Nov 14, 2008

Confession Time

I have a confession to make. I am a World of Warcraft player.

For those of you who don't know what World of Warcraft is I will explain. (At the same time I will refrain from making snide comments like "What, do you live under a rock?") World of Warcraft is an MMORPG which stands for Massively Mulit-player Online Role Playing Game. It is by far the most popular MMORPG. 11 million people play world wide with no end in sight.

I certainly don't fit the demographic of the typical WOW player but this appeals to the rebel in me. I started playing WOW because my on-line poker playing was not going well. I had a promising start but had to come to terms with the fact that I am just an OK poker player.

My on-line gaming has followed this path over the years:
AOL On-line Word games (Basically chat room word puzzles and stuff)
On-line Scrabble
Yahoo On-line Card Games (Hearts, Pinochle, Euchre)
On-line Poker
World of Warcraft

I have been playing WOW for about 2 1/2 years. I love it. For about the last year I have been in a guild that is dedicated to "raiding". This is bringing 25 people together, each with a unique role, to run through a dungeon and kill monsters and "bosses". It takes study, effort and dedication. The guild becomes like a family almost.

This week the latest expansion to the game was released. I stood in line at midnight on Wednesday with a bunch of pale young men all dressed in black to get my pre-ordered copy. They probably thought I was there to pick it up for my son. But I am a nerd too. Just an old nerd. I will be spending the entire weekend playing this game and I will be in heaven!


  1. I've never played the game,but my Windows GUI and boot screen are WOW imagery..Really pretty stuff!

  2. It is very pretty. If you like video games I suggest you don't play unless you are willing to get sucked in! It's like crack, once you start you can't stop.