on May 3, 2007
Last night I noticed you can create a free 10-day trial for World of Warcraft, and download the software directly. Like an idiot I clicked and began the registration process. It wasn’t until I’d gotten halfway done that I realized what a stupid thing I was doing and backed away.
I’ve known for a long time that this game would suck me in if I was ever foolish enough to try it. Right now my time is carefully balanced between work, family, the website, the comic, and videogames. Something like WoW would upset this careful balance and quickly devour the time set aside for these other projects. Unlike single-player games, you can’t pause an MMO. You can’t pick it up and play for thirty minutes at a time and come away with a satifying experience. An MMO is a demanding hobby and I don’t have room for another one of those right now.
Still, if you’ve wanted to see what the fuss is about then it looks like now is a great time to try the game out.
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.