Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mark - [Practicum Post: 8]

Are you ready? Because this is it...

I've come a long way since the beginning of this practicum project. From the days when I was jealous of Tyla because she got the practicum project that I wanted and never having played World of Warcraft, to today. I have now put over 20 hours into WoW and I can honestly say that I am pleasantly content with the time I put into it. There was a huge learning curve in the beginning, and the install process made me wanna die, but it was all worth it. I've learned a lot from this project.

First off, I've realized that not everyone who plays the game is a creepy person with no life. Its really a game for anyone, whether you're just a casual gamer (like myself) or the hardcore, never-left-the-basement type. Whenever you [the player] are ready, the world is waiting. Perhaps the most amazing thing about the game is its sheer depth. Not only is the scale of the world massive, but the number of quests available to complete is astounding. I put a good chunk of the past few months into the game and I don't think I've even scratched the surface. To add to that, there are numerous game content add-ons available to purchase that expand the game exponentially. In fact, a new one came out just last week. The trailer for the game played every time I tried to log into my account and its all over recent TV commercial ads.

I've had a good time and I met a few cool people along the way. But, when the question gets asked whether or not I'm going to continue playing after this project is done, the answer is "no"... When it comes down to it, I just don't have the time or the money to justify that kind of a commitment. Sure, I enjoyed the assignment, but in the end, it was just that: an assignment. And lets face it, no one likes to do homework after school lets out ;)

So with this post, I bid you all farewell. I leave you with just this viral video: Leeeeeeeeeeeeeroooooooy Jennnnnnnnkins! - Its been good.

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