Lion of the Blogosphere

Installing World of Warcraft…

You can play for free until Sunday evening, and there’s a new expansion coming in August that will reset everything and pretty much put you at the same level as someone who has been playing the game for ten years, so this seems like a good time to give it a try.

And I suck at Overwatch because it requires skill that I simply don’t have. I think it’s easier to succeed at WoW because it’s just based on how much time you put into it, so you always feel like you’re advancing in the game.

I’ll let you know how it turns out.

UPDATE

Well this is boring, the character I used to have is gone and I had to start out as Level 1, and I don’t remember anything about the game or what I’m supposed to do.

UPDATE 2

I found my Level 73 Priest (I just had to log into the right server) and he’s in some very inhospitable place called the “Maw of Neltharion” and I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. I guess I need to start with some tutorials. WoW is not a game you can just casually start playing. You need to study for it.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 23, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Nerdy stuff

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  1. You live in New York which is an entertainment capital and you are stick inside playing video games? In the summer time no less?

    Jeff

    June 23, 2018 at EDT am

    • It’s raining.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      June 23, 2018 at EDT am

      • Why don’t you spend that time getting a wife and having kids?

        Jeff

        June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Even worse, he’s playing MMORPGs.

      D.

      June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

  2. Please, for your own sake, do not install WoW.

    ipc

    June 23, 2018 at EDT am

  3. When it comes to the number of women they have sex with over the course of a year, 100 NFL fans = 1,000 sci-fi nerds = 10,000 WoW players.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    June 23, 2018 at EDT am

    • This is a vast overstatement. Vin Diesel plays World of Warcraft.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      June 23, 2018 at EDT am

      • One exception means nothing.

        Peter

        ironrailsironweights

        June 23, 2018 at EDT am

  4. I wonder how veteran players are going to feel about losing years and years of experience points or whatever they are called in the game. I imagine they will feel pretty much cheated and betrayed.

    I don’t know a thing about World of Warcraft, but it does occur to me that the game operators face a conundrum. After the game has been going on long enough, potential new players will be deterred by the fact that they will never catch up to the leaders in terms of in-game points. And if you address this problem by restarting the game at square one, long term players will be alienated.

    When you think about it, one of the things being sold by games like this is the opportunity to compete for and accumulate social status in a somewhat fair way. As opposed to real life, where the game is totally rigged.

    fortaleza84

    June 23, 2018 at EDT am

    • “I wonder how veteran players are going to feel about losing years and years of experience points or whatever they are called in the game. I imagine they will feel pretty much cheated and betrayed.”

      Blizzard does this reset every two years or so. I believe the top-level gear from the before the release is better than any gear people will acquire for the first two or three weeks, so in that way they feel better about it.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      June 23, 2018 at EDT am

    • No one is actually being reset to 0. The new expansions generally are considered nearly a fresh start for all characters though since the game developer wants new players to be on roughly equal footing with old ones who are tackling new content. So there is some amount of speed up occurring. AFAIK. I do not play.

      WoW Prole

      June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

  5. You can already get a free level 100 boost and a paid 110 boost. It’s also legal (in a roundabout way) to buy gold- you buy a $20 in game token then sell it on the auction house for gold. And remember death knights start at level 50 and exit into the world at 55.

    My problem with wow is you’re pretty much stuck with crappy gear as a PVE player. All the good stuff is through pvp and groups.

    If you are even semi serious about playing check out the server stats before selecting one. Some are empty or heavily imbalanced.There are sites online with statistics.

    I love the game for its music and graphics. Also enjoy playing the auction house as a standalone game.

    toomanymice

    June 23, 2018 at EDT am

    • You get a level 110 boost when you buy the new Expansion pack for $50 (which you need to play the game anyway at the same level everyone else is playing).

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. [[I think it’s easier to succeed at WoW because it’s just based on how much time you put into it, so you always feel like you’re advancing in the game.]]

    Wow is as easy or difficult as you want to make it. You can literally (sorry) wander around aimlessly and level up. You could even level up doing nothing but cooking and fishing quests, never leaving the capital cities.

    Or you can approach it strategically, get involved with guilds and heroic level raids.

    There are people who play the game just to role play with each other. The list is endless- I sometimes think there are infinite ways to play this game.

    toomanymice

    June 23, 2018 at EDT am

  7. WoW is boring. Always has been. It’s not 2004, There are way more things to do now.

    S Marta Sa

    June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

  8. You shouldn’t have lost your characters, I would make sure you used the right account.. People still have their OG characters from 2004 after not not logging in for 13 years..

    Kaz

    June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

  9. [I have no idea what I’m supposed to do.]

    1) reset specialization and talent tree (since it’s been so long) 2) make sure all your abilities are in your action bar 3) click everything that lights up when you’re attacked. If my 6 year old can do it, so can you!

    toomanymice

    June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

  10. Playing World of Warcraft seems like a horrible use of your time

    Alex

    June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

    • This WoW-player-shaming is getting out of hand.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

      • As long as you’re not spending a ridiculous amount of time playing, you’re getting everything else done in life that you need and want, and you’re enjoying yourself then don’t worry what other people think about it.

        “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

        destructure

        June 24, 2018 at EDT am

    • This WoW-player-shaming is getting out of hand.

