This is my 1st entry in the 30 days of WarCraft series of articles.
I first started playing WoW in February of 2006. The game was a Christmas gift from my wife, but I waited nearly two months before I installed the software. Somehow I knew what a time vampire it was going to be. That was a relatively hectic period in my life, so I thought it best to wait until things settled down before I started my new addiction hobby.
Truth be told, the game didn’t look all that intriguing to me at first. I mainly wanted to try it because I’d heard it was a good benchmark for PC performance. I had purchased a super duper computer in the Spring of ’05, and wanted to see what a game like WoW would look like on it.
But, still… regardless of whether or not the game looked appealing at first, I knew in the back of my mind that it was likely going to take ahold of me. 😉
During the weeks leading up to my first login experience, I pored through the strategy guide she’d also bought me. In fact, we both did. It was fun looking at the different races, classes, etc… and pondering what race/class combo we’d like to create. At that time, she had no intentions of playing the game with me, but that would soon change…
My wife was out of town for a few days on business, so I figured that would be a good time to play around with the new game she’d given me for Christmas. After a lengthy installation process, I logged in for the first time.
I was blown away. Having not really been a gamer — my only other real gaming experience was Diablo and Diablo II — I was floored by the graphics and the game play. I was immediately hooked.
My wife, who had been playing DII LoD with me, was instantly taken by it as well.
When I first showed her WoW, after she returned from her business trip, her first words were… “give me the install discs”!
Well, that ship has sailed for her, as she quit playing two years ago, but I’m still huntering on as you can see… 😀
Well, that’s the story about how I got started, and when. So how about you..? When did you first start playing WoW..?