Nov 28th 2007 8:41AM My first computer was a Timex Sinclair 1000, so no hard drive. Cassette tape, baby.
Nov 27th 2007 8:46AM I've got a P4, 3Ghz, 1Gb RAM, 160 Gig SATA, with a GeForce 7600GT.
Adequate for things like WOW and the other MMOs I play. I'd really like to be able to run Supreme Commander full-out, though. :)
Nov 13th 2007 2:41PM Low sec scares me, but that's because some kids beat me up and took my lunch money. Also, the two times I engaged other players I nearly died of adrenalin poisoning. :)
Free time card. W00t!
Nov 13th 2007 2:05PM Ahhh, 100 free days of ore theiving. Count me in!
Nov 8th 2007 4:13PM Now, a lifetime subscription to Lord of the Rings is enough to get me to stop playing WOW.
Nov 8th 2007 4:05PM They took away my Second Life Insider, changed to a new domain name, and made me read posts about Everquest over and over again.
I'm going to London.
Jul 26th 2007 4:04PM Hoping for the mount. Woohoo!
Feb 15th 2007 2:26PM My children (ages 5 and 3) adore Wii Play. "Charge" and "Laser Hockey" are both huge hits with my 5-year-old. My 3-year-old loves "Shooting Range". Does it hold my attention? No, not really. My kids love it and that makes it worth the purchase price for me. The second remote is a bonus.
It seems obvious that this was originally intended to be the game that shipped with the Wii, given the degree to which the games introduce you to how the controller works. Smartly, Nintendo put Wii Sports in the box with the console and it's driving sales well.
Dec 24th 2006 8:20AM Crafting's not worthless, but it's much less important than in many other MMOG's. The now defunct Earth & Beyond had a superior crafting system; player-crafted items were usually of better quality than those dropped as loot. The incentive to craft and to excel at crafting was quite high.
Crafting in WoW is almost a mini-game. There are a small number of items that make it worthwhile to maximize crafting skills, but not many.