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World of Warcraft ™ - The Paranoid Android — LiveJournal
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
World of Warcraft ™
Just when I thought it was safe to go back to the PC...

I have become hopelessly addicted to yet another MMORPG. This time it's Leon I blame. (Gareth was responsible for getting me into SGW which I suppose is fair as I got him into EVE first.

I managed to resist DAoC when beckwah tried to get me to play for a while, but Leon must have got me during a low period (SWG was just not cutting it for me) so I went out and purchased WoW.

I was surprised how well it ran on the laptop. I was surprised how long it took to install, followed by more than half an hour of downloading patches and restarts... but it seems to have been worth it. Last night I installed it on Misty's PC (in the office) and it ran like a dream. I managed to loose myself in it for four or five hours before I realised I hadn't started playing until ten! Needless to say I feel like crap today.

Having played about with several of the races/classes I have settled on an undead mage. I found out which "realm" Leon was on and created my avatar. In just those few hours I managed to level up to 9. The difficulty level was still challenging (mages usually are) yet still possible with a mixture of recklessness and cowardice. Death is handled in a unique way - you appear as a ghost in a nearby grave yard and can either have the guardian spirit there "regenerate" you (loosing experience and possibly items) or you can go find your old body and repossess it! This way you loose nothing but the time it takes.

In the first few characters I created I managed to get myself killed quite a bit... wandering off the paths into areas filled with savage creatures who want to rip my head off... quite literally. Having made those mistakes I know to be a little more cautious... look for an alternate route or if possible a back entrance. Attacking monsters from behind is perfectly fair in my rule book.

I finally got to bed at about 03:00... the scare from looking at the in game clock working well in my favour... the server time is set to CET, an hour ahead of us. One more thing to take up all my spare time!

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Current Mood: tired knackered
Current Music: The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

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nuala From: nuala Date: December 6th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
You've got html issues. :D
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: December 6th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's /a ... not a/ %]
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beckwah From: beckwah Date: December 6th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
omg... nooo not wow... you'll get fed up with it ;) I played it when it was first out but after getting to lvl 43 and finding the running around really annoying i gave up :O
Are you playing PvP or normal?
sassylidge From: sassylidge Date: December 6th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
have fun - we'll see you in a few months, I guess. hehe

Have you tried City of Heroes or Villians? That's my fav MMORPG
From: wainy Date: December 7th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Hah ! My addiction too! You should play on the American servers, they're much more friendly. ;)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 10th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
alas, the software I have will only let me play on the European ones. :(
From: wainy Date: January 10th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Where's the problem? Get someone to ship a copy of the US version ;)
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