Monday, May 21, 2007

“95% of this game is half mental.” Yogi Berra

This week I hope to post about some things the average computer user should, if not know intimately, at least should be aware of. Now I do not expect you to run out and start using these sites but in the same way a gigantic portion of the public watches the show American Idol or pays attention to what happens in baseball we should at least be aware there are such things even if we do not watch it.

To begin, this is a game that has eight million registered users that use their service called World Of Warcraft. It is a type of game called a MMORPG, a massive multiplayer online role playing game. This means you sign on to a virtual world that is gigantic. You can follow the game goals like killing monsters and collecting treasure and the like but it also serves another purpose, socializing. Because the game is available worldwide you play and interact with people from all over the planet. You can adventure with them as a team or act out your character. This is not a game you play lightly;it is a commitment that may take up to eight hours a day. To understand this game and it's players you must stop thinking of the game that has an end and then you are finished because this game is effectively without one. You play, make your character grow over time and hopefully meet some new friends. If you go the their site you can watch trailers about the game and it's play. If this inspires you give it a try.

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