Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Burning crusade

Despite playing the game for coming up on two years now, I'm actually getting more excited about World of Warcraft. I try not to think that I've spent $350 on the game and that will be up to about $450 by the end of the year. Hey, it's still better than Magic: The Gathering.

I had gotten kind of tired of it until just a few weeks ago, only playing a couple hours a week. But, over my vacation, I had time to join in activities that I normally don't get to do... raiding the dragons of Blackwing Lair and the once-mighty Onyxia, driving back the insects of Ahn'Qiraj, dominating the trolls of Zul'Gurub, and defeating the armies of the fire lord Ragnaros. Most of those things I rarely do or had never done at all, because they take so much time, and have to be done when 39 other people in my guild can also attend. This usually means 5:00 on a weekday. So, it was all "new" content to me.

I finished with a renewed excitement for what makes World of Warcraft fun for me—visiting new places, fighting new enemies, and finding treasure and new equipment that's better than what I've already got. And that's why I'm excited that the expansion The Burning Crusade is coming out soon—because along with those things, I'll get to do it with a real life friend, and only have one person's annoying schedule to contend with. Back when we were "leveling up," it was some of the most fun I've had, and I'm anxious to get another shot at that.

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