Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Anybody know what significance today holds? Well it's actually the 1 year anniversary of my blog! Wow, 1 year... how the time flies huh? While this should be a joyous day filled with party balloons, cake, and a Prock shaped pinata we can all beat to hell, it's also a day of reflection. Brace yourself for a lot of text.
I've been playing Fiesta since November 10, 2007, that's a little more than three-and-a-half years. I've pretty much seen it all and been a part of some of the largest milestones and best groups of people around... wow 3.5 years, I still have a hard time coming to grips with that.
People that know me in-game know that I've greatly reduced my playtime over the last month or so. This is mostly just due to boredom and the prospects I'm envisioning down the line for Fiesta. As a reader of my blog, you've noticed that I've started doing a few videos here and there, this is mostly because what I'm showing you is what can be accomplished for free. By free I mean, no out-of-pocket costs, but of course there are in-game costs associated with some of it. I'm just really not liking what Fiesta is doing to my real-life bank account.
As more and more prestige-plus content is introduced it requires more and more real-life funds to stay competitive and to experience this new content... and that bothers me. Granted, I can afford to focus on one character and continue to comfortably play that character to level cap and beyond, but that's just not who I am. I enjoy playing all classes except one, sorry Clerics, at pretty much all levels. Problem is, the higher you get, the more expensive (IRL) the game gets. Some people can just choose one class as their main focus and stick with it till the end, but yeah, I can't do that.
Now of course I don't have multiple Elite Leveling Bundles going simultaneously, or tons of costumes on all my characters, but still, I do like to switch it up and even now, seeing myself dedicating 30-days almost exclusively to something just doesn't appeal at all to me. So what to do?
I'm trying to find ways for Fiesta to continue holding my interest, but it gets more difficult day by day. And really, should I be looking for some facet or nuance of gameplay that keeps the fire smoldering? Maybe it's time to take a leave... I dunno.
Posted by FatalLace at 1:05 PM