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World of Warcraft Beginner Annoyances

Ok, so it’s now been about 24 hours since I installed World of Warcraft on my computer again. I’ve played a bit last night and today, and the world is every bit as vast, rich and engaging as I remember it to be.

However… I also was quickly reminded of some of the annoyances of the game. Not a lot… and nothing too serious… but for some reasons they’re bugging me more this time around than they did last time.

1) Running
Holy crap is can take FOREVER just to get from one place to another (especially at the lower levels when you don’t have spells or a mount to get you around faster. Even just running the simplest of beginners quests can take ages just to run to the place you need to do it and get back. Heaven forbid your inventor gets full before your quest is done and you want to run back to a town to sell the stuff… only to then have to run back, finish the quest and run back to the town again. I understand the advantages to this system… but that doesn’t stop it from being a bit annoying when you’re starting.

2) Repetitive grind leveling
Pretty much the only thing to do when you’re starting out as a level 1 character is to get to level 2… then repeat for a few more levels before you get into the really interesting stuff. I’ve only been back at it for a day and for some reason this time around I can’t stand sitting at my computer more than about 20 minutes at a time just doing the same thing over and over and over an over again. Killing the same easy monsters in the same way repeatedly. It gets annoying… and worse… boring

3) Use Stone only once per hour
You know the stone… the one you can use to teleport yourself back to your inn. It’s a great help against the annoyance of point #1. The problem is once you use it… you can’t use it again until its “cool down” period elapses… which is 60 minutes. Grrrrr… that bothers me.

The game is still one of the best ever made…. but I gotta tell you this time around I’m really not worried at all about getting addicted to it again. Now I’m not even 100% sure I’m going to play it again tomorrow (I probably will… but not 100% sure)

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October 31, 2007 - Posted by | Games

9 Comments »

  1. I’ve tried quitting WoW 3 times, and have failed each time. It has a mysterious way of pulling people back into it.

    What race/class did you choose this time around, and what server are you on?

    Comment by bpineau | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  2. I’m a human mage this time around named “Rampageous”. Ummm… which server I’m on is a good question. It’s one that has a “LOW” population so far… and I think it starts with “Man…”

    Hope that helps

    Comment by campea | October 31, 2007 | Reply

  3. Welcome back to WoW John! 😉 I’m power-levelling my Hunter right now at the Desolace … I love how I can just leave my pet to die while I run away from danger! mwahahaa

    Comment by wurlocke | November 1, 2007 | Reply

  4. Oh, there’s this nifty WoW tool at http://armory.worldofwarcraft.com where you can search for your char.

    I’m thinking this is you. =)

    Comment by wurlocke | November 1, 2007 | Reply

  5. HAHA! That’s a cool tool! And yes… that’s me alright!

    Comment by campea | November 1, 2007 | Reply

  6. I know I am a bit late to comment on this post, but you should try playing GWs if those things annoy you 🙂

    Comment by idta1985 | December 4, 2007 | Reply

  7. Hahaha .. i agree …but i found this guide and it’s really awesome … kinda helped out with the whole FAST LEVELING thing .. and i didnt get “LOST” much …

    Check it out

    http://snappyworld.com/teamidemise.html

    Comment by Sundance | August 6, 2010 | Reply

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