Friday afternoon I installed one of the Promotional World of Warcraft disks they were passing out at Comic Con. That’s were almost all my time since then was spent. This morning I realized that I had a problem and I was able to summon up the courage to uninstall.

It has that psychological addiction element down. The occasional reward system where the user performs an action and only gets rewarded once out of every ten or so times.

Peck. Peck. Peck. Peck. Peck. Peck. Peck. Peck. Peck. Corn!

I was playing an Undead Warrior for awhile, but running up to things and bashing them got boring pretty quick, so then I made a Tauren Hunter. Having a gun was pretty fun but for all my time the game stayed the same.
At level 1 it went:

  • locate target
  • shoot at target while target charges
  • when the target closes the distance hack at target with an axe until it stops moving

By level 14 the game play had become:

  • Locate target
  • send my pet wolf after target
  • shoot at target while target charges
  • when the target closes the distance hack at target with an axe until it stops moving

You get a lot of quests in the game, but almost all of the quests can be summed up as “Go kill this thing for me and bring back proof”.

I suppose I would have gotten more out of it if I’d of teamed up with some other players but I would have gotten even more out of my time by reading a book.

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