I'll be honest with you here - I am possibly the only man on the planet who hasn't ever played World of Warcraft
. It's not because I don't like Blizzard or MMORPGs, or even that think its a bad game. Those things are all ancillary to the real reason and the truth is that WoW
scares me to my quivering, geeky core.
I'm a competitive person when it comes to computer games, you see. I can willingly lose in any sport or activity I'm forced to try my hand at, but when the action is virtual then I'll discard my real-life commitments and plunge myself deeply into the process of being the best or most knowledgeable at whatever game I happen to playing. I have to complete games fully wherever possible but with a game like WoW
it's very possible that I'd die before I'd get anywhere close.
So, you can imagine the extent of my seat-staining when I found out that Blizzard were now thinking of making a new MMO.
's lead designer, Jeffrey Kaplan, dropped the first hints over at CVG
. Though he stressed that Blizzard doesn't have "anything official"
to announce on the topic just yet, he did say:
"As far was working on another MMO project or a WoW 2, obviously as a company we'd be very interested in further exploring the MMO space."
True, it's as bland and throwaway a comment as we may expect at this point but it already has the Warcrack addicts panting and screaming for more of the precious MMO/narcotic.
Ever try your hand at World of Warcraft
? How many hours did you spend on it? Let us know in the forums