Nov 14, 2008
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)
Yahoo On-line Card Games (Hearts, Pinochle, Euchre)
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!