We still have not heard anything from gamigo and their plans with the games they acquired from Trion. Of course, all of this doesn’t necessarily mean that Rift will be closed or that much will be changed for Rift as it is now. But I’m still not feeling too confident and decided to look for alternatives out there. Most of all, what other MMOs are there that give you a good solid housing like Rift does?
Thankfully, Massively OP wrote about this not too long ago and even included a nice poll (I love polls!). So according to the Massively OP staff and this poll with the gamers that voted there, Wildstar has the best housing system… Yeah.
Oddly enough, Rift didn’t get that many votes. I don’t know why, though. Either way, Elder Scrolls Online appears on that list. I do remember that before I decided to quit playing ESO, I got my very first tiny little free house. I’m not sure how much you can do in this game with the housing, but I decided that this is what I am going to find out by returning to ESO. Thankfully, I don’t even need to find a guild, as my characters are still in the guild that I’m also a part of in Rift. I am just not sure yet I will really like the housing, so my hope is that Rift will stay up for a long time to come!
Just when the sale of Trion Worlds was announced, Standing Stone Games announced that they will start a Legendary server for Lotro. This is not going to be a “classic server” recreating the original game when it first launched, but more a progression server where everybody starts from scratch and only the basic game will be available at first, putting the maximum level at 50 again until they give us the first expansion and let us progress further. In order to play on this server, you need to pay a sub or have a lifetime account – much like Rift Prime. Thankfully, I do have a lifetime account! I have also not set foot in Lotro in a long time. I only returned briefly to unlock new things like the Beorning class and the High Elf race. I don’t think that Lotro will be my “new game”, but since I do essentially have a paid account anyway, why not spend some time in this aging game and enjoy the nostalgic feeling for a bit?
And – of course – there is still Guild Wars 2 (still without housing). It’s just that I often find the combat is too hectic for my hand to deal with, even with the action camera mode (for which I still love ArenaNet SO much because without it, I couldn’t play the game at all anymore). I am still trying to get into playing a necromancer, because they are more sturdy than other professions… or they apparently were at some point when I first saw people talk about that. Any advice for a sturdy ranged attacking class/build (that isn’t a ranger) is appreciated, of course. :p