I began playing when monitors were fat and I was young. The days of vanilla WoW upwards of 5 years ago were hit and miss. I first saw the game at my neighbors house and damn it was cool, just so much to do and so much to see. Soon I myself was killing wolves with a damn axe, I was king of the world. But I could only get so much out of playing at my neighbor's. I didn't fully get my fix and it just didn't feel like it was my own. I needed my own account and own character, I needed to play my way. Unfortunately, I just didn't have the computer to play it. I was playing consoles and couldn't afford a computer to play. The game showed up everywhere, friends were playing it and I just loved to hear them talk about it, it was so exciting and mysterious, but it just wasn't meant to be.
Years past and friends stopped playing, that's how the world works I guess. Until slowly it started to come up more and more . I saw The Burning Crusade launch and it has always been at the back of the mind but I still didn't have a computer to play it or the money to get an account. I would find cool ways to play, private servers which were free to play and level 70 instantly! Whats not to like? I'd play on my dad's laptop, fighting lag and connection problems but it was still great.
It would fade in and out. The game was just so cool and kept coming up until I came to the, what I think to be a very important part of my life.
Continue on and buy a shiny new Xbox 360, or make the leap and build a computer from the ground up and leave console games to gather dust. Haffey being possibly the only catalyst I took the dive and started bookmarking cpus and cases. Aligning nicely with my first self-built computer, I finally was able to pick up my own copy of the game.
And I played a ton, but it just didn't feel right. I was alone in the game, none of my friends played anymore and in a World as big as that, it felt lonely. The game faded out again.
Soon I'd hear from someone that they heard so and so was playing the game again. It was cool, and I'd hear about a couple more and it just felt right again. I started up and with wrath of the lich king being out, it was a long way to 80, but I was determined and had a goal of playing with a bunch of friends. When the big 80 hit I felt comfortable. I met new people and did new things. The group of friends that I originally wanted to play with slowly quit but my love for the game just grew. I was meeting more people, learning more things and having much more fun. Soon it was something I adored playing. There are so many things about it that playing for almost 2 years I am still learning new things. Other people soon followed me into playing it and I got to be the one helping people with a new world. I felt like an ambassador and I am still getting more and more people to join me in the world.
Its such a dynamic game that it will never be stale. Coupled with the social aspect of meeting new people every day, its a winning combination. That is the thing that keeps people coming back, and me specifically and I love sharing the world with other people.
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As of recent, I have focused alot of attention into my achievements. The beauty of trying to get as many points as possible is it opens up the rest of the world to things that I haven't seen even today.
In this thread talk about what World of Warcraft means to you and how you spend your time in the game. I'd love to discuss any part of the game and learn as much as possible.