I’ve been playing Elder Scrolls Online since it released, back in April. I play slowly these days, and my highest character is only 30 (out of 50 plus 12-13 veteran levels). Though I must say, playing alts is what’s really slowing me down. I have a level 30 Dominion Sorcerer, a 21 Dominion DragonKnight, a 27 Covenant Templar, and a 20 EbonHeart Nightblade. I think I’ll take the Sorc to veterans level before I even consider dropping the game. It’s a fun ride and I can see taking one of each faction to veteran level so I can see each factions ‘story’ completely. After that, I’ll have to check out PvP, and then I’ll probably be done with the game. I don’t see myself getting into group/dungeon runs which I think is the current PvE endgame.
I loved the PvP game in beta but once people started getting to veteran ranks they were so powerful compared to normal characters that I just didn’t see the point in even trying till I was comparably outfitted. They REALLY need to split the PvP into Vet’s only and everyone else, and I hear they are going to do that eventually. I hope it’s sooner rather than later.
Other than PvP I don’t see much of the endgame that really appeals to me, so I guess another month or two and I’ll be ready to move on to my ‘next’ game. I know some of my friends want to try out Wildstar, and I may let them talk me into it, but I take the game makers at their word, and if the game is ‘hardcore’ then it’s not for me. I’m definitely a casual player these days, and I figure the grind in that game will be a huge turn off for me once I hit 30+. I know I won’t be social enough to get in a big guild because I just don’t like being that social and I won’t be able to play enough to do long sessions of dungeon/raid content so what’s the point?
I may check out Divinity: Original Sin. I HATE real time ‘squad’ games but love the same when they are turn based. I don’t know why, it’s just something I’ve noticed. Blood Bowl turn based? Love it! Blood Bowl Blitz Real Time? HATE IT! Didn’t like Mass Effect or Dragon Age for the same reason. Divinity is turn based so I’m really thinking about checking it out. I may eventually check out the Warmachine: Tactics game too but no way in hell am I paying $65+ for it.
I got the last two Batman games during the last Steam sale so I will need to play those through at least once during my ‘down time’ from the multiplayer games. I have a friend that want me to try out some oldschool tabletop D&D (via roll20.net). Oh, and College Football is only a month away, and Comcast has signed up to carry the SEC Network! Should be fun! I think my fall is going to be full.