I have to admit I am in a bit of a holding pattern where Eve Online is concerned. With the Retribution expansion less than a week away I don't feel like doing much in the game. My favorite combat ship the Hurricane. Getting nerfed. I can finally fly the Drake. Heavy missiles getting nerfed. Courier missions in low-sec? With the changes to Crimewatch that's about to become more dangerous as well. If carebears were afraid of traveling in low-sec before, I think they'll really have a reason to fear now. I don't want to develop bad habits. I want to get into the proper mindset before the changes come along.
I guess I could log onto the Buckingham test server and do some theory crafting, but I'm doing a lot of that in real life right now and I just want some mindless fun. Since Retribution will involve changing the way I think inside Eve I'm spending a lot of time in Guild Wars 2. I always find that when I play another MMO and then switch back to Eve I need to make mental adjustments. Since Retribution involves making mental adjustments anyway I might as well get GW2 out of my system before the expansion hits.
I do have to admit that once I hit the part of the personal story where I joined the Order of Whispers I started liking the game more. A couple of days ago I bemoaned the voice acting in GW2 that led me to choose to play a female human. But the combination of my red-headed ranger and the char engineer Lightbringer Tybalt Leftpaw is just so, well, cute, that I'm changing my mind and deciding that everything is turning out for the best after all.
As for Star Wars: The Old Republic? I don't think I'm going to continue that game. One, I really can't imagine playing three MMOs at once and two, the combat in GW2 is just better. I was using a long bow with the axe/war horn combination and switched out the long bow for the short bow. Combat became a lot more fun as I'm moving around trying to get flanking positions. The short bow is good for single targets, the axe is good for multiple targets and the war horn has a skill, Hunter's Call, that reminds me of the EverQuest 2 ranger ability Hawk Attack, except better.
Hopefully I'll snap out of the funk this weekend and become motivated after watching the last weekend of the New Eden Open. With fewer matches I expect to see CCP to use the opportunity to showcase the changes to Retribution. Of course, watching the Own3d.tv stream means I won't be logged onto Tranquility, but I can't have everything.