Showing posts with label Rant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rant. Show all posts

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Oh, to be a n00b again

So, I got a buddy of mine to pick up WoW. He's never done a MMO before, and isn't very familiar with the universe. Last night I spent my game time showing him around and it really struck me how much I miss being new to the game.

Most of what I did was help him with quests and 'coach' him in the game. I also gave him a bit of a tour of the eastern continent. As he is a human I ran him up to Stormwind, took the Tram to Ironforge, and flew back to Stormwind. Yeah, it's a short tour, but remember how cool all that stuff was the first time you did it?

I made a point of telling him to look up while taking the tram. I remember being blown away with how cool that first ride was, now it just feels tedious. Before getting on the Gryphon back to SW I explained to him what we were going to do and he replied "Flyyyy???". I had forgot how cool it was to fly from SW to IF, how scary the Burning Steppes and Searing Gorge were, how 'accomplished' I felt when I actually made it there with Sakuran. Now, I don't even think about it.

It's kind of frustrating to realize how those little things are what got me 'into' WoW, and now I don't even see them. I actually called my wife over and made her watch my first IF-SW flight. It was soooo cool. I remember the first time I went to SW from Goldshire, I literally stopped and stood in awe of the statues. Now, I'm usually auto-running and can't wait to hit the AH.

Sigh...

There are so many things that I remember being blown away by in Warcraft, and now it just feels so...normal.

EDIT: What were some of the things that made your jaw drop when you first started playing? Share below, I think it would interesting to figure out if there are some 'common' things that just floored everyone.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Grrr @ Goldsellers

/rant true
Okay, I have the silly little Google ads, mostly for humor value. Reading the information on it they'll only send you a check once you're earned $100. Realistically I suppose that could happen in 2034. However, I'm opposed to gold selling and have worked to keep my ads free of that. So I'll ban the sites that are selling it whenever I can. That being said these guys are like the little fuzzy things on StarTrek that multiply and take over the ship. I'll call them Furbies (do to my dislike of them) though I know that is incorrect. So I notice that the Furbies are back and I ban them and two days later all my ads are Furby related again. Frustrating.....
/rant false