I could make a new youtube channel just me rambling on about my WoW experience.
Not only is it a game, it is my inspiration in my artwork aswell!
World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) created in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth released game set in the fantasy Warcraft universe, which was first introduced by Warcraft: Orcs & Humans in 1994.World of Warcraft takes place within the Warcraft world of Azeroth, approximately four years after the events at the conclusion of Blizzard’s previous Warcraft release, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment announced World of Warcraft on September 2, 2001. The game was released on November 23, 2004, on the 10th anniversary of the Warcraft franchise.
With over seven million subscribers as of March 2014, World of Warcraft is currently the world’s most-subscribed MMORPG,and holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG by subscribers.
In my 6th grade, this was the period where i was drawn into the virtual world of this very addictive game. Swallowed up by the contents and wooed over by the beautiful wonders displayed on a simple screen. Unreachable – isn’t that what many have found addictive? reaching for something dawn as impossible.
This was the moment of my life where things had fallen apart, i guess such a thing as the ‘Adolescent stage’. But my case was a little different than the typical rebellious teen. That however is total different story so lets stick to the topic shall we? =p
WoW was not simply ‘just a game’ to me. This was the place where i met ALOT of new and wonderful people. There was this time when i was taking my toon outside the main city of the Hordes. There was a crowd gathered and being it mysterious i stuck around trying to find out what it was about. As other outisders joined me one of them asked, “hey guys, what is happening?”
It was a funeral gathering.
Someone had passed away a few days ago and as friends in the virtual world they gathered around in his honour. These strangers connected through the net whether they knew him personally or not was not the point. They knew him. and they were actually holding a memorial gathering. Even his parents were there. Think it silly or not that is your choice.
It was fun back then making so many friends who come from all over the world. But of course time did not remain still for us, we all had ‘life’ to carry on and slowly my friends stopped coming online.
I remembered one of my closest buddy logged on after a very long time and i was like , “Heeeeeeeeey dude! where have you been!?” But apparently he was not in a good mood…something about him deciding which University…yop. that stage he was in. Then he went on about how he has been, and how he wouldn’t be able to continue playing because of the busy schedule. That was the last day we ever spoke to each other :} it was nice knowing you !
Currently the game isnt what it was like before. It has gone too easy and there is no challenge. Most of the people you come across dont work up a conversation anymore, they rather play the game for the sake of it and not for the fun. BUT! in this guild im currently in, (yes i stil play. I have stopped after a VERY long time but im baaack! and hopefully not for long ;] ) i was reading the conversation in my guild and this one guy is about to head off to train in the army! I had to JI and i wished him the very best!
There is only one person left who i still keep in contact with! It was his birthday a day before and its truly wonderful how we are still friends ^^ Besides the addictiveness back then, it was great meeting everyone in this…virtual world. But we are very much real behind those screens ;D
Warcraft has very good novels aswell! The one i would recommend to any person new to the Warcraft world is :
An extremely emotional story just beware!
The one i am currently reading is one of the latest. Let me quote you this heart wrenching part :
“…Please, go and find Rhonin and bring him here. Between the two of us, he and I just might be able to keep a portal open despite this nullifying field”. They nodded and raced off.
Jaina turned back to Kelecgos. “Where is it?”
“I cant pinpoint it. But its coming. i have to find it. If the Horde is using it as a weapon…” He couldn’t bear to speak it. He wanted more than anything to pull Jaina into his arms and kiss her, but he refused to let himself.
He refused to kiss her good-bye.
This wasnt as heart wrenching as this other part! which i would love to quote but that…you will have to read for yourself
Do YOU play? lets meet in-game!