Thursday, January 14, 2010

Why only idiots like me play MMORPGs

[This will reference World of Warcraft a lot]

There are many things to consider and I will attempt to raise a few here :

Paying monthly in order to essentially gamble on the ability to perform your role in a situation i.e. running a heroic dungeon once a day over and over in an attempt to have an item “drop” then having to gamble against anyone else who wants that item whether or not it is designed for their class/role.

Having to take your chances in dungeons with people you know nothing about. And before you say just go with your guild or people you know, you have to PUG it to get those precious Emblems of Frost which due to everyone’s obsession with gear score means you won’t be getting access to them any other way.

Playing in a recommended server that suffers from a distinct lack of the opposing faction and a general player base that could be described as below average. By general player base I mean the ones not taken by the top progressive guilds, more the ones available to the aforementioned PUG system.

UPDATE: On the one crappy TV night where I can dedicate some more time to changing the role of one of my characters they decided to have an off schedule shut down and maintenance.

This is why I have gone back to reading as many books as possible.

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