I wasn’t going to do it.

Really, I wasn’t. I had resigned myself to the fact that as much as I wanted to play it, I was not going to sign up for a SWG account right away. Many of my reasons are related to my current (un)employment status:

1) I don’t have the money to purchase the game
2) I don’t have the money to purchase a monthly subscription
3) I don’t have the money to purchase the hardware upgrades I’m likely going to need in order to play.
4) My 56k connection is probably going to suck
5) I didn’t really like EQ, I’m afraid SWG might hold the same lack of appeal
6) It’s going to suck for the first few months anyway (as most MMOG’s tend to do)

Well, Chutta pre-ordered a copy of the game from Amazon. He got impatient with them yesterday and managed to grab one of the last copies at a software store near work. Today, his Amazon shipment arrived. He called to tell me there was a package sitting on his doorstep which I should retrieve, open, and use the contents of for a month or so.

The game’s installed – I’m patching now. (Estimated time remaining 2:45:10!!) The west coast servers aren’t up yet, and I’m still not certain the game is even going to run on my PC. But I have a month to check it out before I need to deactivate my account.

So much for waiting a few months before getting this game.

(Gossip, I think we’ll need a Games / MMOGs / SWG category now, too.)

Edited on Jul 9th 2003, 21:04 by Hooloovoo

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3 thoughts on “I wasn’t going to do it.”

  1. Well, you could instead come back to JumpGate. Episode 2 is finally out, and I was in the new space last night. GOD is was good. One would just need to organize hunts, and it would be a slaughterfest.

  2. New categories: “Games / MMOGs / SWG” and “Games / MMOGs / AO”.

    As for coming back, FanBoy: after checking out AO, E&B and EVE for a bit I unwillingly compared them. I know, apples and oranges, yeah. But I gotta say I can somewhat understand many people’s notion to *not* come back. Once you take a look at these other MMOGs, you experience a certain depth in some gameplay areas, a depth JG (as big a pleasant and great memory it is for me) simply lacks.

    Unfortunately, I might add.

  3. Gossip, when you have the leisure, I wouldn’t mind hearing in some detail from you about which gameplay areas you are thinking of. I’m still very interested in game design generally, so I’d love to hear your opinions about specific good and bad things you’ve noted in the games you’ve listed. You have my e-mail address.

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