“The Crack’s in the Mail”

Visit SiteLordy lordy, my copy of World of Warcraft has arrived.

If you’ve been living under a rock, World of Warcraft is the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (or MMORPG) that was launched by Blizzard Entertainment late last November. As of now, it’s got something like 1.5 million players worldwide, handily crushing its competitors.

I got to play in the early alpha test almost a year before launch, so I figured I would stay burned out on it. But no…it still beckons! I kind of miss beating up Murlocs and Troggs. I never hit level 60 either, content to travel the world to gape at the landscape, which is stunningly-well art directed.

Part of the renewed draw is that a few of my friends are playing, and it will be fun to hang out with them again, virtually, in a kick-ass fantasy setting. The tough part will be picking a server! Plus, it’s actually a pretty cheap hobby, monetarily speaking. As a time sink, it’s unspeakably evil. We’ll just have to see how it goes.

Oh, and kudos to Blizzard for including a real manual. It’s a perfect-bound book, just like the old days! It’s a little small so it fits in the box, but still…awesome.