I’m saving up for a wedding… OK? I know lots of you aren’t old enough to understand what that means, but let me break it down real simple. My fiancée spends my money and I’m supposed to be happy and excited. I want to assure the readers [her] that I am very excited for the wedding, but this money could be spent buying video games!! So now that you understand my position you can understand my frustration.
I’m a Star Wars geek, a HUGE Star Wars geek… I can honestly say I don’t know anyone more into Star Wars than I am… of course I know they exist, but we are certainly a limited breed. I like to think I know everything about Star Wars, I know as far back as 5000 BBY (that’s Before the battle of Yavin… or before episode 4 for you trekkies). So when a new Star Wars game releases I jump up and down like a little school girl who’s in love with the newest boy toy of the month.
Now dear reader, this is where paragraph one and paragraph two collide. Star Wars the Old Republic is the latest MMO from BioWare (those guys also created KOTOR and one of the writers at BioWare wrote the Darth Bane Trilogy). The problem lies with that fact the SWTOR is a fuck ton of money! Sixty dollars down and 15 dollars every month, but that’s not all! If I play SWTOR that means my fiancée also has to play SWTOR else I’m in a world of pain and hurt… so let’s tack on another fifteen dollars on top of that. Now I’m paying 30 dollars a month for an obsession… a dirty dirty nerdy obsession.
I can’t justify this bullshit anymore! SWTOR is just a video game, and where most of your jaws are probably on the floor let me explain something else. I have a bucket load of video games I have never played! Some games just sit in my library collecting dust until I actually find the time to play them. Why, in Naga Sadow’s name, would I purchase another game that costs money to collect dust?! I can’t justify this bullshit anymore.
So that’s it, I’m putting an end to my monthly payment MMO hell, most MMOs are free to play anyway. If I want to get my MMO fix I’ll just play Lord of the Rings Online again (another game I have yet to really finish). I’ve played SWTOR during beta and early access and it’s a fantastic game… no it’s a fucken awesome game… which is why it’s so hard to give up. Perhaps SWTOR is for people who only play one video game all year round. That’s certainly not me, judging by how long it’s taking me to beat G String I probably won’t even get around to playing a sliver of the games scheduled to be released this year.
You savvy readers might be thinking, “But William! Your wedding is over in August then you’ll have all the money to waste on useless video games again”. Oh how wrong you are… because after wedding there are kids and then soon after that you are arranging your own funeral.
Growing up sucks, but on the bright side I love my fiancée more than I love Star Wars.