I got World of Warcraft loaded on one of the computers in the lab downstairs from my office and I logged on for a couple hours of bandit-slaying and emote flirting with Stick. I’ve already said how much I love WoW, and it was so nice to be back on a MMORPG! And, of course, to play with Stick. We made it through a bunch of quests in the dwarven/gnome lands, and because it had been a while since I played WoW or played in that area, I got to enjoy the graphics and the dialogue all over again.
The crowded servers were really choppy, and even on a less populated one, the cities were still laggy. (Yeah, I know. It takes weeks for a letter to make it to China and I’m complaining because my dwarf froze when she tried to loot. This is the disturbing life of a computer geek.)
The only thing I’d change about WoW is creating an adults-only server. No, not that kind of AO, I just mean a new realm where the over-eighteen crowd can quest without constant chatspam about the speaker’s super-cool 60th level on another server. I mean, I don’t need kids around when I’m playing pretend heroes!