"Darkfall, what I think" or "Whats wrong with me with as a player"
I was going to post this in the Darkfall discussion but it turned into a longer rant about my gaming habits that I and ashamed of and frustrated by.
I have to say I that Darkfall is not the game for me. I really should have known this going into it. It only took me two days of playing to realize that what I think sounds like fun and what I actually have fun doing are two completely different things.
This has nothing to do with whether Darkfall is a good game or not. Darkfall seems from what little I played to be an excellent sandbox game. The combat is interesting and takes some skill to fight even the easiest of mobs. I remember pouring over the spell listings and skills before Darkfall came out and planning how I wanted to my character to be. I knew what skills I was going to level up and it was going to the awesome.
Turns out I have zero patience, am almost incapable of inventing my own fun in a sandbox and not social enough to derive fun out of helping the guild meet its collective goals. I found I was also completely paranoid and ran from every other player I saw while trying to find the most secluded places to complete my quests. In doing so I never lost an item even after being killed by zombies more than once. This in turn had me walking forever back and forth to town and dreading having ot travel anywhere.
Really, this cycle happens to me a lot in most MMOs. I plan ahead, read the forums, decide how my character is going to be and picture in my head how the game will play out. Then I load up the game realize it is not exactly has I pictured it would be, get discouraged or just bored and move on. I am not even sure why I am so attracted to MMOs. I have never hit endgame in any one of them. In WoW I mad it to level 27 or something. Conan I made it to 50 twice. DDO I just plan complex characters out daily and never make progress. Same with CoH, many many low level alts and no progress. The list goes on and on.
Yet every MMO that comes out I get excited about and devour any drop of info I can on it just to get into the game and play for a considerably short period of time and jump on to the next one. Meanwhile I have an ever growing list of single player games that never get touched after they are installed on my system. All my gaming time is consumed not by playing but by researching MMOs.