Thursday, December 20, 2007
Who's Fault Is It?
I had this kind of random idea, so I decided to post it both here and on my guild forums. Check me… I’m reblogging. Lol. The question is this: Who got you started on WoW? I’ll go first.
I’ll back up a bit and explain my MMO history. I was initially against spending a monthly fee for a game, although I liked the idea of always playing with real people and not just AI. When Everquest II came out, my boss at the time, who had played Everquest for years, helped give me the small push to play. He said we’d group and be able to do stuff together and whatnot. For the 6 months or so that I played, I think I grouped with him twice. But I really enjoyed the guild I had found and the online friends that I had made. I also really enjoyed the idea of playing with other people.
During that time, a good RL friend (Hi, Jimbo) played with me and then quit. About that time, Guild Wars came out, and the idea of no more monthly fee appealed to the both of us. We played it for a bit, got to level 20, and then found that the maturity level of the players just wasn’t all that great. Who knows… maybe we just didn’t find a really active guild, I don’t know.
My best friend (Hi Elinor) had been playing WoW since beta, and at about that time, his brother (who I also grew up with) decided to start playing WoW as well. It was only a matter of time, and I’m sure I was going to pick up the game very, very soon; but conveniently enough, my wife bought it for me for my birthday. And I’ve been hooked ever since. So, to answer my initial question, even though my wife bought it, I’d say my best friend was the one that got me started on WoW. Who’s fault was it that you’re now hooked?