WoW 2

May 24, 2019

I got an invite to the World of Warcraft Classic Beta. I imagine that's because I've been a paying customer since the night it launched in the early 1900s (I might have the date wrong) and have leveled countless toons. Less than a lot of hardcore players. but more than most.

I've never seriously played a Priest before so I started leveling one then realized that when the game goes live they are going to wipe the beta servers and I'll loose all progress. So I decided to level something that I wasn't going to play and in an area that was new to me. Other then the first toon I had I've always been Horde so I figured I'd level an Alliance night elf. Never played a night elf before (and unlikely to again) so it seemed good for the beta.

It's interesting playing classic Wow again. So many rough edges that they filed away over the years. I imagine it's like someone liking Thimbleweed Park and then going back to the original Monkey Island.

I'm really enjoying all the pointy edges. It seems more raw and honest. I miss the skill trees that modern Wow lacks.

While you could go back and level through original content, it was all nurfed with accelerated leveling and it's fun that it's a small challenge.

I tried to do a little healing in a dungeon run and it's really hard without add-ons. I imagine that classic era add-ons will show up and I have no problem installing them as long as they are time-canon. They might already be out there, I haven't looked.

I felt this tinge to join a guild and start raiding again. My raiding career started with Lich King so I've never done the classic raids while level appropriate.

Zak Phoenix McKracken May 25, 2019
Never played world of Warcraft in all my life. It's too late to start? Does it require a lot of spare time?

Ron Gilbert May 25, 2019
Not a lot of spare time... only around 30-40 hours a week.

Sofie May 25, 2019
Nope. Or, it depends on what you want to do. If you're going for PvP ranks or raiding, that's a commitment, as Ron said. But just leveling you can do at whatever pace you want. For 5-mans you'd best have 2-3 hours available.

Ron Gilbert May 25, 2019
I agree with Sofie.  You can do just a little bit of heroin.  Now, if you'll excuse me... I need to get back to leveling... about ready to unlock some new skills.

Largo May 25, 2019
Don't waste your time on modern WoW it is total crap. You can level casually in Classic, which is really good

NotaMightyPirate May 25, 2019
You should play a Warlock. you can put a Guybrush Threepwood buff on yourself. (Unending breath for 10 minutes)

Also, I love the heck out of your games.

James Steinberg May 25, 2019
Hello kind sir,

Long time WoW player with an unrelated question, having never known you existed before. Is there anywhere I can purchase or download The Curse of Monkey Island FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE ahem... I mean... we'll anyway - it was my favorite game as a child and my CD-ROM copy is missing a disc. I've turnt over my childhood house for it 3 times, sorting through thousands of discs with no luck. Please point me in the direction of your hilarious games. Regardless, I will be naming my Undead Rogue Murray. GAHAHAHA

Arthur May 25, 2019
I do miss a comprehensive explanation, why you won't play NElfs again.

Peter May 25, 2019
I think all the old Monkey Island games are available on GOG. Here's The Curse of Monkey Island, for instance:

If you don't want to pay for it, I'm sure you can find them in less reputable sources too.

Lloyd May 26, 2019
This is incredible. I almost could have written this myself. I only got in the stress test but I decided not to level the toon I planned on playing (Dwarf Priest) so I could run around in zones I might not get to see. I also raided primarily during Lich King and am looking forward to (possibly) raiding. I'm also sure I'll be able to stop whenever I want. It's going to be different this time. I've learned.

Steven May 29, 2019
@Peter , I refuse to play Monkey Island UNLESS it's on my IBM 436, 3.5" Floppy Disk :D

Egor Jun 18, 2019
Mr. Gilbert, what do you think about TES Online? I was a huge fan of the series but never played this one. And now, after the announcement of the new part ( I'm pretty much intrigued. Mostly, because of Khajiit lands, honestly, always was my favorite race

ikomrad Jun 23, 2019
This sounds like fun. I played Wow for a few months back in 2011. I miss the adventures but it was a major time sink. I don't if what I was playing was :Classic" or not, but it was definitely fun.

Fuz Jul 24, 2019
"going back to the original Monkey Island."

Well. I actually go back to Monkey Island at least once a year and it's STILL the best game ever written.