      They forget the Lion is shameless.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

  11. Instead of playing World of Warcraft you should instead play the 2003 masterpiece Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic and its darker/superior 2004 sequel Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. These are single player games which are easier and better than player vs player games. You can also choose between the good and evil path with both offering separate dialogs, outcomes, and abilities. Both games are set in a Star Wars prequel universe far better than the movies as well. KoToR will give you a better Star Wars experience than anything you’ve seen on screen and you’ll learn what inspired some of the characters of the new trilogy like Ray and Kylo Ren.

    redarmyvodka

    June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

  12. aka World of Virginity.

    icelandic phallological museum

    June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Video games are basically a system of destroying the white white race. How many white gamers do you know with girlfriends or wives? The ones who do have a gf or a wife are with an Asian…

      Video games are horrible and any serious country would ban them. There just as bad for you as smoking.

      anon

      June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “How many white gamers do you know with girlfriends or wives?”

        You probably have the cause and effect wrong. Most gamers play games because they have nothing else better to do; if they had a wife or a girlfriend then they wouldn’t be gaming.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Gaming is a necessary escape from the hyper feminized public school system as well.

        redarmyvodka

        June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I have a patient who claims that her husband, after he got out of the Army, did nothing but play video games and paid no attention to her or their infant daughter. She divorced him.

        Hermes

        June 24, 2018 at EDT am

      • “You probably have the cause and effect wrong. Most gamers play games because they have nothing else better to do; if they had a wife or a girlfriend then they wouldn’t be gaming.”

        I would guess that cause and effect runs in both directions, that being a gamer makes you less attractive to women. Even ignoring the stigma, it sucks down time that could be used improving one’s fitness, social-status, and wealth in the real world. It gives you the feeling of accomplishment without actually accomplishing anything that would be attractive to women.

        fortaleza84

        June 24, 2018 at EDT am

  13. OT…

    sweden just got mannschafted hard.

    football and HBD is rich earth for digging.

    icelandic phallological museum

    June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

  14. Playing wow is basically giving up on life. Are you OK lion?

    anon

    June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

    • This WoW-shaming is really getting out of hand.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I am shaming you because I want to help you. Gaming should have a stigma attached to it to deter people from doing it. Lion, why not start bodybuilding or at least getting in shape in the gym instead of wasting away in front of a screen?

        anon

        June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Gaming is a vastly better hobby than being a cuck watching sportsball like most people.

        There is a reason gaming is taking away market share from TV, movies, and other crap.

        Gaming is interactive media which serves the male need of being a hero having purpose.

        redarmyvodka

        June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

      • True, video games are better than sportsball, but they are rapidly being infected by SJWism just like everything else. There is a huge push for female heroines, nonwhite characters, gay plotlines, etc.

        Hermes

        June 24, 2018 at EDT am

  15. I played wow for 4 years in my teens and it destroyed me.

    I went from a popular kid in school who was super athletic (not that smart though) to a gangly, awkward nerd who today at 24 still hasn’t gotten laid.

    Sitting stopped over a screen for 8 hours a day for 4 years destroyed me. My muscles atrophied, my posture got bent out of shape completely — I couldn’t even walk or stand properly. People would always say to me, “shoulders back”, or “you walk funny”. If only I had heeded their comments…

    Video games are radioactive. They render you infertile. No girl wants to go out with a gamer. That’s why any serious nation would ban games and encourage kids to play outdoors, whether that be sports or just generally mucking around outside.

    Now at 24 I am taking steps to undo all of the damage. But it’s tough.

    anon

    June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I quit games when I was 17, but I replaced it with the alt-right (or whatever the alt-right was called back then). So instead of getting my shit together at 17, I stayed in my room and read View from the Right and Sailer, spent hours pouring over IQ and HBD studies and learning “hate facts”.

      anon

      June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Is this a parody post?

        Alex

        June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Hate-facts are the biggest crack on earth.

        chris

        June 24, 2018 at EDT am

    • We live in a degenerate age where addictions of all sorts are the norm. It’s a sign that mind, body, and spirit are not in harmony. The ancients understood that everything in moderation was the key to a happy life.

      redarmyvodka

      June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I study military history. I spend about 20 minutes a day with a written text (bios of people who have been to war, detailed descriptions of military campaigns, that sort of thing) and I spend a decent amount of time learning about guns, scouting out hills and forests where ambushes could take place: and I try to stay healthy and to understand what it takes to stay energetic enough not to fail, in the time of war, to be what the men who serve under my command (I imagine myself as a captain, at the least – well I was an O-3 for 16 years, so I guess “imagine” is not the right verb) expect: someone who may feel fear but does not show it, someone who wants to win, who knows why winning is important, and knows how to make sure the other guy is gonna lose.

      That is better than being real good at any video game. Also you can get in a lot of lepidoptery and botany and ornithology on the side . . .

      Video games are for losers, unless you make enough off of a video game to buy a house and a nice car …

      howitzer daniel

      June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I’ve been told that in medieval England football was outlawed so the healthy young common men would spend their free time at archery, a valuable skill should the nobles feel like going to war with somebody.

      Gozo

      June 24, 2018 at EDT am

  16. This is really bad news, … WoW is a black hole, you need intervention. Have you picked up your copy of Bronze Age Mindset yet?

    Apothecary

    June 23, 2018 at EDT pm


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