What about WoW?

I’ve been playing World of Warcraft for a few months now. I think that this is the most enjoyable MMORPG that I have ever played. It’s probably a combination of who I am playing with and how I have approached playing that has made it so fun to play, but the game design has also played a large part.

I was playing my hunter class character and thinking about the concept of having a pet in the game. I know other MMORPGs have done this, but it always seemed poorly implimented or very flat. The ammount of control a hunter has over their pet, the complexity of pet growth, and the interface for pet interaction, all contribute to a really polished and interesting class to play. I could say the same for almost every class and race in the game.

I know that many people have been upset with server problems, but when the game you are trying to play is this good, it seems worth it. We’re not talking about Asheron’s Call 2 here.

A server called “Yes”

Typically, my Linux servers will just die. Memory, hard drive, motherboard, etc. Something just stops working. Then I rush out, buy a new something and fix it. But my current server has been slowly dying. One ethernet adapter requires me to rebind it to the switch after the driver loads. No idea why. The power supply fan won’t spin up on its own. I have to start it going so the system won’t get too hot and die. And the network adapters cause the machine to hard lock when I transfer files to or from the machine with Samba. That’s not even rational!

So, I think I’m going to have to pull the plug soon and build a new system. Even before this one is totally dead. The little issues are starting to add up.