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Thursday, April 05, 2012

world of warcraft

World of Warcraft is the dominant MMORPG in the industry and has been for a while now. WoW is a fantasy based game but also incorporates sci fi elements into the game play. You get to play a character of your choosing. Your choices include deciding between two factions, six races, ten classes, and countless appearance differences. Finally you name your character and you are off to the land of Azeroth. One of the major appeals of WoW to me is the sense of accomplishment you feel when you get that epic piece of armor or simply reach the level cap. The game took place originally in the land of Azeroth, but has recently spread to outlands. WoW has seemingly endless tasks available for you to do (with others or on your own), and doesn’t really have an end. The developers of World of Warcraft constantly incorporate pop culture into the game to provide for a bit of a laugh whether you are simply grinding out levels or participating in end game content.

World of Warcraft, for some people, has become more than a game. It has become a second life for those seeking something more interesting in their average day. This has caused the game to be labeled as addictive. WoW has established a bad reputation for itself. Playing WoW has been considered by others as the epitome of nerdyness and even in game people rage about others “having no life”. This is all due to a few “bad eggs” who have become viral on the internet simply because of how extreme they are in their gaming. The truth is World of Warcraft attracts all kinds of gamers, casual or extreme. It has transitioned a few casual gamers into extreme gamers but it is still possible to play it casually. An in game tip actually warns that all things should be taken in moderation, even World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft is absolutely one of the Hall of Famers for games. It has dominated the MMO gamer pool for quite some time and is able to brag about having a community in the multi millions. Many other MMO’s have tried and failed to knock WoW off its pedestal, their legacies having been blown away like the sands of time. WoW is a constantly changing game, a fact that has become more apparent with the introduction of Cataclysm where even original content was altered, and I feel will continue being popular for a little while yet. Simply because of the time I have invested in this game I rate WoW a 10 out of 10 because I would feel foolish for spending six years of my life playing anything less.