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11-23-2009 @ 12:47PM
I was vaguely aware of the earlier Warcraft games, thanks to my friends. The main thing I remembered from their excited jabbering was that some prince winds up killing his father.So fast forward a bit, and those same friends are excitedly jabbering about an upcoming online game called World of Warcraft. I, with my steel-trap memory, finally managed to say, "That's the one with the guy killing his dad, right?"[Are you starting to see why Wrath has been my fave part of the game so far?]But even my obliviousness was soon overrun, and I bought my copy a few months later, in January 2005. I thought it was pretty sweet [although in retrospect, I can't help but wonder HOW those Defias in Milly's vineyard killed me so many times. Did I suck that badly?] But what really left me goggle-eyed and won over for life was my first grif ride.The idea that I was flying over the world in real-time, watching the games of hundreds of strangers unfold beneath me, was astonishing to this old-school-yes-I-still-have-my-Pong-videogamer.
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