Tag: world of warcraft

Virtual worlds like World of Warcraft have long been known to mirror certain aspects of real life. It has often been supposed that people play games like World of Warcraft exactly because of that fact; some elements are so comfortably similar to real life that it makes the gameplay experience a lot easier to adapt to. A game that is completely foreign to gamers would have a very limited appeal. We can embrace and enjoy the known, with a small…

I shouldn’t be left late at night with a microphone and a harrowing tale to tell: (If you can’t see the player, you’ll have to visit my blog. It should also be at the bottom, if you’re using Google Reader!) Tonight I tell the tale of, in the form of an audio blog, ‘healthy alternative transport’ gone wrong. The tale of how I almost log my legs trying to traverse the pretty (but seemingly deadly) city of Amsterdam. It was…

So far I’ve discussed in quite general terms the kinds of guilds you can see running around in World of Warcraft, why they exist, and their drives and purposes. Next, I covered in quite grizzly and unpleasant detail who the most common characters in a hardcore guild are. Now that you know the why, and the who, it’s time to talk about how you progress as a guild. I’ve missed out a few steps here (and I will go back…

If you are more interested in the players found in regular raiding guilds, you might find this article more interesting. A few days I spoke very generally about the kinds of guild you can find in World of Warcraft. It was by no means an exhaustive list, just an idealised list of guild types that cover most of the bases. Now I’m going to go a little deeper and actually describe the kinds of personalities tend to accumulate in Hardcore…

In my previous entry I spoke about WoW itself. Hopefully drew an illustrative picture of the most successful multiplayer game of all time (and probably for the next decade, or until Blizzard’s next-generation MMO is released). It’s quite important that you understand just what WoW is before you can hope to ‘conquer’ it. You need to know what makes the game (and gamers) tick; you need to know what keeps people subscribing, month after month. ‘What does this have to…

Well, a large portion of my life at least. Not quite all, but… an uncomfortably high percentage of it. Anyway, I’ve started a serious series of posts, about being the guild leader of a successful World of Warcraft guild. This is obviously a series of posts aimed at gamers in general, and WoW players in specific. You might find it interesting if you’re an outsider looking in — a girlfriend of a WoW addict perhaps, or maybe someone that’s interested…