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11-23-2009 @ 1:40PM
This article got me thinking about how much I've loved Blizzard's games, but how I hated the idea of WoW and waited 4+ years to actually play it. I started playing Warcraft 2 after school in 9th grade, absolutely loved it. My best friend and I would play over a direct modem connection... huge epic hours long battles that usually ended in stalemate. Strategy? What's that? We allowed the use of the cheat codes, and would typically spend the first five minutes of the game spamming the money cheat. I went and bought Orcs & Humans just to see the "original game". Didn't love it as much of course, found the road system restricting, but still had fun. Starcraft came out shortly after I'd graduated. I was resistant at first, but ultimately my overwhelming nerd-lust gave in to "Warcraft but with aliens and spaceships" as one friend billed it. I worked at Circuit City at the time and loved it so much I put my job on the line and installed it on a computer in the home office department, seriously! We actually convinced the manager it was a great way to demo the machines to customers (Unreal Tournament too)! Starcraft was excellent of course, and after a few years of almost non-stop play I decided to revisit my old friend Warcraft 2. I tracked down a copy of the WC2 expansion, which I hadn't played when it came out, and played through it once just for the story. This was shortly before Warcraft 3 came out, and I was devastated that my computer would not be able to support it. WC3 was out for a year before I was surprised at Christmas by my then fiance (now wife whom I've finally convinced to give WoW a try) with a shiny new system and the battlechest. I played it like crazy as you'd expect, picked up The Frozen Throne the day it came out, downloaded every custom map, scenario, and TD mod I could get my hands on... all the way up till last winter. But no WoW. I hated the idea. When it was announced I didn't quite "get it", and as it launched and gathered a huge following and tons of media attention I became almost angry at Blizzard for creating it. How dare they take my beloved game-world and abandon the RTS format that made it so great? When BC was announced and info came out I actually followed the news for the story info, it was still an expansion to my Warcraft too after all. You can imagine how much I hated the Draenei. Finally when Wrath came out, broke records and got crazy-good reviews, I decided to give in... started playing. Can't believe I waited.
11-23-2009 @ 1:53PM
11-23-2009 @ 2:16PM
To be honest he has a point , Im not loving the wall of text. But dont be disheartened, tell us another story grandpa...
11-23-2009 @ 2:22PM
To be honest he has a point , Not loving the wall of text. But don't be disheartened tell us another story grandpa...
11-23-2009 @ 2:48PM
Grandpa?? The "started playing WC2 in highschool" didn't give you any age indicator! But you're right... it was a droning story... plus that made me laugh. ;-)In my own defense, it was formatted with breaks, but the copy/paste back and forth to spell check killed them and I didn't feel like fixing it.
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