April 24th, 2009, 03:58 PM #1
World of Warcraft
OK so I keep seeing these cool ads here on LGK about this free 10-day trial for WOW.
What's the dillio? Is it cool? Is it an online game? Is it a satanic sect?
April 24th, 2009, 04:51 PM #2
if you have any type of disposition towards video game addiction stay away. it's just fun enough to become a problem, but not fun enough to validate the problem, say like alcohol or heroine might be.
April 24th, 2009, 05:06 PM #3
Did that 10 day trial. It was fun enough, and I'm sure it would be a lot more entertaining as you go along, but this is the mother of all Massive Multiplayer Online RPGs, so +1 to what Seraphim said.
It starts off all fun and games, but soon enough you're paying real money for game money and you're making your real-life schedule revolve around the gaming schedule...not the other way around.
Of course, there are a lot of people who can play and not become addicted.
April 24th, 2009, 05:44 PM #4
The game is a lot of fun. You start off as a level 1 character and the goal is to reach 80 (or beyond with future expansions). You spend the large portion of your playing time completing quests for your faction and other neutral factions. In return for completing a quest you're rewarded with gold, items that add attributes to your combat skills, and reputation with the faction. There are also many dungeons in the game that you can take on with four others (more when you're level 60+).
Reaching the maximum level is the turning point in the game. How good you are in the game is almost measured by how much time you have on your hands. You basically have to do tons of dungeons and raids to collect loot that add to your attributes. Either that, or you can casually do lots of PVPing (player vs. player arenas or battlegrounds).
To sum it up, if you've got tons of time on your hand... this game will definitely be a great way to kill that time. If not, you'll probably drop it once you reach the maximum level.
It has the potential of being highly addictive and has destroyed some families ... believe it or not. Although I can't blame the game or Blizzard for that. heh
April 24th, 2009, 06:21 PM #5
Played it, cancelled. There's better stuff out there, cheaper.
Like this FREE MMO, one reviewer said it will change the way we look at all MMO's, not just free ones:
Runes of Magic - Homepage
If you are interested in MMO's but don't want to break the bank, have to get a huge raiding guild for end-game, or you just want to Dual-Class (50 levels in each class) this might become a permanent addition to your game collection. It has been released in other countries before the US, and launch weekend saw 200,000 players.
Time will tell but it's Free, no price for the game or monthly fees, (PERFECT Price) and with in-game events and content updates every 3 months it might be worth a look.
Player housing, Mounts, Auction House, Crafting, Guild Castles, and PVP were ALL in at launch.
Basically RR, what these developers did was to take the best ideas from different MMO's (and yes they admit they drew heavily from WOW) and use a different business model. Players have a shop option, but if you prefer not using real money you can get currency on the auction house in-game by selling your loot.
Last edited by PPharoah; April 24th, 2009 at 06:32 PM.
April 24th, 2009, 07:20 PM #6
I played it for a while about a year or year and a half ago... It's fun. I got up to something like Level 20 or so, if I remember correctly, and had hardly even started exploring the gigantic world it has to offer.
I've thought about starting up another character, but it really does suck up a lot of your free time without you realizing it.
April 24th, 2009, 10:18 PM #7
Hi, I'm Joshua, and I'm a recovering WoWaholic. I've been clean and orcfree for 18 months now.
First off, everything PPharoah says is pretty spot on.
WoW is well-polished and very enjoyable if you've never played it before. If you're the type of person that does not enjoy doing the same type of task over and over again in a game, WoW is not the game for you though.
I'd suggest checking out the free trial if you're interested, but frankly, be aware that if you are an "achiever" type when it comes to games, it will require a heavy timesink for you to accomplish anything substantial.
If you are just interested in the world of MMOs, there are a lot of other great ones out right now that I'm sure many posters here can recommend, if WoW isn't your thing. I will say, IMO, it certainly isn't the best MMO out there, nor the most innovative, but absolutely one of the most well-presented, most polished, and most newbie friendly games you can come across.
April 24th, 2009, 10:43 PM #8
Been on Final Fantasy XI for about two months for what it's worth. Kinda fun to play with friends but it takes a long-ass time to get anything done.
April 24th, 2009, 11:06 PM #9
I don't know if any of you guys have heard about this game called Ragnarok Online. That's the only MMO that I have played on.
I started way back in 2002 when it was new. It's made by a Korean company called Gravity. It was so popular that it started in Korea, then it branched out to Japan, and the United States.
The USA one included many people from Thailand when it was new, until they got their own regional servers. Right now it's just Americans, Canadians, and Europeans.
This game was fun while it lasted. They had as many as 10k people playing it. There is a 12 dollar per month subscription fee.
But today, I think there are 250-400 players at most. The company doesn't give a damn about the game anymore. No more in-game events and their main focus is cash shops. So basically, only the loyal gamers are left because they have devoted so much time into it already they don't want to start fresh elsewhere.
To get ahead in this game, and stay ahead... you'll need to pay real life cash for these fake virtual items. The company is just sucking as much money as they can from the remaining loyal customers right now, because the majority of them are stupid enough to continuously use the cash shop on top of their subscription fee.
There are no new users because you'll be absolutely left in the dust once you join. Everyone is too "advanced" in terms of level and equipment.
Just felt like ranting a bit. Stay away from this game. lol
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April 25th, 2009, 12:01 PM #10
Go watch the southpark episode about it. lol
I've never played these games, I don't want to pay for connecting.