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!