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Ozymandias
08-27-2009, 02:55 PM
I know there are about 80 previous threads devoted to or mentioning this fine piece of software, but I'm about to boot back up into the game and want to know which realms my WoWing compatriots are on. Always nice to have a friend in-game

JSUCamel
08-27-2009, 02:59 PM
I know there are about 80 previous threads devoted to or mentioning this fine piece of software, but I'm about to boot back up into the game and want to know which realms my WoWing compatriots are on. Always nice to have a friend in-game

I played the 10 day Trial thing, and I wasn't too impressed. It was okay, I guess, but I mean.. it was too much of the same thing over and over again. I'd rather buy a new movie on DVD every month, honestly.

Mort
08-27-2009, 03:06 PM
I played the 10 day Trial thing, and I wasn't too impressed. It was okay, I guess, but I mean.. it was too much of the same thing over and over again. I'd rather buy a new movie on DVD every month, honestly.

Same here. I know a trap when I see one.

Although playing wow is more bang for the buck than renting/buying dvds. Lots more hours of "enjoyment" per months. The additional cost is loss of social life (and no, life on WoW isn't real!!! TRAP!), BO and maybe a few other things.. probably anal leakage too.

JSUCamel
08-27-2009, 03:08 PM
Lots more hours of "enjoyment" per months. The additional cost is loss of social life (and no, life on WoW isn't real!!! TRAP!), BO and maybe a few other things.. probably anal leakage too.

I could get more "enjoyment" out of watching a good DVD (or even a cheap TV-on-DVD season) each month than I would playing WoW for the same number of hours. It's just the same thing over and over. "Oh, stranger! I've lost [item] to [bad guy]! Can you please get it back for me? I'll reward you with [item]!"

*yawn*

Ozymandias
08-27-2009, 03:11 PM
I could get more "enjoyment" out of watching a good DVD (or even a cheap TV-on-DVD season) each month than I would playing WoW for the same number of hours. It's just the same thing over and over. "Oh, stranger! I've lost [item] to [bad guy]! Can you please get it back for me? I'll reward you with [item]!"

*yawn*

Firstly, thats not it at all. Warcraft is amazing for the lore and storyline it plunges you into.

However, more than that, you can watch that movie once in that month. Congratulations on spending your 15 bucks on 2 hours of entertainment. After all, after that its just repetitive and boring.

You can play WoW for as many hours as there are in a month for that 14.99, and even IF you assume there is very little enjoyment to be had from the repetitiveness of it, I can guarantee you there are 3 hours of original types of gameplay. Thereby, ruining your entire hypothesis.

JSUCamel
08-27-2009, 03:15 PM
Firstly, thats not it at all. Warcraft is amazing for the lore and storyline it plunges you into.

However, more than that, you can watch that movie once in that month. Congratulations on spending your 15 bucks on 2 hours of entertainment. After all, after that its just repetitive and boring.

You can play WoW for as many hours as there are in a month for that 14.99, and even IF you assume there is very little enjoyment to be had from the repetitiveness of it, I can guarantee you there are 3 hours of original types of gameplay. Thereby, ruining your entire hypothesis.

*shrug* I'm basing my "hypothesis" on personal experience. It's more than just a hypothesis. I've played many MMOs, and they're all the same. I may get one, two, maybe even three months of enjoyment out of it, and then it gets stale and boring.

Birgitte
08-27-2009, 03:44 PM
I agree. MMO = Not my thing. That's why I really only played Guild Wars once or twice. I like my RPG's to have a solid storyline that I have to follow. I don't want to skip around. I want to go through and figure it out step by step. Then be done and moving on to the next thing.

Zanguini
08-27-2009, 04:07 PM
I quit wow a few months ago because i didnt have the money for lich and the fairy moved in. ... Now i dont want to get into it because i am anticipating the release of Star Trek Online.

Matoyak
08-27-2009, 11:43 PM
Not a fan of MMOs, personally. RPGs when done well are great, but I'm like Birgitte, I do not like how disjointed the story/lore is in most MMOs. I have not liked any MMO except for EVE Online, and even that bored me eventually.

Zaela Sedai
08-28-2009, 07:45 AM
WoW is icky to look at.... GW ftw

Sarevok
08-28-2009, 11:59 AM
Now i dont want to get into it because i am anticipating the release of Star Trek Online.
AT LAST!!!! Someone who understands!!
Got a fleet yet?

And for Ozy: I think Isa still plays WoW.

Dragon Thief
08-29-2009, 01:25 AM
I play Horde on US Magtheridon. I have an 80 Frost Tank DK and an 80 Resto Shammy, and some alts at around 42,59,70,71.

The best/worst things about MMOs are the other players. Although they can be played solo, they just aren't meant to be - I look at my $15 monthly as a way to hang out with my RL friends a lot more than I otherwise could. We do hang out in person, but due to their kids, most of them working diffrent hours & days than me, etc, it's just hard to get together. But we talk on Vent and play WoW at least once or twice a week.

It's one of the best ways to hang out with your friends and have fun for its cost, IMO. And I'm like a lot of you - many games I only play for a few months (if that) before I get bored of them. I play wow to have a game to play with my friends more than because wow is the best game out here.

But the only other MMO I've played has really been Guild Wars - which, while I enjoyed it, it's just so shallow after the depth of WoW that even when I tried to go back and play it I couldn't. (GW is very much set up as 'levels' - and while it may have changed with the 2 dozen expansions and sequels and whatever, it wasn't really all that 'massive' when I played it after seeing what WoW is like.)

