What makes WoW so damn addictive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMcGee123
    *sigh* all right, somebody go to Mario's basement with a laptop and die.
    Can I pick?
    I pick the Gotti family.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


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    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    @psychopath: Okies, I'll have a look for them.
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    Thanks guys, lots of little bits of useful info. Keep it coming!
    (And I know there are more WoW / MMORPG fans here, show yourselves!)
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    Personally what makes online games addictive for me, is that playing with other people means that it's different every time, whereas playing against AI, the majority of the time they'll play the same.

    This is what keeps me interested in counter strike anyway :P

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    too bad we are talking about WoW where most of the time you are fighting AI mobs

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniperSAS
    too bad we are talking about WoW where most of the time you are fighting AI mobs
    Ewww! This guy doesn't play PvP! Hiss him!

    *hiiiiissssssssss*
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    Ewww! This guy doesn't play PvP! Hiss him!

    *hiiiiissssssssss*
    edit- let me change this post to a question actually

    do you get experience points from fighting pvp? (serious question)
    Last edited by SniperSAS; 06-20-2006 at 05:30 PM.

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    WoW rules.
    Staying away from General.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethic
    WoW rules.
    yeah i love paying a monthly fee to ceasely attack the same enemies over and over again until i finally get enough experience to see the numbers in a database increase slightly

    edit- i would also like to personally thank you for that valuable contribution to the discussion
    Last edited by SniperSAS; 06-20-2006 at 05:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniperSAS
    edit- let me change this post to a question actually

    do you get experience points from fighting pvp? (serious question)
    No, who wants experience points? Then my twink would gain levels and my fungi wouldn't be as awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    No, who wants experience points? Then my twink would gain levels and my fungi wouldn't be as awesome.
    what level is your twink, level 1?

    oh and what level is the character that got the equipment for your twink?
    Last edited by SniperSAS; 06-20-2006 at 05:46 PM.

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    I haven't played EQ in ages. My twink was in the 30s. Dwarf Rogue, all the standard twink gear, etc, etc. I got the gear for it myself with one of my level 65s.

    No, but I did a lot of PvPing outside of my twink. It's just fun. I could never play on a PvE server. It's so boring.
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    oh wait you are talking about everquest? nevermind then

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    I was a druid in WoW.
    Staying away from General.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniperSAS
    oh wait you are talking about everquest? nevermind then
    There was a fungi in WoW?
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    Teh cyborz keeps me in WoW lawl.

    But seriously, it's the social aspect of the game that keeps me there. The challenge of organizing 40 people to achieve the same thing is something that I really enjoy, especially looking back and seeing what we've done.
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