January 8, 2014 Review

I have been playing this game on and off for over a year and recently downloaded it through the Steam client to begin tracking the amount of time I actually put into it. :)

I really enjoy this game. I play primarily solo with three characters in various stages of levelling: one at 63 and the other two are in their 20s. I primarily like this game because of how much solo content it has. I don’t feel pressured to “have” to raid or team up if I don’t want to—which is something I felt other MMOs basically force players into after about level 40 or so.

Some people have commented on the Steam forums that levelling to 80 is “such a grind”—I don’t agree. Each of my characters have different roles and I’m levelling them in different areas of the game, and each of them has been a reasonably unique experience. Sure, some of the quest content is a bit static (gathering or harvesting quests, for example). But in every zone I’ve been in I always run across quests which I find quite interesting story-wise. You can tell where someone has put a lot of thought into the more complex quests. The dedicated solo content for character progression is really neat too. Every time I get to go to a new zone I’m inevitably wowed by how it looks.