[Ed. note: We are pleased to introduce our new weekly columnist, Maer. This week she takes a look at the issue of conjecture and guessing games as we all wait for the release of SWTOR.]
Photo-receptor Focus on: Speculation
Welcome to the first weekly installment of “My Two Credits. What’s Yours?” Each week, I’ll cover something that has caught my attention or the attention of our enormous community. I’ll give my opinion, then ask for yours. Just like a late night talk show. Except online. And in print. Anyway, you get the idea.
More My Two Credits and Comments after the jump.
So, the other night I was hanging out in Vent, per usual, playing the “Let’s Speculate” game. It was a lively discussion about something I don’t remember. There’s always a lot of topic jumping and I’m not sure where we were at that exact point.
We heard a voice say, “You know, you guys should really stop speculating.”
All chat immediately ceased. Dead silence for long seconds. I was thinking, But, but. but…
So I keyed my mic and said, “But the NDA isn’t lifted yet and a lot of us aren’t in Beta. We have nothing to do BUT speculate! Especially those of us not in Beta!” (Heroically, I choked back a sob.)
OK, so that’s a bit of a dramatization. The point is, it got me to thinking about all the zillions of words that have been said over the years, months, weeks and hours we’ve spent speculating on SWTOR. For me, this is actually part of the fun. Although, I’d much rather be in Beta, thank you very much. (Yayness for game testing!)
Anyway, I wonder what other people’s favorite topics to speculate about are. Here’s mine: I’m curious as to how long it’s going to take me to create that first character. I tend to be one who takes forever to get it right, often deleting and starting all over. (Champions Online: almost three hours, four versions and I still tweaked her when I got her ingame.)
I’m doing my research on available races for SWTOR and trying to look at the pics and videos that have been released to get ideas for that first, all-important main – the one that goes into the guild. I’m just hoping I don’t have to delete her too many times.
So, now it’s your turn. What’s your very favorite topic to speculate on…and why?