For along time I played Counterstrike, a first person shooter, it was a team based multiplayer game. Then I got into World of Warcraft, just a few weeks before Warsong Gulch was released, and then was playing WoW pretty consistently for 7 years. Confirmed from account history start date 05/28/2005 and end date 12/06/2012. There were periods of inactivity but I always came back. WoW satisfied a couple of things for me, I gained a lot friends and memories, but most of all, there was the competitive aspect of it. Either in PVE or PVP, both basically scratched an itch for a competitive multiplayer game. I was able to break from WoW with a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA for short) game called SMITE, it had the feel of WoW’s rated battlegrounds and arena. I had friends to play with to even further that feel of WoW. Smite was/is a pretty good MOBA game but it failed to hold my interest for long. There were other contributing factors but in essence it didn’t have enough to take a solid interest in.
My preferred genre is First Person Shooters, a catch all term really the games classified as FPS can easily be called Role Playing Games and the like, and the yearning for playing a game like Counterstrike was still present after 8 long years. There was Counterstrike Source and Counterstrike Global Operations but these also failed to hold my interest for long. I enjoyed the coop game play of Payday the heist and Left for Dead 2 but without the competitive aspect of being player vs player, these also failed to hold my interest for long.
From my last post, I gave a pretty ringing endorsement of Battlefield 4, and that is the game I’ve been wanting for a long time now. It has everything I’ve been looking for, its competitive and has elements that I enjoy. Even in a losing game, I am satisfied with how I played or tried.
I played SMITE pretty hardcore and enjoyed it but I didn’t like some of the choices made by its developer, Hi Rez, it basically abandoned 2 of its games to keep smite going. Not a good way to make an impression, even if you liked SMITE, it just brought up scenarios where smite itself could be abandoned for another game in development. The constant nerfing and releasing over powered new Gods also left a bad impression. Having people on your team harassing you or your teammates and the overall bad player environment that are present in all MOBA games was another factor in the drift away from playing. Your favorite god being picked or your preferred role being taken or forced into a lane situation you are not comfortable with are some other reasons.
Its not fair to compare it to BF4, so I won’t, I just prefer the gameplay of Battlefield. I also have high hopes for EA and Dice’s Star Wars Battlefront because of how much I like Battlefield.