I confessed to Audrey at ISTE that I’d started playing WoW again. I have several reasons for doing so. One, Geeky Boy started playing again. He has a couple of local friends that play, and they’ve encouraged him. They do a lot of stuff face-to-face together, too, and if WoW can solidify their friendship, then I’m all for it. I might level a character on his server just for fun. Two, after I get my work done for the day, there’s not much else I want to do. I like the active nature of gaming–as opposed to watching tv or yes, even reading. When the family’s around, we go to the pool or into the city or some such, but if they’re not around, then I’m not going to do that stuff on my own. Playing WoW is social (when there are people on), which also appeals to me.
I’m 99% sure this won’t last through the school year as I’m too exhausted to do much of anything when I get home from school. All the guild stuff doesn’t start until 9:30, and that’s my bed time during the school year. I need to move to the west coast. 🙂 Also, the new content isn’t thrilling. There have been a couple of things that have impressed me, but in general, most of the stuff is the same with different costumes and colors. So I’m not drawn to the game for its content. We’ll see.