If you’ve read the start of my recent Retrospectacle on World of Warcraft then you might understand that both Tim and I were big time fans of Blizzard’s MMO. We loved that game and everything about it and both of us, at one point or another, reached the end-game raiding content (even getting quite far at times). Both of us also quit for similar reasons, and none of those reasons were that we were fed up of the game. The simple fact was that it devoured our life, free time and money (money which we could not spare at Uni) and so we quit (him a good two years before me). Continue reading
Hey everyone, my name is Sabor117, and I’m a WoW addict. You know, I was recently introduced to the very well written TV show The West Wing in which a character talks about alcoholism as being where a normal person would have one drink, an alcoholic has ten. They essentially just can’t stop themselves, or at leas that’s what I took away. I got off World of Warcraft four years ago, it was just after I finished school and I found that I just couldn’t quite afford it any longer (both time and money wise). So, I quit, cold turkey. I got my main character to 85 in Cataclysm and then left and never looked back. Continue reading
It’s that time of week again folks when we huddle around the glow of our computer monitors, soaking up the warm and delicious electronic goodness. It could be raining or sunny outside, it could be the middle of the night or the middle of the day but we neither know nor care because we have video games news to distract ourselves with. And it’s a rather large batch of it as well! We’ve got some beta sign ups for you to explore, some updates, some new games and some lawsuits. As usual in the gaming world it’s always awesome and always worth paying attention to.
Or at least the stuff I’m about to show you is… Also, in previous Endweek Newses I have been giving you the news in a bit of a haphazard order with no real structure to it. From hence forth the oldest stories will be at the top of the post with the most recent at the bottom. Also, remember to check out the separate news post where I talk about intriguing new games, release dates and shove a bunch of awesome videos in your face. Enjoy!
It is that time of week where once again I delve into the grim and gritty business of video game news. It’s a cut-throat world out there, a game eat game world. A world in which only the fittest and most awesome games survive. And Call of Duty of course (OOoooh! ZING!). But seriously, it’s not really that bad (well not for everyone) and we’ve got some pretty interesting bits and pieces of news to regale you with today. Also I want to make it clear that the above video is indeed sort of relevant to this post as you shall find out later (if you read through this!)
So, what’s new Gamers?
If you have ever played World of Warcraft and then quit and considered starting up again you might well be aware that Blizzard has always tried to reward those who return to World of Warcraft with their “Scroll of Resurrection” which gave bonuses to someone who invited a retired friend back into the game and to the returning player himself (of course this did require you to have someone “re-invite” you to WoW).
Now though the Scroll has been vastly improved from what it was in an attempt to win back players who have quit WoW as an awful lot of them have been recently.
You might well be aware that Blizzard have already announced the next stage for World of Warcraft. A far away and mystical land known as Pandaria. With the traditional plethora of new features and updates has come something which has surprised an awful lot of people and caused a fair amount of uproar in the World of Warcraft community. Blizzard have decided to scrap their traditional Talent Tree system that they have been using for all of the seven years WoW has been active in favour of a new system.
I have decided to tell you a little bit about it and give you my pennies worth.
Despite popular belief, yes people still play World of Warcraft. And despite Tim’s belief I still believe the game to be not only worth following but worth playing. And trust me, if I had enough money and a lot more free time then I WOULD be playing it. I mean of course due to my maturity I would take breaks in order to play stuff like SWTOR but I do think that I would eventually return to WoW (although SWTOR was damn good…) because it’s evil regime has worked and it’s succeeded in programming me to be just another one of it’s mindless drones.