Isabel
08-29-2009, 05:12 AM
Yeah, i still play WoW on Europe stormrage. I thought i posted it already.

But i don't play that often again.

Brita
08-29-2009, 09:52 AM
I am with Birgitte and Matoyak. And speaking of RPGs- how did you like Oblivion Ozy? Did you complete it? Did you change the difficulty settings and enjoy it a little more?

Davian93
08-29-2009, 10:36 AM
I dont play computur games (mainly due to a lack of time, not lack of interest). Its interesting to follow this thread though.

DeiwosTheSkyGod
08-29-2009, 10:42 AM
No WoW for me, but I still kick around on Warcraft III once in a great while.

Dragon Thief
08-29-2009, 12:58 PM
I am with Birgitte and Matoyak. And speaking of RPGs- how did you like Oblivion Ozy? Did you complete it? Did you change the difficulty settings and enjoy it a little more?

This is mildly ironic - I tried to play Oblivion on my PS3, and couldn't get too into it for many of the same resaons listed against MMO's earlier - the beginning of it was too repetitive and without enough form/story at the get go to interest me. But Morrowind was the same was on PC for me.

Brita
08-29-2009, 02:36 PM
This is mildly ironic - I tried to play Oblivion on my PS3, and couldn't get too into it for many of the same resaons listed against MMO's earlier - the beginning of it was too repetitive and without enough form/story at the get go to interest me. But Morrowind was the same was on PC for me.

Hmmm- I love building a character, and the wide range of possibilities you are presented with. I don't really care about the storyline as much as I love perfecting my character's skills, acquiring or building amazing equipment, buying a house and decorating it, and so on. MMO's, the characters are too cardboard cut out. Oblivion feels like I am inventing an almost real character- not just another version of everyone else's.

When I start a game, I mostly just walk around, exploring, dipping into caves and checking into ruins. I so enjoy the open world that you can literally just walk around and explore without doing any assigned quests.

DahLliA
08-31-2009, 08:26 AM
I could get more "enjoyment" out of watching a good DVD (or even a cheap TV-on-DVD season) each month than I would playing WoW for the same number of hours. It's just the same thing over and over. "Oh, stranger! I've lost [item] to [bad guy]! Can you please get it back for me? I'll reward you with [item]!"

*yawn*

to be fair blizz is getting better at this. with the new expansion they'll even go back to the old content and revamp it to their current contents standard of questing(which is waaaaaay better IMO)

oh and if you like story, but still wanna play an mmo: This is much better than Star Trek ever will be (http://www.swtor.com)

/hide

Zanguini
08-31-2009, 09:12 AM
I have my doubts about star trek mmos since the first one.

Sarevok
08-31-2009, 09:28 AM
oh and if you like story, but still wanna play an mmo: This is much better than Star Trek ever will be (http://www.swtor.com)

/hide
*kicks Dahl*
*pre-emptively kicks PD*

I have my doubts about star trek mmos since the first one.
What first one? :confused:

RogueSavior
08-31-2009, 10:24 PM
I'm Alliance on Thunderlords and Thunderhorn... but I'm going back to Guild Wars in preparation for how awesome Guild Wars 2 looks. to me.

Dragon Thief
08-31-2009, 10:31 PM
I'm Alliance on Thunderlords and Thunderhorn.

Alliance. You sir, are a freakin failure. That'll be all. Carry on.

FOR THE HORDE!

psychomusician
09-01-2009, 03:54 PM
somebody needs to roll a horde on ner'zhul, i need more people to play with. i've got a 45 mage, and a 20 pally right now.

what i find weird is people who are avid gamers that always trash that game and think less of me for playing it. i pointed out to someone who was doing that that he's spent just as much playing other video games in the past, devoting months and months to 100% completion runs. the only difference here is that its a really long game.

Gilshalos Sedai
09-01-2009, 04:05 PM
I don't like the animation and the $15/month per account. Since Bryan and I game together, that would get expensive, fast.

Dragon Thief
09-01-2009, 04:56 PM
You're right, Gil. It's why I played GW before WoW - I had refused to pay monthly fees just to game. Enough of my RL friends were on and enough nagged me to play the trial that I finally did, and I realized how much fun I could have with my friends.

I can't honestly justify $15 a month to play a game. I can justify $15 a month that lets me hang out with my friends a whole lot more than any other activity. I can also justify that if wow occupies enough of my 'down time', there's less chances that I'll be buying 10 books a month (as opposed to the 4 or so I do now while playing wow) and don't rent as many movies, go to the theaters, etc.

In that light, it's a damned bargain. But it really does depend on a person to person basis. If you (the general you) are the type of person who doesn't play it that much, or don't have friends that play it a lot, or even if the first two are true but you spend enough money on outside entertainment (or just don't have the money to spend) then even as a hardcore wow fan I'd say it's probably not the game for you.

As to the graphics - I'll take solid gameplay over graphics 19 times out of 20. I've never seen any other game anywhere near the depth of WoW - story, mechanics, features, etc. There's lots of stuff it doesn't have when you compare it to other games, but overall, it has more than any other game I've played.

Plus, the graphics are lower-end for a reason, even despite the age of the game (~5 years now). Blizzard is all about letting as many people play as possible - they don't want more stringent hardware requirements that would prevent casual gamers (who are the majority of players) from enjoying the game.

And by enjoying the game, I mean let Blizzard fight money-bag pillow fights with Nintendo.

Zanguini
09-01-2009, 05:47 PM
Ive always thought that everquest was as deep as wow but with deeper mechanics... wow to me is more streamlined than what everquest was.