I was wondering this morning how many of us only play WoW; compared to playing a few games or possibly a few MMOs. Five years I’ve been playing Warcraft.
That’s a long time.
I haven’t played much of any other games at all the whole time.
No other games, really
I tried Eve for a short time, wrote a guide on how to play it for other former WoW players. After a while though, I missed the graphics and colours of my home. Haven’t updated that guide in years, and can’t find anyone reliable to maintain it for me. I think I played Eve for about three months.
I bought my first new game a week ago, Torchlight, but only because I can’t really play WoW at the moment on this piece of crap laptop, and my gaming rig is on a boat back to Australia. Then discover my laptop can’t even load Torchlight, some stupid memory error that Windows randomly throws at you from dozens of possible root causes.
Before WoW I played Achaea fairly heavily, rising to the top of the guild I was in. Never played in other guilds, just focused on the one I started with. Never changed cities either.
A great friend of mine (hi Chev!), gave me a PSP as a gift a few years ago, which I still have, and have bought a few games for it along the way. I only play them when travelling on planes. It’s a great little device.
I downloaded LOTR, tried it for about three nights, didn’t like it. I tried DDO, same. I considered Conan (used to love reading the comics) and Warhammer (had promise before launch), but didn’t bother trying them after reading a few reviews. I want to do end-game raiding and hate being ganked, so those two wouldn’t suit me.
It’s not like my mind is closed to the possibility something could be awesome in the future. Star Wars online kind of interests me, Star Trek online might have but it looks like a single-player game. Allods actually looks very promising.
That’s it. Basically, five years of WoW and not much prospect of it changing for the next few years either.
I killed Onyxia in the old days
So I made sure to log on to get my Onyxia whelp.
Since I’m married with kids, and put some effort into my family, and have a heavy job, I usually get to raid one night a week in a long uninterrupted session, then do some 5-mans on a few other nights. Over the years, there have been times when I’ve got to two or three nights raiding (40-man), plus a few nights to muck around.
Only playing one game, and being really good at it, is my preference. I prefer that. Suits my personality. (You can assess your own with the linked tool).
I have no regrets, never do really. Regrets are for indecisive people who make bad decisions in the first place.
Dedication to WoW, and more pwnwear
Last night I upgraded the pwnwear hosting account significantly, and paid for a year in advance.
The recent discussion on loser DK players plus Tykot offering to write, crystallised a goal for me to produce content to help DKs tank better (or perhaps for noobs to learn how to tank in the first place). So I can continue to contribute to the tanking and DK community, I needed more headroom on the site (I served 21GB of data in November, admittedly because I have a fairly graphic-heavy site, and went over the host limit I had).
I’ve done a bit of forward-planning and over time will get more guides and similar content up on the site, including some DK dps and pvp content from other authors, but what I write myself will be about tanking.
So I’m going to keep playing WoW of course and have no intentions to go anywhere else really.
Who else is a one-game player?
I wondered, how unusual am I? The best comparison would be to others in my circumstance: married with kids and a responsible job, do you play other games with any seriousness?
Younger guys without families are in a different category, since they have more time, and I’d expect more than one game. (Lucky buggers).