World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

by Ed Lau on January 16, 2007

I quit World of Warcraft around a month and a half ago and to be entirely honest, I was handling it a little better than I really expected. I wasn’t experiencing any sort of crack addict shakes like I thought I would and since I kept in touch with some of my online friends, I didn’t miss them much either.

Don’t get me wrong. When I was talking to a fellow WoW enthusiast the other day and she was telling me about what’s happened in the past couple months with the new patches (she brought it up…I try not to mention gaming when I talk to girls…for obvious reasons), I missed it a bit. We talked about how badass our characters were and I think I enjoyed that part of the actual game the most, gearing up your character to be as badass as possible.

A couple old guildmates were asking me the other day if I was coming back for expansion. I said no…I was done with the game. That and I hated leveling. I just liked being ridiculously powerful and heck, I was already a couple months out. Turns out, even though I haven’t been playing, my character was still among the best geared. I was tempted…but it subsided quickly.

Then I saw the trailer for the expansion pack. Damn, it looked pretty awesome and anything where a dude with smoking wings is yelling that I am, apparently, not prepared just makes me want to grab a copy and reactivate my account. I feel like I should be going to some kind of meeting with other folks that have quit the game, don’t want to go back but just feel that sinister pull that Blizzard has on your soul.

Anyways, if you’ve never tried it, World of Warcraft now comes in convenient $1.99 two week supply of crack trial copies and if you want to get into a MMO, I highly recommend it. I never played any game for more than a month before WoW. Be forewarned, however. Once you take your first hit, next thing you know you haven’t slept for a week and you start telling your friends “Zug zug.”

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Michael January 17, 2007 at 10:25 am

Relapse moment. It’s times like these that challenge you the most.

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Ed January 17, 2007 at 10:26 am

It’s like when you think about calling your ex-girlfriend. You just hope that a friend tackles you and beats you mercilessly.

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Leo May 6, 2007 at 12:55 am

I usually call my exes around 3am when I’m drunk and wasn’t lucky enough to pick a chick up, they love that ;)

BTW, that stupid $1.99 trial thingy was what sucked me in to getting the full version.

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