Maybe you have never played an MMO. Maybe you just don’t get the hype. Maybe you tried it once a couple years ago and didn’t like it. Or, maybe you just have willpower, whatever that is.
For whatever reason, you don’t play WoW. Good for you, really. I commend you and all your free time and envy your social life. But, if you want to give life-sucking addiction a try, now is really the time.
Cataclysm, the upcoming expansion, changed the game, and I am not speaking metaphorically. You see, WoW came in three flavors: Vanilla, Burning, and Lich (Mmmm, tasty, tasty undead.)
Wrath of the Lich King is a 2 year old game that had awesome graphics, fun quests and cool class mechanics.
The Burning Crusade is a 4 year old game that was a vast improvement on its predecessor, making the game more accessible to players of all skill levels.
And Vanilla WoW? Well, Vanilla is a 6 year old game that people only play so they can get to the two sequels. It was the last vestige of the dark age of MMOs, where grinding was king and the endgame was a 40 hour a week job.
Cataclysm is here to fix that. Yeah, it introduces five more levels to the top end, and new endgame dungeons and raids, but I don’t feel that is where all the love was put.
The first 60 levels of a character’s life in WoW is spent in what is called ‘The Old World’, vanilla WoW. And Cataclysm gave all 60 a facelift. Not only did the zones change, but the thousand or so leveling quests were revamped and streamlined; graphics and models improved; and the entire experience was brought up to the current game mechanics philosophy of less grind, more fun.
Sure, you will have your ‘kill 10 bears for me’ quests, but you will also have hot air balloon ride quests, and raptor wrangling quests, and Plants vs Zombies quests (no, I am not kidding, there is a PvsZ emulator in a WoW quest). Take it from me that everything is better now, because I quit the game 6 months ago without one twitch of withdrawl… and right now, I can’t wait to finish typing this so I can log in.
So, if you want to get your fix, look me up. I am on the Norgannon server, Horde-side. I am an altwhore so instead of giving a five page list of character names just look up the guild Cereal Box Hand Grenade and say hello to whomever you find, they are all good peeps.