Sunday, February 22, 2009
Reviving The Gamer In Me
At the same time, I also played an online game named Pristontale, which originates from Korea. It was addictive and I was playing from my Uni days until I started working too. However, I abandoned it since the Malaysian Pristontale servers were always lacking updates and the latest events, as compared to other regional servers. Furthermore, there were very little quests and the skill tree had little room for variety, so there was only mindless leveling to be done which becomes boring and unappealing after some time.
During my last years in Uni, Dota appeared as the buzz on Counter-strike died down and began to reign as the most-played game in cybercafes. Somehow, I wasn't caught in the craze and addiction of it. I found it average and didn't really bother with it. I've stopped playing any PC games for more than a year, except experimenting with a free online game called Cabal for a while last year. Great graphics with lots of quests and boosting a combo system, it looked great. But it was still new so the maps were limited and so were the characters and equipments to choose from. Eventually, I got bored of it.
I absolutely love gaming so I'm getting back into it. I'm gonna start by participating in the online game that is most played around the world right now, World of Warcraft. I've been wanting to play a really good online game but felt reluctant to pay for it, which is why I tried Cabal. But now, I wouldn't mind paying a small amount for something that promises hours of fun and enjoyment (NOT sex!).
Blizzard. The very first strategy game I got addicted to was Starcraft. I would play online on Battlenet almost daily in my teen years, challenging players from around Asia. I can't wait for the upcoming Starcraft 2 to be released! As for role-playing games from Blizzard, Diablo I kept me entertained while I was in school and Diablo II had me glued to the PC during my Uni days. Soon, Diablo III will be out! As for hot-selling strategy games, the latest by Blizzard would be Warcraft III and from Warcraft III, spawned Dota and WOW (World of Warcraft). So, it's about damn time I joined the online sensation that is WOW. I just purchased the original World of Warcraft: Battle Chest online from PCgame.com yesterday, which includes the Burning Crusade expansion. Cost me RM 159 but I have a feeling it's gonna be really worth it.
Goodbye, social life! Well...almost =P