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Just a little dream...

This is my personal search of my Ideal MMO. Some may think, I am silly, or make no sense, but this is my adventure, and my perspective, not anyone elses.

Author: grneyedvixen

My decent to World of Warcraft

Posted by grneyedvixen Monday April 26 2010 at 9:18PM
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So, from my previous blogs, I talked about my first MMORPG, Star Wars Galaxies. Some of my adventures, but to many to compile and remember.
 
So, as my last post, I logged into SWG, November 23, 2004 (I logged into my wow account just so I could see the exact date) shortly after work, and everyone in my guild is going nuts about World of Warcraft. Now, at this moment, no idea what this game was about. I was pretty sad, my whole guild basically was leaving SWG for a different game, a new world, a new everything. I am one who doesn’t like change, and this was change I did not like.

 
So everyone is talking, and telling me I need to come that our Rival Rebel guild was leaving too, and playing wow and we were following to keep the PVP going. So, I left, went to “DUN DUN DUN” Wal-Mart to buy a copy of this game. So, I get home, get installed only to be told “Server Queue time, estimated wait time +45 minutes, 800 + people before me waiting”.
 
I was pissed, my whole guild is in this game making their characters and talking about the game in VENT/TEAMSpeak, and I am stuck waiting. So, I got to SWG while waiting. Was the saddest thing ever, it was a ghost town. No one was on, out of my TONS of friends, not a single person was logged on, like the normal expectancy. I go to the main city, and deserted, I swear, I saw a tumble weed blow by. I knew that was the end.
 
So finally I get logged into the game. I am disappointed for a 2ndtime. I am creating my character. I bitch in voice, “Why do we have to be horde? Nothing is pretty, either I have ugly tusks, skin falling off or I am a Cow!” (Trust me; no woman wants to be called a cow) I was complaining the whole time. Character creation sucks, I have 10 already made faces, 10 shades of skin color (all of which are blue, green or puke. I have stupid hair styles. I can’t make her look unique, I felt like I was in a cookie shop being cut out of rolled out dough.
 
So finally I settle on a Troll Mage, with an ok face that didn’t look like she had major PMS issues. I still wasn’t happy, but I didn’t want to miss out on guild fun. So I log in, there is Garp, the guild leader, waiting for me to help me out. So we start questing. I am thinking, ok this isn’t so bad, never done a quest MMORPG before, this shouldn’t be to bad.
 
I will admit, I got hooked, but not in the way that “This game is awesome and the best thing I have ever played” It was like the hooked, its new, its different and seems to be ok fun.
 
After about a month playing WOW, I noticed my guild had changed. People were in a rush to lvl, and get to the end of the game and about loot and do this instance and that. I am slowly being left behind, because I am taking my time, playing the game, reading the quests and just learning about the game. Soon, I am 10+ lvls behind my guild. I get elite quests, them coming to help me is like pulling teeth. They don’t care, even Garp who I thought was my friend.
 
One time, we all went to Scarlet Monastery. Because it was our first instance to do, so it was fun. We get to the end, and the Staff Drops. So, I roll for it, and I won. I was half a lvl away from being able to use it. So what happens? One of the guild mates throws a fit and freaks out on me that I took it and can’t even use it. He didn’t care that I was so close to lvling. I think at that moment is when people stopped caring about me. I didn’t understand this Need before greed and rolling crap. They didn’t have it in SWG, it wasn’t heard of. So, I was crushed. My guild seemed to hate me, and everyone was just so rude to me. I am thinking, well I can give it to you “Its BOP!!!!!”
 
Noob Moment: “Well What the hell is BOP?”
 
I didn’t know, I was so new to this type of game, I was clueless, and instead of teaching me, and helping me learn they punished me for it. Ok, lets go run SM again, get another damn staff, to  make this freaking cry baby that’s 10 years older them me happy. And we did, but he still was mad.
WoW was by far a good experience for me in the beginning. My friends who were nice, thoughtful and caring in SWG became greedy jerks who only cared for themselves, not for the guild as a whole.
 
So by lvl 50, and Christmas time, I desired to leave WoW (Wish I would have). I was unhappy; my guild hated me, but was nice to my face. I was not having fun. So I went back to SWG. Still dead, with no one around. Then my friend Souleater sends me a tell on SWG. He told me how he and his buddies (some I knew) had went to WoW as well, and I can come play with them. They would help me, and not let me be left behind.
 
