Category Archives: World of Warcraft

I Tried

I tried.

I really wanted to give this Final Fantasy game a real go. But try as I might, repeatedly, I could not get my computer to choke down a 45GB download. I’d let it run overnight so it would have all the download juice it could muster, and do so uninterrupted. Well for some reason it did interrupt. Twice. Two nights in a row, my computer would chug along and wait until I had gone to bed before it decided to put a stop to this nonsense. The next morning, I would be greeted with a little error message box that would tell me, in no uncertain terms, that it had decided to stop downloading. And starting over meant just that – right from the beginning.

So what about World of Warcraft?

Look, I’ll be honest. I haven’t paid to play that game in over a year. I level up characters so that I can run the daily quest grind, earn gold, use said gold to buy game tokens, and use THOSE tokens to pay for my subscription. I don’t pay to play, I play to pay.

I don’t raid. I don’t PVP. I don’t buy mounts or pet, nor do I collect said beasts. I kill time in a way that sometimes activates those crazy dopamine receptors, and makes me feel like I accomplished something.

But what about Blizzard and their shitty treatment of their workers, specifically female employees?

Well they fired this pin-whistle for starters.

In reality, firing JAB doesn’t mean much. It’s a token gesture, but it’s a start.

So does this mean I’m back to playing World of Warcraft?

Guess it depends on whether I can talk my computer into working WITH me rather than AGAINST me.