World of Warcraft And A Revisit To Disappointment

It has been a while since I played WoW. It was with the Cataclysm Expansion that I last played. I was living in Germany at the time and needed a bit of mind numbing. I had a few hours a day to play and found that it was okay. At the time there were no tabletop RPG games near me. About two months before I left the country a Pathfinder game materialized. I promptly canceled my WoW account. I played a few sessions of Pathfinder and started to reinvigorate my love of the tabletop RPG.

This blog is all about RPG’s and will stay that way. I reactivated my account on WoW about an hour ago. After a lengthy download I tried to pick up where I left off. I realized that the content has passed me by. Judging from the lack of players I would say it passed me by considerably. I know why the realm was absent of players. They are most likely playing the Mists of Pandaria content.

I am going to keep this short and say that I feel like I cheated on the tabletop part of my life. I am going to make a promise to you tabletop RPG. I will never leave you again for something so mundane and without substance. Please forgive me.

Yours forever,

 

Brad

6 thoughts on “World of Warcraft And A Revisit To Disappointment

  1. Seems that doing both might be possible for some folks – I kept a healthy pen and paper game and a wow sub going for a very long time. I can respect that you dislike wow now (fair call), but don’t really understand why you would expect players to be anywhere except in Pandaria. It is the new expansion.

    • I did think that the players would be in Pandaria. My absence just kept me far behind the rest of the world. At level 64 I was just alone in some of the older content. I did wander the city and saw that there were a bunch of changes.

      The thought of me having to grind and quest to get up to level 90 just seemed, well boring. I did not want to have to do it again.

      • At 64 you would have a huge amount of hours needed to “catch-up” to 90 and I think many players think the same – that it is not worth the effort to move through the lower levels, just to re-start a new expansion. Totally get that. 64 has you doing the Burning Crusade, then Northrend, then Cata, then Mists.
        On the plus side (only a suggestion) the Northrend content is imho the best ever developed. Very hard to do solo though.

        • I just realized after I installed it and paid for a month that it would take a bunch more hours to get caught up. So I bailed.

          I did solo every time I played. I may have raided a handful of hours. I think during the times I played I missed out on some of the appeal players have with the game; playing with others.

  2. Something about the grinding in MMO’s has always been off-putting to me… I mean, I play other RPG games and grind occasionally, but things like Runescape and AdventureQuest (to name the one’s I played) always seemed to take a lot of time and not really return a whole lot… like the time=reward ratio was out of whack.

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