As this blog begins, I’m in the thick of Warcraft, having been there for a good 18 months now. In other words, a late starter, but fascinated by it. I’ve always gamed, but until Warcraft it was limited to single player with the occasional “drag a PC to a friends house” LAN day – huge fun but a logistical nightmare.
The social gaming I did revolved around Dungeons & Dragons, which didn’t seem possible to recreate in PC gaming. We played fast and loose with the DnD ruleset, playing the game in a very ad-lib way, making it more about the interaction than the system. We were blessed with a fantastic GM who could create entire worlds, political systems, religions, and brilliant NPCs, and our monthly sessions were a highlight.
Then a couple of us started to dive into WoW, having heard so much and yet steadfastly ignored it. And we, of course, were instantly hooked & utterly staggered.
Which is where we begin.