To be perfectly honest, WoW is pretty much the epitomy of computer gaming to date. It's one of those games that will floor you from time to time with the amount of detail and quality built into it.KooBrewoP said:I have enjoyed playing games like Baldurs Gate and want more, how does WOW compare? everyone seems to be going on about it and i just wanted to hear your opinion before shelling out my cash.
Ditto. I haven't had a social life since late November when this game was released. I see no signs of my addiction to this game waning.JasonL said:Well, I can say that I have not even bothered with another game since I started playing WoW, which I pre-oredered and have been playing since day of release. The game is incredible.
To illustrate how addicitve it is, I have somehow managed to build a lev 42 priest which has taken me over 11 days of playing to accomplish (over 250 hours in 2 months). The amount of sleep I am getting has dropped drastically, as I also work and go to school full-time. Buyer beware
Yep I agree. AC was the first MMORPG I played and I was filled with a sense of wonderment for quite some time. The amount of control over player stats has not been nearly the same in any other game. While I do think WoW is better, I would like to see some aspects of AC in it some day. In AC, you could dodge projectiles by hiding behind terrain or buildings. In WoW players and monsters shoot through anything, which is highly unrealistic. I would also like to see some sort of weather system like AC had. I loved the Item Magic spells, particularly the summon portals and recall spells. WoW only has the soulstone and it has an hour cool down.McGuillicuddy said:Yeah, Asheron's Crack was definitely killer. I had to go cold turkey because it was taking up WAY too much of my time.
WoW is better than Asheron's Call, and certainly much, much more friendly to casual (i.e. an hour or two here and there) gamers. Many WoW quests are short enough that you can play for an hour or two (or even half an hour) and feel like you've accomplished a fair bit. In contrast, for Asheron's Call (the only other MMORPG I've played) it always felt like you got nothing done without logging some serious hours online.
The key to not doing this is to... DUN DUN DUN... play with friends! I balance game and real-life quite easily because almost all of my friends are playing too. We get together in one apartment and have big LANs playing WoW in our guild together. I'd also say that just because the game experience doesn't "change" exactly, it does get fun at higher levels. I successfully fended off a Tauren Shaman today for the first time, and I got my level 40 mount. Instanced dungeon crawls for loot with friends are a blast, and the crafting system is really fun as well. Plus once you hit 60 and start doing really hard quests that tie into the whole Warcraft story... that's really cool. Basically, the low levels can get kinda repetitive, but playing with friends makes the whole experience that much more fun.AmnesiacOpera said:I bought World of Warcraft back in December. I was absolutely hooked for 2 weeks. I could not stop. I didn't see any of my friends. My only friend was my glowing computer screen. But then I suddenly realized that the game wasn't really going to change. That I was going to continue going on the same types of quests to level up to get stronger to go on more quests. It was a never-ending cycle. Once I realized this, I couldn't play anymore. I'd try... but I always ended up just quitting within 20 minutes. Now I'm glad I've stopped playing. I once again hang out with friends and have fun. I no longer sit in my basement in the dark killing Rabid Thistle Bears. I have a life again, and I'm thankful.
wcalderini said:...but I have items in the AH that I'm about to lose my bid on. I'm at 29 gold with only 4 levels to go before I qualify for my mount and I need to make some cash. I now calculate my paychecks in gold pieces, I'm dissapointed that a crocolisk steak burrito is NOT on my Taco Bell Value menu, before I begin discussions with people I ask them whether they are PVP enabled, and last night I spent an hour in my office parking lot rubbing my hands together trying to "heartstone" home.
I Need help.
I've been high enough of a level for some time now (currently 42) and have a whopping 4gp to my name Spell costs are killing me. I did train the ability to ride a Ram (17gp, with faction discount), so I need to save roughly 70gp before being able to actually buy a mount!wcalderini said:...but I have items in the AH that I'm about to lose my bid on. I'm at 29 gold with only 4 levels to go before I qualify for my mount and I need to make some cash. I now calculate my paychecks in gold pieces, I'm dissapointed that a crocolisk steak burrito is NOT on my Taco Bell Value menu, before I begin discussions with people I ask them whether they are PVP enabled, and last night I spent an hour in my office parking lot rubbing my hands together trying to "heartstone" home.
I Need help.