What's the attraction of a MMOG to -anyone- who doesn't even have time to get to level 20 in a full year of play? I don't understand why people would expect a game like this to cater to them in any way if they don't even have an hour a night, on average, to play. You won't develop a single relationship/friend in the game at that rate, you'll never explore even 20% of the content, so why play MMOG? NWN would make a lot more sense.
That said, I think the price is a bit high, but not painfully so. I'm willing to log in at 10pm after the tikes are in bed and play til 11 or midnight or so at the prices they've suggested. Ah well, i don't like to sleep more than 6 hours so i guess that's an advantage for me ;)
It shouldn't take a year of play to get to level 20, perhaps? I can spend a few hours in Diablo II and have a 10th level character. A few more and ahve a 13th level Assassin, and a few more after that and be almost in Act III with serious 15-20th level character.
The amount of content I can explore is obviously proportional to the amount of time I play, I understand that. Play an hour, see an hour's worth of stuff.
I have NWN and love it, when I have the odd moment to play.
Friendship? In an online world? Heck, how many people can even name the family who lives four doors down from them, or in the aprtment below them? If you wanted friends you'd probably be outside talking to people and doing things in the real world with them, rather than sitting alone behind a computer screen (a sin we're all
And the 10PM time after my kids are in bed is the precious time I spend talking/laughing/knowing/loving/spellbound with my wife. I'd rather explore her thoughts/ideas/worldview/love (OK, everyone get your mind out of the gutter now) than even bother logging onto my computer.
It's just a choice I'm making. Nothing criminal, just an opinion that CDN$20/month forever is too much for me and many Mac gamers.
Didn't mean to get anyone's knickers in a knot. All of matter of ones priorities, whatever's right for you.
PS. Saw the funniest/saddest thing the other day on the news. CTV reporting about the huge power outage in Nova Scotia and one family moping around the fireplace with the kids whining "There's nothing
to do. We can't play on the computer or watch TV." Crikes! I'd have been out the door playing in the snow/banging on the neightbours door/in the park/on my bike/playing baseball so fast as a kid. What's with these kids. Ever heard or outside of Monopoly?