Tuesday, September 7, 2010
In a state of "WoW" and loving every minute of it!
I have been somewhat quiet as of late when it comes to places I usually like to haunt (Toonzone, FUNi, Twitter) and some of it has to do with the busy work schedule I've had over the past week or so, but a lot of it has to do with the fact that I am once again playing World of Warcraft, better known to some as "WoW". For those who are unfamiliar with WoW, it's an MMORPG with a vast community of over 12 million players and it takes place in a world that is forever changing and evolving, seriously, things happen within the world and it creates a ripple that can be felt server wide at times and things that your character does can have a profound impact on others throughout the game. It's really quite neat how they were able to fit so much content and so much realism into the game, the entire landscape of the game really does feel like a living world from the things that happen to the NPC's, the player characters and even right down to the economy (auction house) and other aspects, it's as if it's become a second life to many players because of the ammount of time you need to put into the game to enjoy the benefits of it. I've been playing WoW a lot as of late, mainly because when I came back to the game (I used to play last year) I had to start from scratch because I forgot my old log in information and I had to create a brand new character (Night Elf - Warrior), leveling him up and running dungeons with other players has been a high priority to get him to the levels he needs to be at for when the new expansion comes out this fall/winter, I'm so excited about it yet I'm somewhat bummed because the world of Azeroth as players have known it for 6+ years is going to be completely transformed for the Cataclysm that is approaching.
A lot of people out there may be curious about WoW and why so many people play it, I've even talked to a friend of mine who say's that it may not be his cup of tea, all I can say is that if you're curious about it then you should give it a try because it's deeper and more complex than any other RPG or MMORPG on the market and the joys of raiding with other members cannot be explained until you have actually done it. Other than doing dungeon raids and running quests to level up my character, one of my favorite things to do as a member of the Alliance is to march into a Horde town or city with 10-20 of my close guild members and lay waste to all of the important NPC's because it takes a while for them to respawn and it leaves some Horde players with a bitter taste in their mouths, then if we get around to it we take out of the the players characters too, that's always a blast. Other fun things to do in the game is to up your profession and your talents, the game features many different professions that allow you to craft items or make potions to sell or use within the game, talents such as fishing and cooking become very important and the higher your skills are the better you can help out yourself and others in your group. In one short sentence, you will probably never get bored of playing World of Warcraft because there is just so much damn stuff to do.
Anyhow, I didn't really have anything in mind with this post other than to explain where I have been and what I have been up to as of late (this is not a review) but I ended up talking about WoW and some of the fun things that you can do in the game and why other people should play it, LoL, it's as if I'm a religious freak and I'm pushing the bible onto people or something. Sorry about that. Anyhow, I'm still on TZ, FUNi and Twitter so feel free to say hello if you want, I'm not going anywhere or anything, I'm just dedicating a lot of time to World of Warcraft at the moment and probably will be for quite some time to come. "For the Alliance!"
As always I want to thank those who took the time to read my blog, it's much appreciated and you can always check me out at www.twitter.com/manga4life as well as TZ and FUNI.