Returning To Warcraft… HELP!

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World of Warcraft stands on the shoulders of giants in the cut throat industry of video games. It peers down every now and then towards its other MMO competitors and has a little giggle. It is well deserved because World of Warcraft is one of the best games ever created.
Just recently blizzard celebrated World of Warcraft’s ten-year anniversary. Which is a huge achievement and lifespan for any MMO on the market. World of Warcraft has gone head to head against all it’s competitors, yeah subscriptions did fall for a while but most players who went astray found them selves running home to WOW.

After reading numerous articles and watching the World of Warcraft documentary ( looking for group) I suddenly found myself reinstalling the game after a four year break .A few weeks later I purchased the Warlords of Dreanor, WOW’s latest expansion that has everyone talking.. and well playing.

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I played World of Warcraft four years ago. I wasn’t a “hardcore player”, truth be told I didn’t even do a raid (I hear the gasps of shock already). I just loved the world and possibilities that came along with it. I played what most people call the boring Human Warrior, my skills were basic but it still tugged on my heart-strings every time I logged in. The design in this game is fantastic, the lore is interesting and the players are passionate, that’s what had me willingly pay a monthly subscription in return for more time in this rich, addictive and immersive world.
That was until I hit the brick wall. I became bored, I was constantly dealing with hassle from more experienced players for being a “noob”. I may not have played the game to it’s full extent but I still loved spending time there.
My friends who I played with left the game and it soon became a single player game for me, it was supposed to be the game to bring me to like-minded players. I felt like a small fish in an ocean of busy and more experienced players.

What I want is to get back into it again but to take advantage of everything that is offered to me. I want to play with a great community and do all the things I have missed out on.

So guys any advice or tips?
Is any of you still playing or are you also tempted to get back into Azeroth?

Let me know in the comments!

(Images: Battlenet)

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4 responses to “Returning To Warcraft… HELP!

  1. I recently returned after a 5 ish-6ish year long break and that’s entirely what my blog is about, being a “hardcore casual raider.” If you ever want to talk gaming, raiding, PvPing, etc. I’m game 😉

    ❤ Classiest

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  2. I’ve played since Classic, with breaks. >240 hours play time.

    “World of Warcraft is one of the best games ever created”
    – How about “was”? If at all. Can you define “best” without thinking of market success?
    To sum up what I see: WoW is the McDonald’s of MMOs. So is McD among of the best foods on the market?

    “watching the World of Warcraft documentary ( looking for group) I suddenly found myself reinstalling the game”.
    – Advertising has that effect.
    “soon became a single player game for me” “small fish in an ocean of busy and more experienced players” “What I want is to get back into it again but to take advantage of everything that is offered to me. I want to play with a great community and do all the things I have missed out on.”
    – There are some contradictions and/or difficulties here. The community is quite rude/immature and impatient as hell, so if you don’t have decent skills, you can still experience a lot of dissing, probably more than ever. Playing with a great community and experiencing everything clashes. Only solution is to become quite good and get a thich skin, but then you most likely only experience an illusion of people caring for each other when in fact they are merely egoists sharing a common goal.

    You read articles and watched a commercial basically, but the best idea before making a decision is to read the forums extensively. There you usually have lots of mentions of problems and various opinions in interaction and should be able to get a grasp of the current state of the game.

    If I had to summarize everything that makes WoW still so successfully repulse me:
    The influence of the business side on game design is becoming horribly apparent and is growing.

    Here is one of many examples of things that express the state of the game, especially shedding light on how much it is bled dry by shareholders and how by paying for it you are filling the fat bellies of greedy people, as it were:
    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/13123877183

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  3. I stopped playing a few years ago too and I can totally relate to your post. My skills were ok at best but I had much fun playing with good friends. I’m sometimes tempted to play it again but I always remind myself that it wouldn’t be the same. Raids were never amusing to me either, I know the shocked grasps of other players as well 😀

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