Yes, I’m behind the times. As some of you already know I lost my dad last week, so even TSW is taking a back seat right now.
As of today, Closed Beta testers are no longer bound by the non-disclosure agreement. This means that testers may now speak freely about their experiences in the current and future versions of the Closed Beta. Sharing of screenshots and gameplay videos of the current and future versions of the Closed Beta is also allowed.
I’m not in the mood for a long review, but I will say:
– I preordered
– I’m enjoying it, despite far less time to play than I would have liked, RL issues, and hardware issues
– I was even considering going for the lifetime sub but Green Armadillo (one of my blogosphere’s resident cynics and smartypants) reminded me that games are going Free to play faster than you can say “vanishing player-base” these days, so I’m still thinking about that one. Still… part of me wants to do it, not just because you get some fun goodies but also because I’d like to show support for Funcom and for this game in particular.
– I think the game is boss. Not everyone will. In my case however I suspect it will entertain me for quite a while.
– A somewhat more thorough Impressions post may follow, or not, depending on how RL stuff goes. We’re not allowed to talk about previous versions and I haven’t yet experienced the post-NDA beta, so it also depends on whether I get a chance to play in the post-NDA world before launch.