Wow Addiction

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The Way of WoW

One of my sad addictions is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (mmorpg) named World of Warcraft (WoW). It has amassed over 12 million subscribers. It has addicted many people, killed a few, and yet married others. But how does one actually start playing this “crack cocaine” of the gaming world. I’ll take you thru the basic ins and outs of starting your addiction in this essay. Yes, this essay is the gateway drug to WoW, and I’ll be your dealer.
First you’ll need the actual hardware and software. I won’t go too much into detail here. You’ll need a very comfortable mouse as you will be clicking and moving that little piece of pointer magic until your fingers lose all sense of feeling and they fall off. Then you’ll need to make sure your computer and video cards can handle this beasty! You can easily find the system requirements on the WoW website ( www.worldofwarcraft.com). The next portion is the actual software. There is currently the main game and two expansions, The Burning Crusade and The Lich King, with a much anticipated third installment called Cataclysm which is due out on December 7th of this year. Install all that as well as a few gigs of patches and you are ready to start your “noob” status. Noobs is a terminology used by many gamers to signify new players, or players who don’t know how to play well. The last part of setting yourself up for the technical part of the addiction is to set up a monthly subscription with the software company Blizzard Entertainment. It usually runs about $15.00 a month, with longer term subscriptions being less. This is also done through their main website.
Once you’ve got all the hardware and software installed, you are ready for the fun. The first task is a somewhat difficult one. Choosing a server. The game hosts multiple servers on multiple continents. They have them in every time frame…...

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