I just want to be friends: A World of Warcraft Story
Oh, don’t worry we’ll get to it. But we should start this story where it began. So one fateful night Blizzardvision or Actiblizzard if you will decided that they needed more people to play World of Warcraft(WoW). They had seen their numbers going down after a number of other MMO’s had gone free to play. So they decided to make WoW free to play.
” Wait,” yelled a man. ” I have an idea, lets just give them the first 20 levels, but a mere taste of what the world(of warcraft) has to offer.”
And the chorus of Blizzard/Activision chairmen cried out “YES!”, and so it was.
This was a few months ago. Devin wanted to try it out but didn’t want to be alone in his venture. And so he waited, buying his time until one fateful day Tim exclaimed ” DUDE WORLD OF WARCRAFT IS FREE!?!!”
To which Devin said, ” Ya, dude its been free for like 2 months.”
” Yes,” said Devin and the downloading commenced.
And they watched a progress bar move for a while. Then on Tim’s screen their appeared as if from thing air a big ol’ play button in bright red.This was odd as the progress bar was not complete, far from it in fact. He hit it of course sending his macintosh professional into a period of nothingness. Then the portal opened and we were thrust into the world(of warcraft) for a but a brief moment. We spent a few minutes looking at the character creation options, but Devin convinced the giddy Tim to wait until Devin could join him.
Timothy obliged, however something quite troubling happened: the play button would not illuminate again. In fact Tim’s progress bar seemed to have mysteriously reset. We panicked and created a mess the likes of which we had not seen for at least a few hours.
Later that night Devin Skyped Tim. As they were talking Devin was fiddling around with the downloader option, when he noticed that their was a button called “begin quick play even if connection speed isn’t optimal” or some such rubbish. Devin found that when he clicked this option the big ol’ play button illuminated once again.
He had done it. In a whir of excitement they started playing and so they entered the World of Warcraft.
They had settled on Horde, and decided to reside on the Earthen Ring server.
Devin chose a Tauren Druid capable of transforming into a bear, or cat, and having the ability to align herself with nature for his avatar. He decided on Safiurr for his name, a refrence that if you are from the future or Tim, or I suppose both, will get.
Tim chose a graceful blood elf maiden…guy trained in the ways of magic to be his avatar. His preferred name of Yamaha was taken so he settled on Pedrofiliac(yes I know he spells it weird).
Still confused about the title of the post? Don’t worry it will be explained(probably…hopefully) in part 2 of out journey into the world….(sigh) of warcraft.