[Games] World of WarcraftWhew, for the past of couple of months. I've been spending some of my free time playing an old but not yet outdated game. Its an online game, MMORPG, massive multiplayer online role-playing game. Famous by far, who wouldn't heard the game. Unless of course, gaming is not one of your hobby and you have never heard of the internet. Something like that. Hehe
So yeah, the game is called World of Warcraft or simply, WoW. The game is quite old, and the franchise is even older! The game franchise was first released in 1994, being a strategy game for PC, titled Warcraft: Orcs and Humans. WoW was then released on 2004, the game event taking place 4 years later after the conclusion in Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne. WoW then continuously proceed with the game story with its own expansion, such as The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King. The latest installment for WoW is the Cataclysm.
Anyway, I tried the retail game and a couple of private server. I must say, even with a game graphic from year 2002, the game is quite a success. I mean, a game that doesn't demand so much requirement and all it need is a working internet connection, who could ask for more? The game client also provided easy installation, download with resume provided, but hardisk storage could be a bit of a problem. Apparently, all in all space needed to install and play the game correctly will as big as 20GB. Yeah, that a whole lot of space there.. And is only up to the expansion of the Wrath of the Lich King, I bet more is required to install the new expansion, Cataclysm.
Here is a character that I made in the Blitzhub private server. At first, their game server called Feathermoon is dedicated for PVP, PVE, raids and such. In other word the game char would be automatically leveled up to 80 to save up time for leveling. Later, the Blitzhub created another game server called Frostmourne to take Feathermoon roles, while Feathermoon was made for normal online gaming fun. You know, doing quest, killing monsters and leveling up. Blitzhub comunity is pretty nice although they just started to grow. The have their own forum on Blitzhub Forum
I'm promoting their server am I? Yeah, I think I just did. Its not wrong is it? The players and GMs in that server is mighty nice, I just thought it would be a good place for another players to join in. Haha
Well, enough promoting, here is it. The ingame view. As you can see from the screenshot, you will notice that the game char model might be lack of details but the surrounding is astonishing. This here, is the scenery of the Stormwind city from outside of the walls.
And here is a picture of a Shaman, surrounded with elemental totems. I just snatched that guy picture, ha ha.
To travel from outpost to outpost or between cities, mount is essential. In the land of Azeroth and Kalimdor, only ground mounts are available for player to use. But there is a transportation called the 'taxi' that allowed players to fly faster to next place. However in Northrend and Netherland, players can use their own flying mounts. And this, is how it feels to be flying around. Ha ha
Well, this is it. There are a lot of things to tell about this game, evidently. This game is so huge, it kind of felt like a secondary life. The whole map is so enormous , there is so much to explore. I started to understand why some people got easily attached or.. addicted to this kind of game.
In my opinion, the gaming experience for this game is just like in the Fallout 3. Different is, you get to interact with other players online and the game map ranges from multiple continents and even between worlds. From planet Azeroth to Netherland. I am however, already stopped playing the game. I'm don't exactly have the luxury to spend my time too much in gaming. I guess, until next time.