For mmorpg enthusiasts and novices alike, World of Warcraft takes you on epic journeys through expansive ever-changing virtual landscapes totally immersing you in the lore and legends that is Warcraft.
- Seemingly endless quests can overwhelm you AND envelope you into the world, helping you learn about the game storylines as well as leading you to explore further and further out into the world.
- Your character can be totally customized to your own gameplay or personality. Whether you are ‘in you face’ or ‘support only’ or mixed there is a Server, Race and Class for you with additional options for even more customising.
- The world itself is huge. You could play the game for months without ever fully exploring every beautiful bit of computer generated pixel.
- Social interaction and teamwork is the ideal as you get higher up the ranks. This can be a bad thing when these servers are US based and their game times are different to ours. You could find you don’t have a lot of choice in getting into groups on less-populated servers.
- AI are predictable enough in lower levels, but things can get hairy if underestimated as they get higher. ‘Mobs’ have physical, magic attacks and debuffs like any normal player but occasionally even I am surprised on what they are capable of.
- The best (and some of the time worst) thing I find about Wow is there is one challenge that always keeps you on your toes. The player vs player aspect of the game is always extremely competitive as human foe (or prey) make for more intense and emotional battles.
On the downside, Wow totally blew the expectations of the world at large and the developers. This does occasionally show in lag, server downtime and patch update time.