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    So, who is mobbing game stores tomorrow (16 jan)?

    On 16 Jan, the new WoW expansion comes out. Who is going to be hitting their local shops and doing the rush for a copy?

    Me, I preordered it, but pretty much quit WoW. Having played since it was released, I have a number of characters strewn about servers. I quit for a bit a couple months ago because of school, came back, my raid guild was gone, and pretty much all the people on my friends list were gone or ebayed.

    Without RL friends, WoW is boring after you get more than 1-2 chars to 60, then into MC, OL, BWL, AQ40 then Naxx. I have two disc priests, two resto druids (one for each faction), and the usual response to a request looking for a group these days is (and I'm trying to quote the grammar style as well) "wtf a group need healers for? they suk in DPS." [1]

    After a bit of that, I decided to do the right and reasonable thing. Cancel my WoW subscription, but keeping the account so if real life friends decide to play again, I can pick up [2] later on with them. I then joined a sizable number of people who like MMOs but were burned out with WoW, and went to EQ2.

    EQ2 is more like EQ2.5. It had some notorius issues which drove away players when it launched (a couple weeks after WoW did), but SOE managed to improve the game to the point where it is on the same playability level as WoW.

    EQ2 is more graphics card intensive than WoW, has limited PvP (except on the PvP servers which I've not tried, and I've heard its pretty brutal over there), and doesn't have the throngs of people that WoW does, but the population it has is at least miminally competant when it comes to groups and raids, and people are more than willing to help out with getting quests completed. Higher levels can "mentor" lower levels basically changing their effective level to a lower level so everyone gets exp. Miss a raid quest at level 21? Grab one person in that level range, a bunch of others, mentor down, and finish it.

    [1]: There are a number of adults in WoW, but it seems that a good number of the population is of a young age with little mastery of English grammar or politeness.

    [2]: There is a meme in WoW where if someone states they are quitting, the first thing to reply is, "can I have your stuff?"
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    Some people at my school were talking about WoW last week, I was lost.

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    I read that...and I have no idea what in the world you're talking about.

    Wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus
    I read that...and I have no idea what in the world you're talking about.

    Wow
    Whew .... oops, I mean wow .... I thought I was the only square who didn't get this thread.

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    The place my wife bought the expansion from opens at 11:00 tonight, and will hand out copies to reserved customers at midnight. I don't play WoW but my wife's a feind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer
    Whew .... oops, I mean wow .... I thought I was the only square who didn't get this thread.
    You guys are n00bs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    You guys are n00bs.
    HUGE n0obZ.
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    ummmm....
    I'm more lost than usual.
    I'll go back to my old fart of a life now

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer
    Whew .... oops, I mean wow .... I thought I was the only square who didn't get this thread.
    I understood that he plays world of warcraft, beyond that I'm clueless.

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    He used to play WoW. Now he plays EverQuest. n0ob.
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    I was into Warcraft III quite a bit, and I wanted to play WoW. ...Until I found out that you have to pay a monthly fee of like $15!! I have more important things to spend $15 a month on, like drugs and women. Sheesh!

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    Yes! Cheap drugs and cheap women! Only $15/mo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    Yes! Cheap drugs and cheap women! Only $15/mo!
    it's possible
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    I don't have to play the buy the expansion before it's sold out game.....I play Eve online
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    I don't play WoW or any of those MMORPG's. I'll stick to Final Fantasy and Zelda thank you very much.

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    I'm old school. UO.
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    I play tiddly winks...
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    I don't have to play the buy the expansion before it's sold out game....
    I couldn't understand this, so I had babelfish translate it to Portuguese and back. The results: I do not have that to play the purchase the expansion before is vendida for is of the game...

    About the same.

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    I'd rather take a stun gun to the groin.
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    Not enough time to play open-ended online games, and I've lost the will to spend the money necessary to keep up with the market (new consoles, computer upgrades). I'll stick to the old classics. I'm halfway through replaying Ultima Underworld at the moment.

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    Anyone ever play Nethack? Old school, baby! I used to play that for a couple hours a day! I need to install it on this computer now...God I'm such a NURD!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    Anyone ever play Nethack? Old school, baby! I used to play that for a couple hours a day! I need to install it on this computer now...God I'm such a NURD!!
    woah! I play console nethack all the damned time here at work to pass the time

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    I lived with two WoW addicts last year. *Shudder*

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1slowbastard
    I couldn't understand this, so I had babelfish translate it to Portuguese and back. The results: I do not have that to play the purchase the expansion before is vendida for is of the game...

    About the same.
    hahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    I'd rather take a stun gun to the groin.
    Rather than what?

    Play a video game? A penis shock would probably hurt.

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