Tuesday, December 07, 2004

WoW!

As many of you may know, World of Warcraft began selling Thanksgiving week. I believe over 200,000 copies were sold or presold on the first day...amazing. They've already added 40 servers, or something around there, to meet the demand. Astounding.

Since I was travelling Thanksgiving week, I figured I'd buy my copy, but not install until my travelling ended. I was able to read the first 80 or so pages of the manual on my drive back from TX (when I wasn't the driver of course!). I was pretty amazed at some of the things I read. Creative and intelligent features put in a game to provide entertainment...have all other online gaming companies forgot about that aspect of gaming? That we game for fun and enjoyment?

After installing the game, and getting the patch completed (yaye for DSL!), I played a bit. It's amazing...simply no other way to describe it.

Most of my on-line friends from Dark Age of Camelot have moved to WoW. Many of my friends from EQ2 that are here in Colorado also moved to WoW. I'm waiting for the negatives of the game...I just haven't found many yet. Travelling is slow...that's about it...until you learn to use the flight paths (stunning feature by the way!).

2 comments:

J.A.S.O.N. said...

What server did you land on? A group of former Noblese Oblique (sp?) are on Thunderlord, if you knew them, of course.

Jim Harper said...

Most of us from my DAOC guild wound up on Sargenas, Horde. I'm simply amazed at the game so far.