Warcraft

OH MAN. I'm so used to playing Horde on a PvP realm, then I abruptly switched to Alliance on a Normal realm... it is like noob city! Not to say that Horde is inherently better than Alliance, but there are more Ally players so there are obviously going to be more Ally noobs. I do tend to think PvP is inherently better though; there's something about the fact that anyone can kill anyone that really seems to cut down on in-game douchebaggery. For what it's worth, the Horde on this realm are ridiculous and trollish too, so it's probably not a function of faction at all.

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WoW caters to the lowest common denominator of PC gamer - it's easy enough for a 12 year-old to play competently(indeed, they can even pwn noobs), it runs on a toaster and it's a universally recognised epeen measurement. Say to any geek that your guild totally cleared BT last night and your nightelf rogue got one of those hella awesome glaives and you'll either get a jealous 'oh man that's so cool congrats' or a snide 'heh, we're farming Sunwell already I can't believe you scrubs have only just finished BT' - either way, they know what you're talking about.

Cause after all, everyone plays WoW. Or they played it, got sick of it and swear they'll never play again - well, til the next big new raid comes out anyway.

In case you're interested, the Daedalus Project has a number of interesting studies of MMORPG players, focusing on WoW of course: http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/

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I mean, say what you will, it's still a fun game. And it has potential for networking, however unfulfilled that might be. I'm all for fun and networking. And pretty much any RPG ever.

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OH, but I will also say, fuck Blizzard for the exclusion of a bard class. Then briefly getting our hopes up as an April Fool's joke.

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Well don't get me wrong here, I love that stupid game - it's about the only PC game I play anymore and I easily sink days and days of my time chilling and chatting to my guildies and doing stupid fun things. It's a lot of fun. But, as a games student I can recognise(and appreciate!) how cleverly made and marketed it is.

Also yes, I would be all the fuck over a bard class, especially if you could actually compose and play your own music. Now THERE is a reason to study music composition at school, kids!

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You can compose in LOTR Online, says my friend. You play with the numbers and you can shift octave and stuff. Says my friend. I've been meaning to get the trial.

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I keep thinking about trying LotRO too, but... I love the crack-coloured Warcraft world too much. Middle-Earth, while pretty, just looks so BLAND in comparison.

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Haha, that's fair. Also, that link you posted was really interesting, thanks!

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I... um... I don't understand...

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