So, I logged into WoW, told my guild a big F*&% You, and quit and went to a different sever (leaving my level 50 behind).
 
That’s when my adventure started on Durotan…. And the Red Thunder Clan.

grneyedvixen writes:

Will be a few days before my next post. Going on a mini vacay to see friends and my family, so hope you all enjoy my latest entry :)

Mon Apr 26 2010 9:35PM Report
Ataaka writes:

<sniff> What a sad story.

WoW drew a distinct line across the road. Many have crossed-over and are looking over their shoulder wondering where their friends might be. Time has it's way of taking care of everything. 

You see, it wasn't SWG that you loved so much, nor WoW that you might have grown to hate... it's all those moments that were thrown to the wind by people you trusted, admired, helped and even loved.

"Need before Greed" is a loot roll, but "Greed before Need" is a way of life...for some.

Both SWG and WoW are great games. Sadly, sometimes we can never get back those things which brought life to them. Toss some salt over your shoulder, pull your boots up and head back out there. I have no doubt someone will notice the difference you make. After all is said and done, you are the sustainable factor no matter where you go. Games should change, not the people.

Lastly, a well known tactic I use to keep those people who knew me when is to divide and conquer. Then, you will clearly see those who are worthy, people just like you.

Ataaka

-because my torch burns brighter when it's out.  

Tue Apr 27 2010 1:32AM Report
seigard writes:

Lol your story is exaclty like mine.I was playing warhammer instead of SWG and if anyone would ask what the best game is.. i would probably say warhammer online because the fun , killing etc is not important to some people.The soul and the atmosphere is really important.Your story is awesome btw, especially the part that you log on to your swg account while waiting in the queue

Tue Apr 27 2010 8:49AM Report
seigard writes:

Lol your story is exaclty like mine.I was playing warhammer instead of SWG and if anyone would ask what the best game is.. i would probably say warhammer online because the fun , killing etc is not important to some people.The soul and the atmosphere is really important.Your story is awesome btw, especially the part that you log on to your swg account while waiting in the queue

Tue Apr 27 2010 8:49AM Report
seigard writes:

I'm so sry , i didnt mean to post 2 times , i guess bug or something?

Tue Apr 27 2010 8:58AM Report
zenaphex writes:

"People were in a rush to lvl, and get to the end of the game and about loot and do this instance and that."

That's the part I find displeasing about WoW. There's not a whole lot of fun during the progression. One thing Blizzard needs to work on is creating a much more enjoyable MMOG experience from start to finish rather than making it feel so end-game. Personally, I don't think Cataclysm will provide anything in regards to that.

Glad you found a more helpful group of friends. Definitely helps.

Tue Apr 27 2010 7:44PM Report
Tinagame writes:

NIce post.

Sad about your former buddies going all trolly on ya. But atleast you found a good guild in the end.

I think people rush the game due to the majority of the player base already being at the top lvls. Been in a few guilds that push for lvl and found them to not be much fun. I like to enjoy the journey to the top myself.

Wed Apr 28 2010 8:23AM Report
Unstoppable writes:

Thx for the story.

Thu Apr 29 2010 2:23AM Report
Eindrachen writes: The loss of community is definitely a defining factor in whether or not you stay with an MMO. I left WOW when I wasn't able to progress well, and tried EQ2 and COV. But without guildmates or RL friends playing, there wasn't much point. Progress doesn't mean much if nobody's around to see it. We like to say that if a game isn't balanced, or has nice graphics, or whatever, that it's not a good game. But honestly, if a game doesn't have people you can relate to, get along with, maybe even be buddies with in the game, it doesn't matter how pretty your gear or the background is. Nobody's there to see it... Thu Apr 29 2010 8:18PM Report
Tl12000 writes:

Very well put, how much more beautiful can this story become i swear...

Anyways i would have a taken a much more different aproach to your last scene where you said F&*k you.

Instead of leaving and going to different server, you could have joined a different guild to play the game with, a strong one of course. Level your character untill it could go no further and become as smart and good of a player should be, and take your revenge one those of your past and slap a message in their face telling them they were being bitches to you, not just in game but in real life as well. This would have taken you more work but the feeling would have been better as well, rather than going to a different server.

Sun May 02 2010 11:52PM Report

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