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    World of Warcraft

    Okay so I heard about World Of Warcraft online gaming. But i've never been a computer gamer, much less an online gamer. But.. I let my brother talk me in to joining World Of Warcraft. So...one W.o.W game, 2 month pass card, and logitech headset later..here I am. Getting ready to embark on this thing that has up to 9 million players. Am I in over my head?


    One thing I can't help thinking about. Could you imagine such an online game set on Eternia?
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    Imagine yes. I am a Warcraft player and the great thing about the game is that its not that complicated. The controls are fairly easy to learn and your objectives and skills are pretty much laid out. But it has often been quoted as saying that the game is easy to learn, but it takes a lifetime to master.

    Warcraft is such a big world you can't imagine what is waiting for you in there.
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    Ive played MMORPG's since 2001. They all have the same goal...get subscribers and keep them. This means designing expected Timesinks and goals to make the game not difficult but lengthy. They all have some sort lvl 1-50 or higher with would take the average joe about 4-6 months to hit. Then some other sort of gear grinding to keep endgamers occupied for months.

    WoW is a fantastic game, Its one of the easier games to learn and has lots of UI customization via 3rd party programs. Just expect it to take some learning curve to figure out what your doing and what your job is in a group. Then a long time to get some gear to compete in Endgame PVP or PVE Raiding.

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    I tried the trial. But im to cheap to buy a came and then have to PAY to play it. I liked it just not enough to pay to play it =)
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    it is a fun game till you get to a certain point right now. I stopped playing back at the end of July.

    And small correction 9 million accounts, not 9 million players. China's account system is 1 character per server and you can only stay logged into that account for X amount of hours a day so it isn't unusual for Chinese players to have 2-10 accounts a piece (they only cost ~2$ a piece).

    Actual player estimates are 4-6 million. Which is still more then any other MMORPG out there.
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    Very interesting folks. I imagine it will be some time before I need to buy any expansions.
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    Why not buy the World of Warcraft BATTLE CHEST?

    It bundles the game with two expansions and strategy guides

    I'm not into MMO's but If I were I'd buy that. Better Value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeviot View Post
    Why not buy the World of Warcraft BATTLE CHEST?

    It bundles the game with two expansions and strategy guides

    I'm not into MMO's but If I were I'd buy that. Better Value.
    The Burning Crusade allows you to go to Outland after level 60 or to create a new character with the new races (Blood Elf or Draenai). I'd wait to get the expansion, personally, because those races aren't any better than the original races. No need to waste the money on the expansion if you're not really going to be enjoying it for a long ways to come.

    To the TC: WoW takes a lot of dedication to play. Because the game is so massively popular, it creates a vicious competition between those who play. I've known many people who've dropped out of college because they "need to focus on what's important" (that's an actual quote of a guy I no longer talk to). You'll be spending a goodly amount of time trying to level up to catch your friends. Because I was not as dedicated as people I know, I was always outleveled and alone when I played. That's not terribly fun- the ironic part was that my friends talked me into playing in the first place but I never played with them. That's pretty much the nature of the beast of MMOs; though some have exemplar systems allowing you to party with higher ups, WoW does not.

    Good luck with the game. I hope you get bored with it in a few months rather than becoming a ravenous addict.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeviot View Post
    Why not buy the World of Warcraft BATTLE CHEST?

    It bundles the game with two expansions and strategy guides

    I'm not into MMO's but If I were I'd buy that. Better Value.

    What your talking about is the Warcraft III battle chest not the World of Warcraft Battle chest. They are seperate. World of Warcraft only has one expansion and is not sold in a bundle with the game, the expansion, and guides. The old game, warcraft III is sold in a bundle with the game, the expansions, and the guides.

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    Blood Elf Paladins and Draenei Shamans, the big reason to get the xpac earlier. But that is the only real reason. It isn't like some other games where xpacs also provide some other low level content that wasn't there before. The starting zones are the only new parts of WoW.

    The game can be fun for the social aspects it has, also the leveling up can be not too bad. Generally speaking you don't fight players for quest objectives too much as most are nearer the level cap or elsewhere.

    The big problems come after level cap, generally speaking it requires 30 hours minimum to be able to accomplish goals in the game (raiding etc).

    Accounts are somewhat down really about two months ago blizzard put out a revive and old friends account thing. Basically if you could convince someone who left the game to come back you get a free month. Also you find on several forums large numbers of people leaving the game.

    I am currently having fun playing Everquest 2. Haven't gotten to the end game yet, still leveling up and enjoying that. I did learn one thing from WoW is to control my time spent by doing other things outside of the game more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slothboy View Post
    What your talking about is the Warcraft III battle chest not the World of Warcraft Battle chest. They are seperate. World of Warcraft only has one expansion and is not sold in a bundle with the game, the expansion, and guides. The old game, warcraft III is sold in a bundle with the game, the expansions, and the guides.
    Actually, no, there is a WoW Battle Chest.

    To Wyldman: yea, the extra races allow you to play all the classes on each side but I seriously doubt someone new to MMOs would want to play on a PvP server. With that in mind, they could simply play both Alliance and Horde and get the same general feeling.
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    I'm not looking to jump in on PvP simply because I don't care to run into some kid named Stanley Pudwick who spends all of his free time running around slaughtering weaker players before they can even say boo.

    So player versus environment seems more my style.

    As for addiction, I can't believe some people call off work or drop out of school for this. I will be very careful to keep this in check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdiotFool View Post
    Actually, no, there is a WoW Battle Chest.

    To Wyldman: yea, the extra races allow you to play all the classes on each side but I seriously doubt someone new to MMOs would want to play on a PvP server. With that in mind, they could simply play both Alliance and Horde and get the same general feeling.
    being on a PvP or PvE server makes no difference in this case. That being playing all the classes for each faction. That is one of the things I like about EQ2 is on a PvE server I can party or group with people of the opposite alignment. In WoW you can't play across the factions on PvE servers. The only difference in WoW for PvE and PvP is on a PvP server after level 20 I believe you are perma flagged for PvP, PvE it is a toggle to be that way. All other rules apply to all types of servers. Well Roleplaying servers supposedly have stricter naming conventions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldman11 View Post
    being on a PvP or PvE server makes no difference in this case. That being playing all the classes for each faction. That is one of the things I like about EQ2 is on a PvE server I can party or group with people of the opposite alignment. In WoW you can't play across the factions on PvE servers. The only difference in WoW for PvE and PvP is on a PvP server after level 20 I believe you are perma flagged for PvP, PvE it is a toggle to be that way. All other rules apply to all types of servers. Well Roleplaying servers supposedly have stricter naming conventions.
    Actually, it's a zone thing in WoW. If you're in a PvP zone, you're flagged for PvP and an additional 5 minutes in any zone once you've left. The majority of zones past 20 are PvP so, you're somewhat right, but not all of them.

    As to grouping, he can still group with Blood Elfs or Draenai, so groups can form of all classes. I'd prefer to be able to play as everything as you would but for cost/benefit, I don't see it being worth it until he gets further into the game.
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    I am going to be starting up soon, as I have just received the WoW Battle Chest as a gift. I've played EQ, EQII, DAOC, Warhammer Online, Star Wars Galaxies, City of Heroes, & Champions Online. So I am looking forward to a new world!

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    I can't believe it, but Cataclysm is even more fun than I was expecting!

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    i'm playing again after a 2-year hiatus... we usually play each winter, then quit for the rest of the year, but last year i didn't play. having a great time playing this year, though! glad i signed back up!
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