... you mean.. infinity?
But seriously, I played wow on a few private servers (thank you wowstatus) and it's totally stupid. You reach the end of the game and there is nothing there; it takes so long on Blizzard's servers that reaching it is supposed to be an accomplishment, when the only thing you've accomplished is throwing away hours and HOURS meaninglessly. Combat is slow and methodical to the point of dullness through the whole journey.
WoW, and I'd assume games like it, are glorified chatrooms. People that "play" these games arn't doing it for the game, they are doing it for the fragile, thin social hierarchy that they want to be a part of.
New content is added not to bolster the game's playability but to extend the "end game" line further away from anything which could remotely be considered a "casual" player. By extending the gap to endgame, the scores of players that are at the "current" endgame, wallowing in a pit of regret, are overjoyed to uncover that, "hey, I'm not at the end of the game yet! Surely there must be some penultimate feeling or prize waiting! Just a few more blackrock runs and I'll be there..."
It reminds me of the film Dark City. John Murdock, the hero, fights his way to the ends of the city only to discover that there is sheer void at his journey's end; a gaping lack of existence that all but entirely nullified the treacherous trek required to reach it.
To sum up: WoW, any anything like it, is pointless. It's not a game; it's a black hole consuming your wallet and your would-be life. For the life of me I cannot understand why people throw so much away for absolutely nothing.
You can throw the "because it's fun" argument back at me... but honestly, if you are going to, just stop for a moment and ask yourself if it really, truly
is enjoyable, and consider that you, like millions of others, may have simply been duped into thinking
it's fun. Stranger things have happened.
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