I have a confession to make, and it’s one I’ve been trying to avoid. However, it’s just dishonest of me not to come clean about this to you, so no matter how unpleasant it is for me personally… I have to say it.

A while ago I wrote this big blog post about how I was giving up on World of Warcraft. I had done as much as I wanted to do, was tired of it, moving on. I logged on to the game in order to sell my equipment and put all my cash in the Guild Bank… and before I could… I spotted a new button. What’s that for? I never saw that! 

It was a calendar of in-game events, letting me know all the things I’d be missing out on by quitting now. There was also an Achievements button, with hundreds of fun tasks to accomplish in order to get a whooshy-flash and “good-job!” from the game. I toyed around with it for a little while… and started having fun again. I got Lena to log on too and check it out and she loved it just as much as I did.

Two weeks later we were standing in line at midnight outside of Gamestop waiting for our copy of Wrath of the Lich King. It’s even better than the Burning Crusade expansion, which I loved. In short, I was weak, and I am ashamed. Not ashamed enough to stop playing WoW, mind you… but easily ashamed enough to whine about it. 

Gotta run, I only have 35 pets and the next achievement is for 50! Ciao!

13 Responses to 383

  1. Aww, don’t feel guilt. Its a fun game that started out as a trial for me, and ended up my entire household now playing it. All I can say is…..


  2. It is a fun game. I understand what you mean though, it can be hard to stop playing. But in moderation, there is nothing bad about WOW. And I also have to say…..

    FOR THE HORDE!!!!!!

  3. Hi people

    As a fresh holecomic.com user i just want to say hi to everyone else who uses this site <:-)

  4. as long as you still update the comic it’s all good,
    don’t forget to dance in daleran or else you’ll have to wait till next year,
    although mostly I write this comment to say this,

  5. Nice..35 pets. How did you manage that? It would have cost a fortune..
    I can’t wait untill we get the Expansion …


  6. Hi emacrollomdop!

    Lorol: I’ve always collected them, but when the achievements came out I started actually hunting them. There are lots of cheap or free or quest pets out there. I don’t think I’ve purchased any at auction yet. (Though I have gotten a few as gifts.)

  7. *Smites the Alliance Intruder!* hehee

    Yeah, we definately take WoW in moderation.

    Loving the comic, being DnDer myself, I get a kick out of the storylines, and some of the “GM” stuff done to these poor guys. Sounds like something my old GM would do. lol

  8. Hiya. Come visit on Aggramar, folks. I’ll show you where Gunny sleeps. Toilet paper is only 50s a roll.

  9. You’re not blind, it just seemed to me that the comment feature was a much superior way to let people express themselves. I’m still using the forums for gaming though, so it’s still there if you want to go there.

  10. Hi, my name is Kro, and I play WoW.

    I started playing on release day and just couldn’t stop. Every time I tried, they’d add a new patch or expansion. It just kept sucking me in. Then, two months ago, I did it. I quit. I really did – stopped my account and everything. But I’m weak. WEAK I tell you, WEAK! I started playing again. I was gonna “just try it”, to see if it really was that good. No big deal, just play for a few minutes and turn it off, ya’know. I must have blacked out. The next thing I remember, the sun was coming up and I was drooling and bleary-eyed.

    Maybe I’ll quit next year. (sniff)