Thats right, its not just a quest, it applies to other areas of the game as well (and yes, I know its a song by those kooky insectoid brits).
I am by nature a solo player. I like to run around by myself, kill stuff, do quests, level, etc. I have multiple alts on every server I actually play on so that I have all the crafting skills covered (except engineering, which I think is rather pointless and not a benefit for me personally. Motorcycles in wow? Really? Thats about as useful as a sixth finger, but I digress). What makes the game more than just random grinding and upgrades? Its the people you share the world with.
I'm not talking about douchebag 80's who kill my level 23 in tarren mill. I'm also not talking about your Mr Draenei deathknight who mined my tin node while I was killing the mobs protecting it (you're a douchebag too and you know it). Its the people that I spend time with in the game. Some I know in real life and occasionally get to have lunch with. Some I have never met, but I talk to all the time in guild chat. Some people whose blogs I read and make me feel like I kind of know them. Some people read my blog and then invite me into their guild (You've been warned Alerexis, I'm dead weight, I just roll up alts and take up space, I never raid!).
If it wasn't for the social aspect of wow, I would probably still be playing (I am a rather compulsive accessorizer and no other game does it quite as well, even if I don't like the looks of a lot of the northrend stuff), the game just wouldn't be as much fun.
I would say I wish there was a big old guild made up of blogs I read however I think it would be desperately short on heals and maybe even a little light on tanks. But it would be TOTALLY worth it to see the mages competing to do the most damage. But that's probably an idea for another blog post. . .
Mid Afternoon Quickie
6 months ago