I’ve been playing WoW since January 2007 — just about two weeks before The Burning Crusade dropped. I remember rambling around Stormwind and seeing a Draenei for the first time. I was awed and amazed. And a confused little noob. I’ve only taken one break during my WoW career (when I moved from the ATL to Nashville). I’ve had a lot of fun, but also a lot of frustration.
Not to beat a dead horse, but I’ve never had the opportunity to raid “for real” — hindered by “newbieness”, real life, or PUG luck. Ever since Wrath came out, my husband has been receding from WoW and seeking out other things to do (mostly read online manga and watch Mythbusters… >.>) so I’ve also been playing alone. Sure, I have a couple of Real ID friends who say “hey” (and that’s it) but I am missing the real social interaction of actually playing with people.
Don’t get me wrong — I recently joined Waypoint on Medivh-US and they’re a great bunch of people. But it appears that most only login for raids (or login after I’ve gone to bed — I’m a little 89-year-old lady on the inside), so g-chat is quite sparse. OMG DISCO ILY don’tbemadatme. O_O
So! I’ve convinced my husband to try Rift and last night he got interested. We’re probably going to unsub from WoW for awhile (since we really don’t want to pay for something we’re not playing) and give Rift a real try.