**Edit: After reading seversl posts, I realize I have made an atrocious error in typing WOW as opposed to WoW. Small "o" of course! Sorry everyone! lol.**
"Congrats guys, were the five people that haven't played WOW. Really if anyone thinks something about this game is so god damn cool that its worth playing then let me know. :)"I've played it and I must say it's significantly better than Auto Assault.
"JJWeatherman said:I would hope it's better then Auto Assault. I hear that game was awful..."Congrats guys, were the five people that haven't played WOW. Really if anyone thinks something about this game is so god damn cool that its worth playing then let me know. :)"I've played it and I must say it's significantly better than Auto Assault.
I'm not one of those people who play constantly, one month out of the year is enough for me.
Never played WoW. But Isn't Halo a MMO? Isn't wow and Mmo-RPG? WEird I always thought their was a difference.
Leroy Jenkins? LoL Thats where that came from! I have never seen the original before. Thats crazy! I always thought that started somewhere in Halo 2.
Anyway, I only play MMOs like CoD 4, Halo 3, Left4dead, and Killzone 2. You know FPS MMOs. I found this yesterday on Youtube. Kinda funny, that they get into it so much. RIgt? LOL!!! They need to buy a 360! That 11 million players has got to be crap.
WoW is the devil. I dumped 3 years into that game, but don't miss it now that I quit. I've tried just about every MMO out there, and outside of Warhammer Online, I haven't found one that did *everything* I wanted it to do. And as a general rule, if you get sucked into an MMO, you won't play many other games. The Grind will become the only thing you're concerned with.
I have never played WoW before (or any other MMO). And I never will. I dont have any real dislike for the game but it doesnt do anything for me. Also as a few people have mentioned the monthly fees are a real killer. The idea of paying a fee for the privilage of continuing to pay for a game I have already bought sickens me. lol. If the planned Wheel of Time MMO turns out alright though that could be the game that finally tempts me into the genre...but there is another non MMO coming out as well which would probably satisfy me without getting into an MMO if it turns out well.
I have never played it because I know what a time sink MMOs are to me. I played UO for 2 years-ish, and in that time I pretty much sat inside on my ass drinking soda and smoking and ignoring the outside world. After that, it was Earth and Beyond...and I played that for a year I think. Until Star Wars Galaxies came out and my bf jumped ship. Anyway...at this point I just know better. If I really want to plug in to a game for a long period of time I start up a Civ 4 or Gal Civ 2 game.
I am very aware of it, but I prefer City of Heroes. More than that though, I absolutely HATE the idea that I have to play a monthly fee to play this game, invest in these characters I make, and if I ever don't pay for the game, those characters might as well not exists. I can deal with something like xbox live where I get an entire service and even if I don't pay for it, I still get the feeling that I exist in that world. I still have my gamertag, all my friends, I just can't play online with others. However, something about paying per month for a single game is just too much for me, especially if I basically disapear from that universe whenever I don't pay. Part of this is definately that my PC sucks, but it's mostly the commitment thing. Who knows? Maybe Champions Online will fix that.
"WoW is the devil. I dumped 3 years into that game, but don't miss it now that I quit. I.... if you get sucked into an MMO, you won't play many other games. The Grind will become the only thing you're concerned with.I spent about 2 years of my life on that game, and while I was firmly entrenched in the WOW lifestyle, I didn't play many other games at all. The all consuming need to get better stuff and get to the point that you are "farming" end game content is all that exists. I quit WOW in November and haven't been back since, and don't miss it at all. I don't hate WOW, in fact, I had a really good time when I was into it. And I met a lot of really good people while there. That is where an MMO surpasses anything social on the consoles. You can't really get to know someone during a 3-5 minute game of COD while just hanging out in Ogrimmar/Stormwind get you noticed.As far as the monthly fees, the same people who say they won't 'pay to play', are the same ones paying $5/month for a simple matchmaking service on Live (whereas mosts MMO fees go toward server maintenance, downloadable content, etc- you know, worthwhile stuff). $15/month with the promise of DLC valued at least that much makes an MMO fee worth it to me. Paying 1/3 of that just to have matchmaking and voice chat (both of which PC's been doing for free for years) seems like extortion."
WoW is hardly nerdy, it's actually a very casual game, nicely easing players into it. I played for a couple of years, though one of those was during my army service which means there wasn't much gaming to do, only during days off.
What finally put me off (other than a few friends quitting or switching servers) was that, after every expansion, the character you worked so hard to build was becoming a noob all over again, and nothing you did previously gave you any advantage, it was like starting from 0 all over again.
Other people keep building new characters from lvl 0 on but I only played one for those two years, a human warrior tank. I liked the effort of the class to be the center of attention for all enemies rather than simply deal damage.
I tried to make a paladin but I didn't go past lvl 33 as I found it too boring to repeat the same instances all over again, even with such a different class (though I was instictively going toward protection, a tank again).
There were other perhaps less important annoying things that helped me quit, like my class being completely unsuitable for PvP, making instances and raids the only (great) fun time, with a lot of down time inbetween, other classes being favored for gear drops or balancing patches, and how high level play completely escapes the initial casual feel and goes into the realm of mathematical geniouses plotting the guild's next run down to every detail like what potions will be used when. I like tough, and some of my favorite times were in some of the toughest instances and raids, but I don't like to follow scripts so closely.
Even so I look back more fondly to the "journey" of leveling with a few friends, going through the various storylines and getting sweet new gear at every turn after defeating bosses that seemed impossible to us while exploring the still new world discovering new instances, rare enemies and other such things and running to tell the others then attempt to defeat them together. Once it's end game time things quickly change, though other people get hooked with that also. It's just not for me I guess.
Bottom line is, if you have friends willing to all play together, you'll probably have some of the best gaming sessions with it. If not, the bad outweight the good and you'll likely soon quit.
"I've never played it. I've played guild wars before but that was at a buddies house. I don't have time MMORPG's games like that. Plus the fact that some entire families dress up and play together is just weird and wrong in so many ways.There are people who murder babies while imitating Mortal Kombat, does that mean one shouldn't ever play fighting games? WoW can be far more of a casual time killer than most people think...
Well, i might be making a mistake by posting this seeing as how most of you dislike the game, but in my experience WoW has been good times, maybe because i have a close group of RL friends that started together and keep playing the game, ive also played other MMO's and i can say that compared to others WoW is virtually grind free, you want a grindfest try Maple story damn...
As for the fee the way i see it i pay for a stable enviroment, more content being created like new dungeons, boss fights and such so i don't see it as a pay to play (Even though it is).
To me the fun part is hanging out with my buddys going to take down big bosses or just making new characters, it must be i enjoy the game itself, like the mechanics and gathering professions, the combat all that adds up and makes a nice experience for me.
Well thats my way of seeing things, maybe it can help you the OP understand why someone like me enjoys it.
I think you'll find plenty of people here who've never played it. My only experience with a game was a 14 day free trial that Gamefly sent me in the mail. I can understand why people like it but I don't think I'd be willing to pay $15 a month for it. Whenever I have tried free MMOs I always end up playing them as if they were single player games. WoW seem like the type of games that I'd get bored of unless playing with others and I just prefer soloing.
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