Thursday, August 25, 2011

Seriously World of Warcraft? Level 20?

I have been holding this back for too long. I have been in World of Warcraft rehab for quite some time. It was a huge addiction for me when I was younger. However, I still catch up with the latest news surrounding the franchise. I am still an avid gamer on other platforms, but World of Warcraft will remain a huge part of my life.

I read a few weeks ago that World of Warcraft was going to allow gamers to play the game for free. From the way it sounds, it was absolutely amazing. I felt World of Warcraft has made more than enough money from the monthly payments to the expansions coming out all the time. It was now just going to be a free game for everyone to be a part of. That is until I read the rest of the article.

You are allowed to play the game for free until you get to level 20. Once you reach that level, then you have to pay in order to continue on with your journey. I don't know about ya'll but that it is utterly insane. I don't want to cuss, but that is fucked up.

First, do you know how much stress a person has to go through in order to get to level 10? That is the ultimate test for a gamer, especially when they are playing the Final Fantasy games. You cannot imagine how hard it is to get to level 10 every time I play a game from that franchise. It's like my life depended on it forever.

I am not mocking the franchise in anyway. World of Warcraft has been so good to me throughout the years. I can't tell you how many amazing adventures I got from playing the game. But I'm sure every gamer will agree with me when I say "You made more than enough. Let the games play for free now."

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