Dec 20th 2009 9:29AM I was playing a lot of FFXI but was getting burned out when I started hearing about WoW on message boards. I think it was through FilePlanet that I got a beta code for the Stress Test Beta and first got to play. I was really surprised how easy it was to just jump in and start playing (I found FFXI to have a steep learning curve). My first character was a nelf druid and the noob zone was packed. Finding enough spiders for my quests was a challenge. I pre-ordered the deluxe set as soon as I could and have been playing ever since. I thought the art style was a great choice. Other games that tried to make more realistic humans always looked off and bothered me. I loved the fact that they bypassed all that and went with a stylized fantasy art look. Also, FFXI always annoyed me with invisible walls and zoning. Being able to move around in the world without seeing a load screen and pretty much run anywhere I could see blew my mind. The simple ability to jump and swim really hooked me too. The whole world just seemed more immersive and open to exploration.
...really miss my tarus and invisibilty pots though
Nov 30th 2009 7:55PM Same bullsh*t here. Ordered on Oct 20, web status still says "Expected Ship: Nov 30th" but I got the e-mail that says it won't ship until Dec 9th.
Oct 14th 2009 9:56PM pick me!
Oct 13th 2009 8:36PM that's a good kitty kitty
Sep 15th 2009 7:57PM Permission to come aboard...
Aug 24th 2009 4:14PM I'll take a key please :)
Aug 18th 2009 8:27PM Due to an unforseen scheduling conflict, Ozzy Osbourne will be unable to perform on Saturday night. Everyone please welcome our new princes of darkness: The Jonas Brothers!
Aug 17th 2009 10:37PM We weren't expecting a "fully working polished game". We were just hoping to install the thing.
This isn't Cryptic's first MMO, by now they should understand the mechanics and issues of rolling out a patch.
The number of people attempting to patch today was no surprise. They handed out all the beta keys.
Aug 17th 2009 8:21PM What was the point of the 2gb fileplanet preload again?