Nov 1st 2010 6:33PM Just completed this whole chain on my lvl 12 character.
Apr 29th 2008 8:53AM I played Warcraft 1,2 and a bit of 3 then lost track of Blizzard and gaming in general because of work and a GF etc. In 2006 however while I was surfing the Web, I stumbled on an article on WoW and thought ... hey this looks cool! I wanna see Uthar again and Thrall and Jaina ... wonder if they are in WoW too. So I bought a copy to check it out. Since that day I have played >20 hours per week EVERY week and am totally hooked again. This game is in no way comparable to any game I've played before. The sheer size of the world is stunning! I now have 2 70s with 4 professions maxed, I raid SCC/TK and still LOVE every second of it.
Jul 26th 2007 4:14AM Yes me too .. I would love to have this mount! It looks really cool and I would ride it all the time :)
Jul 24th 2007 9:49AM I am 32 years old and am playing WOW since about 1,5 years. The game has had a huge impact on my life. Both positive and negative. I have great memories of finally getting the Onyxia attunement done and venturing into her lair, of the day the AQ gates opened and all hell broke loose all over the place .. and more recently; my first Nightbane kill and Gruul attempts.
I like to call myself a casual player, but the truth is: I play every day for about 3-4 hours. I only raid 1 (or max 2) nights a week, but then for 6-7 hours that night (and after that I do my daily quests to not miss out on money or a 'quick' heroic run). I try to arrange it al around RL events and arrangements with friends. I do mess up from time to time; miss a planned raid or miss a RL arrangement with a friend.
During this WOW time period, I got married with a girl that hates computer games. I try to only play when she is asleep or if its raiding I want to do, I clearly mark in our social agenda that I am not available on that specific night. My wife doesn't understand that playing a game on your computer could require planning and fixed arrangements with your guildies. But she respects me and my hobbies. So we manage and are quite happy with the arrangements and how things work out ..
But overall; positive or negative? I don't know. Its hard. I am at work now, but still reading the forums and websites concerning WOW. When I am on holiday I miss my avatar. I fall asleep every night thinking of ways to improve my character in WOW ...I recently started my first alt .. Guess you can call that an addict.
I fully realise that in the end when you end your account in WOW, all you have left is memories and a few screenshots or kill movies. Nothing more 'real' to show for those countless hours of sleep that I missed playing WOW ...
So is it all worth the trouble and worth the time? I still don't know .... I am inclined to say yes ... but a very small 'yes' .. not fully convinced ... but maybe that's just my addiction speaking.