A couple of days ago I wrote about the situation where Sony was keeping its SOE and PSN networks down over the weekend which is prime gaming time. In that post I wondered what the average Sony gamer would do. Would they wait out the downtime, or go find something else to play?
I wrote that on the 7th of May.
Since then, Sony has said that it will likely be keeping the PSN network offline until at least the end of May. Considering the PSN woes started a week or so before the SOE problems were recognised that means the Playstation Network will be offline for five to six weeks… at least. Wilhelm portends that it’s likely the SOE network will be down until then as well, meaning a four-ish week downtime, in effect no SOE games at all for the entirety of May. He conjectures that with Sony’s recent financial woes, and some pretty major layoffs, that the SOE network could come back with far less to offer gamers than it had only a couple of weeks ago.
Whether or not that will happen is another matter, but what I want to ask you is what you will do. Are you currently involved in any of SOE’s games like Everquest, Star Wars Galaxies, Vanguard, Planetside or any others?
Are you going to wait out the downtime by doing non-MMORPG activities?
Are you going to take the opportunity to try out other MMORPGs or games?
Are you planning on returning to SOE games, or are you done with them?
Let me know in the comments.