I don’t want to go off on a rant here, but…(long)
You gotta love our heroes over at Sony Online Entertainment. Even when they have a good idea, one of their other ideas comes along and screws it up for them. The latest example is that of the Station Launcher. One day long ago, SOE said to itself; “Self, wouldn’t it be cool if we had one launcher for all of our games? That way not only could the customer launch any SOE game they owned from it, but we could use it to market all of the games that they DON’T have every time they launch a game.” Solid thinking, that. Hard to argue that the Station Launcher is a great idea. Hell, it even got me to subscribe to Station Pass not too long ago. But that is all changing now.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. This past weekend I actually did sign up for the Station Pass. Now, I’m not going to be spending a lot of time in Matrix online. I do own Everquest, EQ2, SWG, and Vanguard. And I played, or tried to play all of them this weekend at least a little bit. For some reason, I can’t get past the character select screen in SWG. I’ll leave it to the fine folks at SOE tech support to get that straightened out, and I’ll let you all know how that goes.
I can’t believe I have even gotten to this place. You all know I don’t love Sony, but I’m just so bored with MMO at this moment that I feel the need to have access to more than one. Since I recently canceled my WoW subscription I had that $15 in my monthly budget just burning a hole in my pocket. So I figured what the hell. The impetus behind this is really Tarkeena. She gave me one of her guilty looks and asked me “so guess what I did.” Usually that involves a surprise purchase or the introduction of a decadent dessert into the house. I didn’t smell chocolate, so it had to be a purchase. In this case, she had upgraded her account to Station Pass. So of course I immediately did the same.