Raging WOW Infection!

4 replies [Last post]
Matt Barton
Matt Barton's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2006

Good God, I've come down with a major World of Warcraft infection. I must admit, my attitude towards these MMORPGs has changed completely now that I've been sucked into WOW. I can't remember the last time I had a game so addicting that I actually rushed to get home just to play it, and would get out of bed at 6 a.m. just to play it more on the weekends!

What really sets WOW apart are the quests, which are friendly for solo as well as groups. Thus, you can be choosy about who to group with, and can just have fun doing traditional CRPG stuff if you want. Plus, the world is HUGE, and there's an unbelievable amount of stuff to do and ways to level your character.

If anyone is on he fence about trying it out, don't be. It's well worth the money! If you do get on, make sure to sign up for the server called UTHER, that's what I'm on (my character's name is Algon).

n/a
Matt Barton
Matt Barton's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2006
Wow

I've been able to meet some pretty good people on WoW who I've been partying with. They're near my level (I just made level 25). I can definitely see how the experience would change wildly depending on the group you're with. I was lucky to have a good friend who is level 70 himself, so he is constantly giving me advice and tips (I refuse to take money or free items on principle). I was about to quit when I kept getting killed repeatedly, but was finally able to meet some regulars who had similar goals/playing styles to mine.

I don't bother with PvP at all and probably never will. That kind of thing just doesn't interest me. What's fun about Wow (at least for now, I guess!) is the high degree of cooperative gameplay. It's awesome to be part of a group and figuring out tactics before a battle. That's what I used to do by myself with games like Pool of Radiance, and it's even more fun with the right group.

I really wish some of you guys would come over, too! Uther server! (char name Algon)

n/a
adamantyr
adamantyr's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/28/2007
WoW

WoW is good, no doubt about it. I've played it quite a bit myself. I'm on hiatus at the moment, though... all my friends stopped playing, and it just wasn't as much fun solo. And they're pretty cool about letting you shut down your account and not screwing with it.

You'll find, I think, that after you've played through it that the end-game isn't quite as fun. The problem is that Blizzard seems to like PvP and Raids. Both of which I despise. Equally aggravating is the high-end crafting recipes all require items from... raid dungeons! So it's like, unless you join some guild of no-life losers who do nothing but raid all the time and treat anyone below level 70 (the present cap) like a leper, you can't get anywhere in the game anymore.

I always liked the old MUD paradigm of a player eventually becoming so powerful he could affect the physical realm; I.E. start creating new content. But MMORPG's won't ever give that level of power to a paying customer. But then again, not everybody's got a creative itch. :)

My brother and his finance are playing Lord of the Rings Online, which they feel is as good as WoW with some of the flaws corrected. It's a good one to check out as well.

Adam

yakumo9275
yakumo9275's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/26/2006
we just cut off our cable tv

we just cut off our cable tv and sat radio ($800 a year). plus the baby takes my game time now :)

so matt, are you level 60 now or whatever the cap is? hehehe

-- Stu --

n/a
Bill Loguidice
Bill Loguidice's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/31/1969
WOW

Alas, I can't justify the cost of a monthly MMORPG, even one as well suggested as WOW. I have too many other subscriptions/services and would feel too obligated to play the MMORPG. Have fun!

Interestingly, I find reading about others who are into MMORPG's, such as C4 over at GameRADIO, there seems to be a relatively short shelf life for specific game enthusiasm. In other words, every three to six months, they're on to another MMORPG. I'd be curious how long your enthusiasm holds, because certainly I've known a few people who have been playing WOW for years now.

===================================
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director
Armchair Arcade, Inc.
===================================

n/a

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.