Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rest for the weary

As some of you may have noticed the frequency of the posts on this blog has decreased somewhat during the past few weeks. The reason for this is that I am a bit tired of VtES right now. There are several reasons for my weariness:
  • I think I played a bit too much VtES (yes, that's possible). Playing once or twice during the week plus a tournament each weekend in the past few months was probably not the brightest idea.

  • Heirs to the Blood and also Ebony Kingdom was not the big inspiration I hoped for. Ebony Kingdom was basically an "Aye & Orun expansion, a mechanism which I think is a bit to complicated for tournament decks in general. The Heirs to the Blood expansion on the other hand made a number of existing bloodline decks much stronger (Kiasyd S&B, Daughters Vote, etc.), but it didn't contain many cards which woke the urge in me to build decks around them. Look at Lords of the Night instead, which had with "Spell of Life" and "Khazar's Diary".

  • The utter silence that surrounds VtES in the moment combined with the current discussion in the VtES Usenet Newsgroup about discontuining VtES is not really inspirational for me. I mean, if VtES would stop being produced, I wouldn't stop playing VtES immediately, but in the long run I just need an influx of new cards (both crypt and library cards).
What are the consequences? I will not stop playing VtES right now nor stop blogging here for quite a while. Just reducing the intensity for the moment.


Jelsky said...

I was starting to worry.. ;) But I understand your reasons.. Personally I haven't got an overdose yet, but I hope the game stays alive so I can experience the phenomenon some day..

Jay said...

Take all the time you need. You do a great job with this blog. If your batteries need recharged, then please make sure that gets taken care of. I appreciate all of your work.

B. said...

I'm sorry to hear that. I really enjoy reading your log. Hope you'll find the fun in the game again.

Anonymous said...

has the same problem here. (and not having been able to buy Httb starter was also a problem for my motivation)

thansk for all your post on thsi blog. will still wait for the new one ;)

JoMuc said...

why would they stop producing it? as long as the stuff sells out where`s the problem with continuing producing?

Caller_in_Darkness said...

Because White Wolf is no longer in the capacity to decide what they do and don't. Since they were swallowed by CCP (or since the two of them merged, to state the official version), many of the classic WW lines of production (printed P&P supplements, for example) have been modified or cut down. CCP needed WW for the WOD-License, the other products wont hold much interest for them, because they supply a market CCP has zero experience in. From an economic point of view, it makes no sense for them to continue lines that don't fir into their key product (MMORPGs), especially since VTES is OWOD and not WOD, like the product they are currently working on.

Anonymous said...

It's totally OK to take a rest for a while. Have a nice summer!

extrala said...

Thanks for all the encouragement! As said before, I am not going to leave, just going a bit slower.