You have a good point about NCSoft games. I am playing Guild Wars: Factions. I did play City of Heroes and City of Villians. The innovation did pull me in. WoW isn't about experienced players as much as it's about Battlenet players and first time online game players. There were some things about the NCSoft games that didn't go over too well, in spite of being fun for awhile.
Experienced players are still looking for innovation, but they seem to want it in their beloved midevil fantasy type games. There are difference of opinions, however, in what they would consider a good game. There isn't any one game that would pull everyone in. We seem to be pretty much, niche gamers. The games I'm looking forward to are not mainstream, it seems. The Chronicles of Spellborn and Hero's Journey, if they live up to their "visions", look far more interesting to me than Vanguard, Conan or Warhammer. Conan, at least, is trying something different. Vanguard is EQ1 all over again. But I suppose it will pull in some of the WoW type gamers, especially those who never played EQ, so don't know that drag.
/Just my opinions.
p.s. The download was corrupted. hehe
When Ryzom was first released, I bought it. And then couldn't make an account and support couldn't help me. I returned the game.
Now, I downloaded the free trial and tried to register, but couldn't because when I entered the sequenced number code, I kept getting an error message. I assume I have to register to be able to even play the free trial. The page I register on says I'm not entering the six digit code correctly, but I am. I emailed support and got this reply: "Account ***** has not yet been created. For a free trial you do not need a cd key. Are you trying to use an old key from your other account?" I have no idea what is meant there. I emailed again but haven't received another reply.
Somehow, I'm guessing I'm not meant to play that game. :)
"I quit and uninstalled the game."
I did the same, at the same point, perhaps for the same reason. :)
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