Pegasus, on December 19th 2004, 09:03 PM, said:
Wow, I don't get it... an online game that you not only have to buy, but ALSO pay a MONTHLY FEE!?
Quick news flash. This is an MMORPG you know. To be able to provide the players with proper running servers they need money with which to buy the bandwidth. No money = no servers = dead game.
And to put my two cents in... I would really love to play this game sometime, but I don't have enough time to invest into such a venture. Therefore I'll have to forego on WoW for now.
The nice thing about WoW is that as a casual gamer, you can play whenever you like and not feel like you are falling behind. Literally, if you have 15 minutes to play one day you can log in and do a small quest... this is the reason this is the firs MMO game I have been able to play.
Not to mention it is, as others have mentioned, completely addictive. The more you play, the more you want to play! Just exploring the lands is incredible... or the sheer fright of not being able to enter a zone because there's a 40 foot demon standing in your way. Very excited! It combines the best elements of Myst (sense of exploring, discovery) and Lord of the Rings (story, lore), except you actually live it.