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Feice's Alcoholic Fratboy Gamer Blog

Bored and stupid. I like to rant and i like video games so read this or not i don't really care.

Author: Feice

Why do we play MMORPG's?

Posted by Feice Tuesday February 24 2009 at 1:02PM
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Ok i am going to attempt to use so called "paragraphs" in this post.


     Why do we play MMORPG's? When i sit down (hard to think standing up) and think about it, MMORPG's are games full of goals that have no real life meaning or value. On top of this, often time to achieve these goals one must put hundreds of hours into the game. Is it because we have no social life and were made fun of in high school? maybe...i can't speak for everyone. Is it because we are jobless and live at home with our mothers (its Bush's fault the economy sucks, but lets blame it on the French for fun)...sure some of us are, but that can't be the whole reason.


     Let me put this in context for you. Here is Manticore (note the creativity of the name), he is a level 70 paladin and has been saving the World...of Warcaft for what is to be three years this April. Manticore has his full T6 ret set and a holy raiding set. Maticore has put six months of his life into this toon, and has finally reached the end what? (fuck i didn't think about that when i started!!!).

     Now he starts all over again on a new toon, this time a Warlock. Not only is Manticore quite lonely after spending three years of his life in his basement (wishing that WoW had personals), but he's just a little bit upset that he basically has to give up his big strong pally until a new expansion comes out. Manticore begins to ask himself at Blizzcon after realizing how much his thighs have been chaffing inside his designer plate armor, was it really worth it? Maybe for some people...i mean the time spent having fun and playing the game is what you pay for don't get me wrong, but much of time (at least for me) it seems that to get anything worthwhile accomplishd you need to work more than you play.

     This is not quite my point, because obviously people play casually or more hardcore and have a fantastic time, but let me bring up another scenario...EverQuest, my one and only true love.

     Back in the day, EQ was the best. My friends and I spent hours playing this game and we finally reached level 70. I probably played this game for at least 3 years. One day i stopped by for a few buffs in PoK in front of the bank, and to my dismay (during peak hours) i noticed that there were a few less enchaters OOCing about tranquility group buffs. I brushed it off as nothing, and went along my daily business slaying monsters in WoS.

     As time went by, there were less and less people in PoK during peak hours, and it became harder and harder to find groups. It was then that i came to the grave realization that EQ was slowly dying (i cried). All of the work, time, and money that i spent farming and questing at 4am when i should have been sleeping before school with bloodshot eyes to get to where i was, was now all of the sudden wasn't fair! Suddenly the fact that my druid had all of his runes and spells, or that i had accrewed 100,000 plat was meaningless....

     In the end, I still think it was worth it. For some reason i keep getting drawn back into MMORPG's looking for that same awesome feeling i got back in the EQ days grinding out xp. Since then, I have been looking to fill the void...well not like its that dramatic, i bet you thought i was gonna cry didn't you.


----> END TRANSMISSION (yea im dat cool)

Why I Hate WoW

Posted by Feice Tuesday February 24 2009 at 12:04AM
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Ok so first post...pointless yes...grammatically correct? probably i care? not really.


I am a fan of MMORPG's, I mean i've been playing since the good old days of EQ where I sat in my friends basement after school for hours watching my druid be completely usless while trying to convince myself that I really could heal better than a cleric (delusional). After EQ began to die out, i tried EQ2 and Vanguard, but they just didn't do it for me. Finally i came across WoW, the holy grail of MMO's. I spent hours and hours playing this god-forsaken MMO, and like most i eventually hit level 60 BBC (clever abreviation for before burning crusade). So i spend hours applying and sucking up to 40 year old dudes who's dream wife is a flip toss between Princess Lea and a purple Night Elf cleverly named saquajawea. And low and behold, hurray i finally get into a good hardcore guild. Now i sit around for a few weeks doing nothing during my initiation period and blah blah i finally get to raid. So i raid Kara 400-500 (by this point BC came out and i hit level 70) times and move onto the big raiding dungeons. Now here i stand with half my guild all giddy and excitied to take my first look into TK!!!! yay so exciting...but wait i have to sit around and listen to the damn guild leader drone on and on for hours about how this works. Its not like i would get any loot until i raid it 40-50 times successfully because of DKP (gay). so we finally get through and long story short i get all my T5 eventually. At this time about a year or so has elapsed. By the way at this point in time i was pretty straight edge, didnt drink much or do drugs. So one day im in Stormwind with armor and weapons so glowey its hard to look at, and im trying to jump up onto the top of the fountain in front of the AH. So i sit there for about 20 minutes attempting to do this when i say to myself, is this what i am doing with my life?? here i am spending more time jumping around circling level 20 toons then hanging out with my friends. But wait, i have all this great gear, i accomplished so much with my time! it is at this point i look around and notice that every level 70 looks the same as me...fuck my life (this is what drove me to alcoholism). at this point i WTFPWNed my copy of WoW by metaphorically setting it on fire, and began to once again live my life. Thank god, now i hopefully wont end up 40 years old, fat, living with my mother....


words of wisdom: if you dont use it you lose it, and i don't mean the cool down on your soulstone