Warcraft Bullet Dodged

kalyptra.jpgI recently found myself perilously close to re-activating my World of Warcraft account. Frankly, I got a little nostalgic for the way it nicely filled a few spare hours here and there and its surrogate role for it offered for real conversations on its in-game chat channels. It doesn’t help that two certain friends are grinding away at their MMO of choice, Final Fantasy MMCCCXXXIIII (or whatever it is on now). šŸ™‚

Luckily, the phase passed rather quickly after I could not find my install disks (and realized that exercise, organization or education) were probably better uses of those free hours. Sorry to all my old guild mates, but Kalyptra the Warlock stays on vacation for the time being. Best of luck in your online endeavors though.

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7 Responses

  1. implementor says:

    I’ve pretty much done the same thing. I quit WoW and uninstalled everything, basically because I wasn’t playing it enough to justify any money spent on it, and the time I was playing it was taking away from my already pretty busy life. I haven’t missed it, the only thing I have missed is the friends that I used to chat with while playing, but that’s about it. I don’t think I can play another MMORPG that involves grinding to level, which is pretty much all of them.

  2. Mystech says:

    Yeah, there is a twisted sort of “captive socializing” aspect to some MMOs not unlike some gaming organizations I’ve been a member of in the past. šŸ™‚

  3. rfbjames says:

    I have this problem with Civilization. If it is installed on my computer I know I’ll end up playing it for just one more turn…and one more…and just one more…until I’ve wasted too much time in my busy life. Best to leave it off the computer entirely.

  4. will says:

    Two words: Second Life

  5. Mystech says:

    I’ve only heard of Second Life through the media noise, but it seems to be more like a virtual chat room / world building experience rather than a game (to the point where many players don’t like it being called a game?).

    I have to confess that for me, MMO experiences are a bit of escapism. Not sure if something so similar to the “real world” would fill that niche.

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