World of Warcraft: Or How To Lose Hours Of Your Life In One Go.
By Geeky Gem
Now we all know that I am geek, but did you know I am the type of geek that likes to play online games? Well just one online game to be honest, not that many online games were played before I got into this one, but I am ever so glad I did. I’ve been playing this online game for about two years now on and off. I am of course talking about World of Warcraft, or WoW, to those in the know.
WoW is massive multi-player online role-playing game or MMORPG by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth game released in the Warcraft universe, the first being Warcraft: Orcs and Humans back in 1994. WoW takes place within the world of Azeroth, about four years after the events in Blizzard’s previous Warcraft release, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. The game came out in November 2004, 10 years after the first Warcraft game hit the shelves.
The game is so addictive, it has expension packs in order to make the world bigger for players, these are The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm. There is soon to be a new expension pack called Mists of Pandoria.
In game you can choose a number of races with a number of roles. You can be anything from a Human to an Elf, and have the skills of a Mage, right though to a Paladin.
MMORPGing is not for everyone and I can see why, it can be a bit of pain when there are loads of poeple around trying to talk to you and all you want to do is kill the big bad beasty that is coming right for you. I however really enjoying playing this game and will spend hours at a time lost in the rich world and story as I try to level my Paladin higher then my Boyfriends Mage.
The graphics in the game are really good, and some levels you get to fly a Dragon or Girffin depending on the race you choose to be. The game is set out for all levels of gamers from the novice to the well experianced and this is a good thing, as we all have to start somewhere. If you have never played it before and fancy giving it go then I would reconmend it.