Sep 15 2008
About the only game that became so addictive for me that it started to negatively affect the other aspects of my life has been World of Warcraft. I came to the realization that I was spending too much time leveling up in my artificial, digital life and not nearly enough time achieving and contributing with my real life and I finally gave it up. I still miss it. Even though the quests were repetitive and meaningless, the learning of new and imaginative abilities, the interactions with other players, and the friendships I developed made the game very enjoyable.
On Novemeber 13th, Blizzard Entertainment will release Wrath of the Lich King the next expansion pack for World of Warcraft. It will add a new Hero Class called the “Death Knight” and bump the highest possible character level to 80. There will be the new skill of “Inscription” that will allow characters to augment spells. The map will also expand allowing you to explore the new continent of Northrend. You can engage in epic siege warfare, deploying siege engines and actually bust up some structures as there will now be destructible buildings! But, best of all, your character can now be further customized with new hairstyles and dances–just what I was waiting for!!
I don’t know if I can resist the temptation to roll a new character and go a’questing.