To cry wolf

Munch

Friday, December 10, 2004 | 12:27 PM | by
So here's the funny thing that happened. By all scientific accounts, I can practically guarantee that there was a yesterday. Guarantee it. I remember a Wednesday, and I see that the little internal clock on my computer says that today is Friday. So obviously Thursday happened, right? It didn't just go on vacation and decide not to take place this week? I think I may know what happened.

World of Warcraft ate Thursday.

That's right folks. I assume it would have started as a "I'll just play for an hour or so" then before anyone (me) could act, the whole day was gone. 'Tis vile trickery indeed.

See, last week after I wrote my big ol' rants about MMORPG's and expressed my plans to wait a couple of months before jumping into WoW, for the sake of letting the populations spread/thin out a bit, I got easily... maybe fifty emails from fans explaining to me that the level disparities were already pretty balanced out, and with all of the servers there wasn't really a problem with crowding. So last Saturday, on my day off, I broke down and installed World of Warcraft.

I haven't been this hooked on the game since the very first days of beta. When the beta very first started, I was playing far, far more WoW than I should have, and eventually the seesaw battle between work and play severely favored work, and I sort of stopped playing. I still don't have the free time I would like to be able to play the game, but I've realized that I just have to get it in where I can, because I'm never going to have the abundance of time to waste on MMORPG's that I did as a kid.

So I have a bit of a dilemma. I really enjoy playing video games with CAD fans. In fact, a long time ago, before I was so busy, we used to have regular "CAD GameDays" each week, where I'd set a game/server/time and we'd play online games. I haven't been able to do that in over a year due to my schedule.

I play Alliance on the Shadow Moon PvP server, and that's all the info you're going to get.