This weekend was a reactivation weekend over in City of Heroes. All those accounts that are sat idle as people aren’t paying the monthly subscription are reactivated in the hope that a few days of play will be enough to tempt some of the former player to once again shell out a few quid a month and don the virtual spandex.
I logged in a few times, checked out all my old ‘toons’, saw a few familar faces still playing a year after I moved on, ran a mission or two but…. it just wasn’t the same. I think it’s the emptiness of the Euro servers. Back when I started playing there were hundreds of people on and I’d spend hours helping out some of the new folks. Nowadays most people you meet are old veterans. It’s still a great game and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a change but for me the time has passed.
The trip down memory lane did start a little itch though. A desire to once again join an MMO. I’ve put it off for the last 12 months – partly through lack of time and partly as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to play. But now… Maybe it’s time to spend a few quid start sampling a few new MMORPGs. Most aren’t too expensive to buy and you get a months play included.