March 22nd, 2005

Terminator

Red Pill or Blue Pill?

OK, I need a bit of advice.

The Matrix Online starts today. A coworker of mine got a pre-order copy over the weekend but has decided that he doesn't have time to commit to it. He's planning on returning it back today unless he can find someone to take it off his hands.

I've been anxiously awaiting this game for over a year and a half. I'm a total whore for anything Matrix-related, and the idea of actually contributing to the continuation of the story line is really compelling. The fact that the Wachowski brothers are directly involved makes it all the more so.

The problem, in a word, is time. Life is often absurdly busy, and MMORPGs tend to be time-consumers. I could easily see myself getting hooked on this!

There are a couple of mitigating factors. First, it's PC-only, which means that I won't have a machine that can run it by my side 24/7, and can only play it on Ghidrah at home. The second is that zensidhe and redheadlass are already involved with WoW. (Mike plays a fair amount now- Janet almost certainly will once her new machine arrives.) This is both a good thing and a bad thing. On the one hand, it means that 3/4 of the Smoosh would be involved in some MMORPG or another, and if Kim got hooked into one or the other (most likely WoW) then we could schedule group game time, which could be nice. On the other hand, it would most likely end up being me playing The Matrix, and the rest of the Smoosh playing WoW, which kinda blows.

About half of the people on my friends list play WoW and at least one has beta tested MxO, so my question is this: is anyone else out there planning on doing The Matrix?

Red or blue?
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