November 28, 2004
Busy with a new World

Last Tuesday I went with the guys from work to pick up a copy of World of Warcraft, the new MMORPG from Blizzard.

Long time Cruft readers may recall that I played one of the first MMORPGs, Ultima Online, for four years. In early 2001, I stopped playing Ultima regularly. I simply got tired of the stress from the virtual world. In the game I had been a vigilante, a Guild Leader, and even the Mayor of an imaginary town. I realized I really didn't need the stress, despite the fun. The fun is recounted here in my stories.

I tried a couple other games but never got hooked. I decided to give World of Warcraft (WoW) a try. So far I've been having fun and enjoying all aspects of the game.

Here are a few pictures of the game so you get an idea of what it's like.

Here I am (I'm the short Gnome) fighting an irate Mountain Buzzard

Flying on a griffon to the city of Ironforge

For more pictures and funny stuff, click more to see the rest...

Paying my respects to the King of the Gnomes

I love the name of this guild

You can walk on water when you are dead

The game simulates a real city, even children walking with their teacher

Lying on a bear skin rug
Early MMORPGs didn't let you do things like lie down, WoW lets you do many things like this

Sitting on a griffon's head

Sitting on kegs of beer

Sleeping on a candelabra

As you can see, there's a lot to do in the new world. Hopefully my blogging won't suffer much. ;)

Posted by michael at November 28, 2004 08:34 PM