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What games are you waiting for now? :timerunning:

- Battlefield V
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Currently pre-loaded, ready to go for the November 20 release date. I've always been a pretty big BF fan, even though I haven't loved the last few BF games.. My favorite BF game was Battlefield: Bad Company 2, where I clocked about 500 hours. I am still hoping for a BC3 game, but in the meantime I'll have to take my chances with BF V! Multiplayer, with friends in the same squad, is a pretty fun experience :)

Also, the game has two maps from my home country (Norway), which is really cool. You can see the aurora borealis in the above image, which is from that small city that was featured during the nazi invasion - Narvik.

- Anno 1800
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I've played all old-era Anno games, except the first one (Anno 1602). Anno 1503, Anno 1701, Anno 1404 (the best one by far). I tried one of the futuristic entries, but I hated that. Thankfully the team went back to their roots and is delivering a old-era game once more. Anno 1800 will feature railways, steamboats and everything you'd expect from the 1800s.
The recipe is the same, gather resources from around the globe (from the cold north to the exotic south where you can get spices, gold etc), trade and make your cities develop from peasants to aristocrats. If you enjoy complex RTS games, this is a game that make you sink countless hours into.. Be warned!
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- Artifact
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Valve's first game in years.. Right now the only valve game I play is Dota 2 (3000 hours xX), so naturally I'm intrigued when they release a card game featuring the heroes and style of Dota 2. The only card game I've played on PC was Hearthstone, which was fun until it was ruined by P2W, which seems to be the trend with card games. So I am CAUTIOUSLY optimistic, but I may hate the game after playing.. Will be interesting to try regardless.
 

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I am currently in a gaming hiatus, not really into playing anything at the moment.

I picked up Skyrim on Switch, but that only lasted for about a week or two. Then I went back to Shaiya, that only lasted like 3 weeks so far and already lost interest in it again.

Black Desert is still running in the background for daily rewards and event quests, but not playing it either.

Recently I started looking for cheap second-hand PS4s or XBOnes to try Red Dead Redemption and pick up RDR2 once I finish the first game, but that may be just because of the release hype of RDR2.
Can't decide which console to get, most likely won't get either, but "selling points" are that I would also like to try The Last of Us Remastered and The Last of Us 2, but then, I already have 2 XBOne Controllers at home so getting a XBox due to that would make sense.

I don't really feel like cashing out 300 € or more to play a handful of games, so this purchase will most likely not happen.

Latest AAA games on PC also did not entertain me too much. Same routine: Play for 1-2 weeks, get bored of the same repeating routines in game, quit game.

The last single player games I really enjoyed were probably Far Cry 3 and Assassins Creed 3, because both had amazing stories and did not feel too repetitive as you always had something to do, unlock and upgrade.

Cyberpunk 2077 looks interesting, but still a few years until its release. By that time, Ashes of Creation might already be available or in persistent Alpha 2.
 
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Well I'm excited about this little Indie game called Ashes of Creation. It looks promising.

Otherwise nothing really on my horizon. I'll just keep playing some Gundam games and finding what's F2P on steam. Maybe get back into Overwatch or PUBG.
 
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I am looking forward to Anno 1800 as well. Also "The Settlers" (2019) looks nice. Remindes me of good old days

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I am looking forward to Anno 1800 as well. Also "The Settlers" (2019) looks nice. Reminds me of good old days
I didn't know about a new settlers game coming! After looking it up, it does indeed look pretty promising. More cartoony than Anno, but it can still work ^^
 

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Since we are talking Strategy, I'd love to see a new game in the Age of Adventures and Stronghold series, but with old mechanics.

They did make Stronghold 3, but it was far from Stronghold 1 and 2. Too small maps, no actual freedom. Age of Empires 3 was ok, but meh, 2 was better.

Then they made a AoE2 remaster, which is also meh. The same old game with some new textures which still don't look like todays standard.

Age of Empires 4 and Stronghold 3 would be nice, if they stick to their roots. Now that I mention it, didn't they announce something 1-2 years ago that they are working on a new AoE?
Now Blizzard is remastering Warcraft 3 rather than making a Warcraft 4.
 

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Then they made a AoE2 remaster, which is also meh. The same old game with some new textures which still don't look like todays standard.
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It's like they had one art team member as a side project redo the graphics. It took them so long the graphics were outdated again.
 

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Update:

Anno 1800 beta test: The game is amazing, they are going back to their roots with Anno 1404 as a base (which is the best game in the series), so I'm really liking what I see here. I hope there are a few more innovations by the time the game is done, but so far looks very promising :)

Battlefield V: A lot of fun, solid gameplay, great graphics. Maps are a bit boring tbh, but I know they have more maps coming for free soon. Still enjoyable, more so than I did with BF 1.
 

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Update:

BF V was okay. Not fantastic, but okay. Still play it from time to time.

Artifact was not as I hoped. Their economic model is disgusting. Avoid.

Anno 1800 I've played in several beta tests, and it's looking amazing. I'm super pumped to finally be able to play another Anno game (that isn't futuristic, as the last two additions have been) and maybe replace the current best game, Anno 1404.
 

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I am still in the market to try a new MMO.

I would even consider older ones as of 2012 that I still have not played T_T As long as they are populated and healthy.

I came back to ArcheAge countless times but after 5 years the game simply lacks content. Nothing new has been added, they just kept changing rules and systems.
Neverwinter for some reason I cannot get back into because of the combat, cannot get used to it anymore. The game lacks any open world aspect for me anyway.
TERA I only played a few hours total, but apparently it is dying.
Bless was dead on (before) arrival.
Blade and Soul and Revelation Online are heavy P2W.

FF14 is good apparently, but I do not necessarily wish to invest into a "placeholder" game until AoC.
GW2 did not stick due to combat.

I pretty much listed everything up there, but I hope I missed something that could be playable.
 

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@FliP Tried RIFT? Still a pretty good MMORPG.
I think I did, since it is also published by Trion.

While once again looking through MMORPG rankings to find something, I went ahead and checked the status of a game I have been waiting for since about 2012.

DK Online is finally releasing again and it seems like it is in Early Access right now (downloading so will see).
I've been a Community Volunteer for the game back in the day so it will be exciting to play it again.

Seems like I found something to do until AoC ;)
 
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