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I love playing World of Warcraft.


I really, really do. And so do these people, it seems.

It's easy to forget in all the complaining about, say, flying mounts in Northrend or enduring the XP grind yet again or what have you... the endless discussions about rep grinds, or disputes about this feature of that class... that this is a game, and if you're paying for it, you're doing so to have fun. Now, I'm as likely to complain as any player about things that I don't like or find unfair, but in the end, nobody is forcing me to play and no one has to force me to: I play WoW because I enjoy throwing a Chain Heal off in time to save the run or properly timing a Shield Slam to keep from losing aggro. I enjoy running with the folks in my guild and our allied guild and reading or hearing the outrageously cocky things they say. I really dig getting two big crits in a row just as that Warlock figured he had me down and could turn his attention elsewhere. I like winning an AV match, and I don't even mind losing one as long as we gave it our all. I like flying on my mount over Shadowmoon Valley, looking for mats for potions.

I've leveled four 70's. I've played along side my wife, one of the best hunters I've ever seen. I proposed when we were raiding Molten Core. World of Warcraft is a game, and like all games, it only has so long before I'll stop playing it, but that time isn't here yet. I love playing World of Warcraft.

What do you love about it? Why are you still playing, if you are, and if you're not, why do you keep reading about it? What was the most fun you've had in WoW?

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, WoW Social Conventions, Virtual selves

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