Now, let me start off by saying that I am definitely not just another “WoW head” preaching the greatness of Warcraft to everyone I see. In fact, this article isn’t about me glorifying World of Warcraft whatsoever, probably “respect” would best classify this article. For any of those who do not know what World of Warcraft is, it is the most successful Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (mmorpg) currently on the internet.
Personal Experience – I played WoW for about 2-3 months (not nearly as much as some addicts of the game) and I have to say that after everything I heard about the miraculous game, I was fairly disappointed. Now, don’t get me wrong, it was a good game all around, however, maybe just not my cup of tea. I usually love mmorpg’s and have had a lot of experience playing them in the past, but I think the problem with World of Warcraft was simply that I expected more. After all of my friends glorifying it to an unreachable state, saying that no other game will ever compare, I just simply expected more out of the greatest mmorpg in the world. It felt like any other game I had ever played, run around, level up, click numbers to use skills, and level up some more. While it did have some unique possibilities dealing with legendary and heroic items, it just wasn’t enough for me to stay on board and continue paying the monthly fee.
Features – This game does add some new and fresh content to the online world and I’ll explain those in this section. To begin with, they have a next generation leveling system which can simply allow you to never have to grind to become the highest level in the game. “Grinding” is considered in any game where you have to kill monster after monster nonstop until you reach the next level. This process can become very tedious and is often featured in many Asian produced games. Also, the Player vs. Player (PvP) system is great as it provides the player with the option to either join an arena or try to survive in the battlegrounds. The battlegrounds are an area where you can have over 20 people separated into teams competing to finish a given task (capture the flag, king of the hill, etc.).
Conclusion – While this game just didn’t satisfy me, or seem to be worth it for the fifteen dollar a month fee, I do recommend any one to give it a shot because you will never know for yourself until you try it. It somehow has millions of people addicted to its gameplay, so if you’re looking to immerse yourself within the vast land of World of Warcraft, then have fun and Good Luck!