Lovely ladies Z and Cinder are doing a blog challenge and anyone can join! Topic of week 15 is “Why do you love WoW and what makes you keep coming back to it?”. You can find other people’s positive posts on their website.
I love WoW. I could probably write a book about this topic so I just chose three reasons why. I think these are somewhat universal. Another reason is mages, I love them and everything about them but not everyone plays a mage so they only get this little shout-out.
Stories and characters
There are so many stories! If you don’t like one, there’s another thousand you might like. When I’m in older zones, doing the side quests often give me more satisfaction than the main story of an expansion. Yes, Deathwing is evil and must be taken care of, but this lady’s veggies are threatened by a boar called Princess and we can’t have that!
Even in WoD, where the main storyline wasn’t the best in my opinion, there were still interesting character with great backstories. Remember Yrel? She was so cool!
My favourite characters (in no particular order) are Jaina Proudmoore, Varian Wrynn, Aegwynn, Anduin Wrynn, Sylvanas Windrunner, Medivh, Lady Liadrin, Khadgar, Yrel, Kalecgos and Aluneth. That’s 11 favourite, important characters which is more than a lot of stories have overall, including the characters I don’t like that much. If I can find so many awesome characters, I’m sure everyone else can find at least one.
There’s something for everyone
And not just characters. Wow is fun, serious, sad, happy, easy, hard, you can play with friends and/or on your own, you can quest, do raids and dungeons on multiple difficulty, collect pets, mounts, toys, achievements, you can explore, read and experience stories, you can battle pets, mobs or other players, you can just run/fly around and look at all the gorgeous pixels and listen to the awesome music. At least one of those things will be for you. And if you get bored with the thing, you can always try another and you might like it.
It keeps getting better
Devs listen to our feedback. There might be the infamous Blizzard pendulum but that just means they try new things and experiment and learn in the process. The game is getting better every patch.
Remember the times when we didn’t have the transmog wardrobe? My characters look much better now, I have fun collecting new pieces and still have some space in my bank. I’m sure all you veterans can name dozens other things that got better.
And do you know what? Let’s do it! Come up with at least 5 things devs made better, 3 different activities you enjoy in game and 5 favourite characters. If you want to, share them in the comments. Let’s remind ourselves and each other why we play this game and how awesome it is.
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I agree with you about doing side quests sometimes being more engaging, as someone who reads and pays attention to quest details. My three favorite activities would be,
1) Exploration and discovering a new thing I hadn’t seen before,
2) Mining and finding rare gems,
3) Doing instances alone, by paying attention to small details.
In fact, it is hard to pick, as WoW offers a lot to those who can enjoy a variety of things other than just rushing to the end game and trying to get the next best gear.
Nice blog by the way 🙂