like to see. More that engages me like Warcraft.
If there is a WoW2, sign me up. If there is a World of Starcraft, ditto.
Till then, Orcs can always dream.