I am very proud to say that I never lost a job or flunked out of school as a result of playing too much World of Warcraft but there is one thing that it has ruined for me, probably for the rest of my life.
This is kind of a super huge compliment to Blizzard for their creation of WoW but it is most certainly a negative impact on my life. Ever since World of Warcraft came out and completely changed my life and whole view of the online gaming world, I have not been able to play ANY other role play game for longer than a week or two.
Why you ask?
Well, every single RPG game that has come out since has just been a VERY dumbed down version of WoW and is trying to replicate and improve on something that simply cannot be.
Anyone else play Rift for a about 3 days and quit?
The game above is called Rift and take a look at how it is designed. Where the action bars are, where the party frames are, where the raid frames are. Take note.
Now look at this picture:
This is Wow and came out YEARS before Rift.
Yes, they look extremely similar and for anyone who doesn’t play video games as much as Slide Gamers might think I am being dramatic here but you simply can’t understand the masterpiece that is World of Warcraft unless you have played it and lived it.