Sunday, June 15, 2008


So I started playing WoW again. I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or not. I started a Horde Mage on the server Velen, not that anyone really cares or anything. I don't know why I even play. There is no real fun factor in it. There is that momentary feeling of achievement when you level up, but then the feeling of helplessness sets in and you remember that there are many many levels left to 70. Are we playing for a delayed reward of being a level 70? Since when did we play Video Games for reward later? If we want delayed rewards, we do well in school or read. And Video Games is neither of those. In Team Fortress 2, you kill someone and you feel good. You succesfully beat someone else. In WoW, you can beat someone but how much of that is you being good and not just how much time you put in it for gear and how lucky you got in the ambush of them? But, Team Fortress 2, my rocket, even though it has 45 hours of experience behind it, it does as much damage as Logan's who has 0 hours play time. WoW, you grinded that sword or boots and so forth. I suppose that is what makes MMOs different than FPSs, eh?

  1. Team Fortress 2
  2. WoW
  3. Sins of a Solar Empire

PS, Radon, if you want to write here, just ask.


marchhare14 said...

Your WoW addiction seems concurrent with my Oblivion addiction. 83 hours of play! And still no end in site!

marchhare14 said...

Also: are you offering me a guest-blogging spot on here? I thought that's what you mean, but I'm not completely sure. I have many thoughts about video games.