Hey El Moochadores! It’s been a hell of a good day to be in the World of Warcraft because as many of you already know WoW’s fourth expansion, Cataclysm launched last night at midnight. I’ve spent a lot of time reading about last nights launch parties, the lines of eager fans braving the cold for their collectors edition, and peoples first impressions about the new player classes and starting zones. And like many other WoW enthusiast I’ve spent most of my day playing some of the new stuff and for the most part enjoying the heck out of it. Consequently, I don’t have a very good ponderthis week. In fact, the only thing I have to wonder about is…
why the hell would anyone get in a line outside a store in the month of December to buy a game they could have just as easily downloaded weeks before from the comfort of their own little nerd hole? Okay, I know there are many die hard collectors out there who insist on having the boxes and every special feature inside, but seriously, won’t those same boxed versions still be on the shelf tomorrow morning or next week, all ready for easy (non-freezing midnight) purchase? Again, I don’t know. But if you are some one who braved the cold, fought the fatigue, and got the special boxed version and you are loving the hell out of it, please let us know all about it and why you like it so much.
Moving on; I have to say this latest expansion of WoW has been mostly awesome. I say
mostly because although I loved the new Goblin starting zone, the Worgen, was kind of
meh. Though I think it holds it’s own against the other SZ’s of vanilla WoW and later expansions, it just wasn’t as much fun as the Goblin SZ. Which, if you haven’t made a Goblin toon yet please go make one and give the area a try, it is freaking amazing. With out trying to give to much away or spoil any part of the game, just let me say this was like a really fun mix of Saints Row and World of Warcraft, with just a little less car-jacking but still with some sweet, sweet rides.
Again, I’m not going to write a whole lot here because I’m still playing (and I want to get back) and I’m still forming opinions about the game. I don’t know if I’ll regularly play this Goblin, but I did have a lot of fun working him through his first few levels today.