Monday, August 22, 2005

Speechless

So, the rumors of a World of Warcraft collectible card game were true. Because that's exactly what the world needs. MMORPG players are just like Magic players: obsessive, willing to spend way too much money, and constantly complaining about balance and how each particular little spell or opponent's strategy is unfair. So, I guess it's the next natural step. Now you can spend your in-game gold bartering for goods at the auction houses in Ironforge and Orgrimmar, and then you can minimize the game and spend your real-life money trading cards on eBay. Insert a joke about server lag or long queue times here.

Of course, I'm one to talk. I just spent a ridiculous sum of in-game gold buying a new suit of rare armor, and a ridiculous amount of real-life money buying Heroes of Might and Magic cards.

Yet, I'm not that interested in the game just yet. The Warcraft brand doesn't automatically mean "purchase" to me just yet. Might and Magic is there; Warcraft is not. I did, after all, resist the Warcraft board game. No, right now, I'm piqued but wary. I'd certainly like to at least try it out once it's released. Then again, I really thought I'd be totally uninterested in playing World of Warcraft for any real length of time, too. I owned the game for months before even installing it.

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