Feb 032016

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.

Nothing Compares

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.

 Posted by at 6:52 pm
Feb 022016

I bet a lot of people out there who don’t play video games as much as us here at Slide Gamers don’t believe me when I mentioned the game World of Warcraft taking up as much time as a full time job for any real player yesterday, but it is true.

Who doesn’t remember this guy? If only Trey and Matt understood how spot on they got it…

The only reason I could play as often as I did is because I was still in high school when it came out and I didn’t have a care in the world or a responsibility at all outside of actually going to school and it was glorious. Well interestingly enough, I was at my cousin’s house earlier today and he had a few friends over and we were all playing Halo together when the topic of WoW came up.

Even I Have Limits

I will be the first to admit that I play more video games than I probably should, but I know how to at least keep the effect they have on my life to an absolute minimum. Not so much the case with my cousin’s friend. He looked like your typical dude and not like the video gaming animal that he turned out to be. He worked for a roofing company in his town here:

Totally respectable, right?

Well apparently he lost his job this month and can you guess why?

Yup. World of Warcraft.

This is honest to God a true story and just touches the surface of the magnitude of this great video game.

 Posted by at 5:38 am
Feb 012016

Now that you got a little introduction into the world of a hardcore gaming nerd who is into World of Warcraft, I can go into more detail about what I love about this game.

Like a Job

Luckily for me, I was still in high school when WoW came out and had no real responsibilities. I have always loved video games and they were pretty much all I did throughout high school and I do not regret it for a moment. Out of all the video games I have played, there is no question that I have spent the most actual time playing WoW BY FAR.

For anyone in a real guild (group of players who regularly play together; like a clan) and who actually took the game serious, you had to put in some real hours every single week night into this game.

It was not out of the ordinary for me to immediately get on my computer and put on my headset so I could talk to all my friends the moment I get home at around 4:30 and play until 2 or 3 in the morning. As a raiding and successful guild on our server, we had to go into dungeons with 40 people all on mic and coordinating with each other to defeat the bosses in each dungeon. Every dungeon generally had 5-15 bosses and some could take months beat.

I really don’t know how people who were older than me had the time to play this game. There is no way in hell I could do it now at my age but God do I miss it and wish I could…

I’ll get into more detail next time.

 Posted by at 5:24 am
Jan 312016

Now that you know my top 3 first person shooters, I figured this would be a good time to switch lanes here and go into my other favorite online gaming category. I think this one is going to be an obvious one for any real gamers out there but it is impossible to mention MMO’s without talking about the one changed the entire online gaming world.


For anyone who isn’t a total nerd like us here at Slide Gamers, an MMORPG is a massive multi-player online role playing game and almost always consists of you starting a character and having to level him up, increasing your skills, traits, and strength along the way.

Almost everyone has at least heard of World of Warcraft these days and for those who have not, I envy you.

Like Nothing Else

Without question, WoW has taken up the most time of my life BY FAR compared to any other game. I truly look at it as a life style choice, not a game. Anyone who has fallen victim to this incredible and life changing game will agree with me and the level of addiction that can come of this game is scary.

There have literally been stories of kids around the world committing suicide for various reasons as a result of this game. Words simply cannot describe the absolute perfection that is World of Warcraft.

I could write (and there certainly has been) an entire book on this game and the experiences I have had on it so I am going to have to break this up into a few separate posts so stay tuned.

 Posted by at 10:42 pm