I have a copy of World of Warcraft sitting on my shelf, with the free trial sitting in there too. I have never played WOW before, I also enjoyed the hell out of Runescape. I also want to not be playing this when all the AAA games come out this fall, should I play WOW?
Do I need to play World of Warcraft?
I gave it a try last month and couldn't stand the combat, although I recall loving Runescape when I was younger. I only played it for 3 days, which is much shorter than free to play mmos I have previously decided to try out. If you're curious I say give it a go. If you think about other games while playing WOW you know it's not going to be for you, and should just stop.
It's a fine game, but jumping in now will not be worth it. I love(d) WoW, but for the last two expansions I've only played it for the month the expansion came out--mostly due to pretty dull (by today's standards) gameplay and the horrible, horrible community.
Sure? Just make sure you max out the trial level limit, because that's when the gameplay gets interesting. And try the different classes. Maybe not everything, but at least a lock or mage or druid, a priest, a pally or warrior, a rogue, and probably a shaman. They all feel really different, especially now. Also, check out the starting zones, some of them are pretty cool with the cata upgrades.
And if you get into it, you NEED a good SOCIAL guild.
Yeah, if you've got the time. Why not? Thing is, it was a pretty big investment tinkering with classes and such just to get started. Not to mention downloading the patches. Glad I got a good idea what it was about though. I'd suggest using a druid or a rogue. Rogues for their ability to sneak around cloaked and druids for their versatility and their ability to transform instantly into their animal forms (no cast time like there is summoning your mount. Also, no need to buy one).
WoW is great imo. but you have to chose between WoW and other games. if you going to play WoW then that all you will pretty much play and you wont have time for other games, at least i did not. i chose other games and have not played WoW in over a year and will most likely never touch it again.
also you really want to be joining with friends. its sooooo much better if your travelling around with a couple of buddies and leveling up together. i had 3 mates that i played with pretty much all the time. and we hit 80 together. but then 2 stopped playing and the other started playing a lot less and after then it stopped being a fun as it was.
Try it if you have other people to play with. The time goes by much faster and the game is much more enjoyable when you have others that you know to play with.
Also you don't HAVE to play it but since it is a super popular game just giving it a shot wouldn't hurt. Also you don't get addicted to it and let it ruin your life unless you let it. If you do end up liking it just play in moderation and you'll be fine.
I have an oz. of black tar heroin sitting on my shelf, with the free needle sitting in there too. I have never booted black tar before, I also enjoyed the hell out of Oxycontin. I also want to not be rolling on this when all the AAA games come out this fall, should I chase the dragon?
There we go, fix'd.
If you've already got a copy sitting there and a free trial it wouldn't hurt to take a look. It will probably take sometime to install though considering all the patches and updates that need to be added above the base game itself. That's really what holds me back from any random MMO, but I've got a below average broadband connect, so it's a real commitment for me.
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