Of course for every recovery there's a relapse. Not all that long ago I waxed hysterical about the return of Argo Online, an old favorite of mine that I never actually bothered to play much while it was around. I didn't bother to play it much after it came back either and now it appears I may have missed my chance second time around because every time I try to log in all I get is a "Server Maintenance" message.
There are a lot of MMOs I'd love to see make a comeback. Lost loves that I miss like Rubies of Eventide and missed opportunities I never tried like EQOA. Maybe one day.
It's not only whole MMOs that rise from the grave. Sometimes lost limbs float up to the surface too. (Lovely image...) I logged into EQ2 this week and spotted this tantalizing offer:
Poor Milo shouldn't have to wait that long just because of my poor judgment and parsimony and since I have over 18k Station Cash doing absolutely nothing right now he doesn't have to. I bought him an early Frostfell present. Best 1350 SC I ever spent - even better with the 10% subscriber discount. I even grabbed a pack of five goblins so Milo would have some company other than his mercenary. Company you have to pay doesn't really feel the same.
Milo only had time for a quick lope around the old place on his fearsome white wolf before I had to log. No mounts on the island back in the day of course - now he'll even be able to fly there when he's a little bigger. When I get time I hope to pick up a few more of the old faces from the Store. Say what you like about SOE and their cash shop ways but they do at least come up with the occasional thing I really want to buy. Not many MMOs can make that claim.
So there it is: another decorating project I probably won't find time to finish. Very nice to have the option all the same. And talking of refurbishment projects, there's another one that's coming on very well indeed, thanks for asking. It's kind of hush hush (although not so hush hush as it was - we have NPC audio now!) so I'll just say it in pictures. All taken this week.
|I think I prefer it without mobs.|
|Happy fox dance!|
|We have vendors! Now all we need is stock.|
|Hello old friend. What are they feeding you?|
|Now that's what I call a sunset.|