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World of Warcraft - Love and Hate

I can't really decide wether I hate to love WoW, or if I love to hate it. I think both are a bit close to the truth, but that the real truth is more like this:

I love the world of Warcraft.
I hate MMORPGs.

And since World of Warcraft is a MMORPG using the world of Warcraft. Both applies to it.

A lot can be said about the game, but I've decided to do this the easy way. I*m just gonna make a list of what is good, and what is bad.

The Good
  • Beautiful world
  • I love the cartoon style
  • Great backstory
  • Most quest storys are well thought through
  • Interesting combat system
  • Good characters
  • Great moody music
  • Instanced zones

    The Bad
  • Static world
  • Quests loses purpose because of the static world
  • kiddies ('nuff said)
  • Monthly fee
  • Limited party system. 500000 players... but 5 max in a group?
  • Heavy XP penalties in group
  • Because of above Solo can be a better option
  • Lamers tagging named characters when you've waited for ages
  • Extremely low quest variation
  • Extremely limited freedom in character development
  • Too much running across too much land (I've ran across the barrens more times that I would even like to try to remember)
  • Blizzard won't let me play on the US servers from start.
  • One of the game's greatest features is removing the MMO aspect....

  • As you can see... most of the drawbacks comes from the MMO aspect of the game. I do strongly believe that the game could have been so much better if they had made it a normal RPG, and I can't really understand people that say it's great because it's an MMO. because, sure, it's the best MMORPG I've played so far, and the only one I would ever pay for. But as far as games go, MMORPGs are the silliest thing ever invented. You pay a lot more to get those extra drawbacks. And in the case of WoW, you don't get much for it that couldn't have been done on a normal RPG with 64 player multiplayer.

    I know I shouldn't buy the game and support something I hate.... because as long as people are willing to pay way too much for companies to develop sub-par games and keep them going, MMOs will always exist. But I can't stay away from the world of Wacraft. Damn Blizzard for using my own love against me. Too bad they didn't base the MMO on the world of Diablo, since I have never felt anything but distaste for those games.

    Posted on November 26, 2004 at 3:21 pm
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