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Week 2 Wow – Corrina Martinez

By now, I’ve been playing WoW for a week or two, and I’m getting the hang of what I’m supposed to be doing. The first time I played, I was killed twice trying to fight creatures, so I’ve been working on my combat while scouting for other players. I haven’t yet purchased the paid subscription because I’m still trying to figure out if this is a game I want to keep playing or if I should switch to a different game. So far I like WoW and I will probably be sticking with this one, but for now I am still playing the free version. That means I haven’t joined a guild yet, but I have found a couple people to play with. I only frequently play with one person whose username is coughonppl (yes, a very strange name but I suppose an attempt at humor during these strange and unfortunate times? Proof that the pandemic is influencing online worlds). Despite the strange name, it’s been fun playing together. I met them while wondering around one morning when the city was surprisingly empty. They were the only other person there besides me so I decided to try out an informal interview on them. I will attach pictures of the chat to this post. Though our chat may not look like much, I was able to glean a few things from it. The first is that Classic WoW seems to be the more popular of the games. I am not entirely sure which version I am using, but I will probably check on Classic WoW to see what the difference is. I also got a sense of why people play games (at least if this player’s mindset is anything like other players’). When I asked why they decided to play WoW again after stopping for a while, they said that they missed the nostalgic feeling of logging in every morning, so it seems that some of these games hold sentimental value to some players. Perhaps it’s just a revisiting of one’s childhood, or one’s past. They also told me that they are playing because their friends are playing, which tells me that WoW, and probably other MMOs, is/are a community based game. I already knew that, but their response just confirms this. It’s something to do with your friends, and as I have experienced, it’s much more fun with friends. It appears to be the group that draws people to these games (at least partially), perhaps not even the game itself. I will try to look more into this as I progress and meet new people. I have made plans to play with this person again, so perhaps I can glean more information from them at another time, too.By now, I’ve been playing WoW for a week or two, and I’m getting the hang of what I’m supposed to be doing. The first time I played, I was killed twice trying to fight creatures, so I’ve been working on my combat while scouting for other players. I haven’t yet purchased the paid subscription because I’m still trying to figure out if this is a game I want to keep playing or if I should switch to a different game. So far I like WoW and I will probably be sticking with this one, but for now I am still playing the free version. That means I haven’t joined a guild yet, but I have found a couple people to play with. I only frequently play with one person whose username is coughonppl (yes, a very strange name but I suppose an attempt at humor during these strange and unfortunate times? Proof that the pandemic is influencing online worlds). Despite the strange name, it’s been fun playing together. I met them while wondering around one morning when the city was surprisingly empty. They were the only other person there besides me so I decided to try out an informal interview on them. I will attach pictures of the chat to this post. Though our chat may not look like much, I was able to glean a few things from it. The first is that Classic WoW seems to be the more popular of the games. I am not entirely sure which version I am using, but I will probably check on Classic WoW to see what the difference is. I also got a sense of why people play games (at least if this player’s mindset is anything like other players’). When I asked why they decided to play WoW again after stopping for a while, they said that they missed the nostalgic feeling of logging in every morning, so it seems that some of these games hold sentimental value to some players. Perhaps it’s just a revisiting of one’s childhood, or one’s past. They also told me that they are playing because their friends are playing, which tells me that WoW, and probably other MMOs, is/are a community based game. I already knew that, but their response just confirms this. It’s something to do with your friends, and as I have experienced, it’s much more fun with friends. It appears to be the group that draws people to these games (at least partially), perhaps not even the game itself. I will try to look more into this as I progress and meet new people. I have made plans to play with this person again, so perhaps I can glean more information from them at another time, too.By now, I’ve been playing WoW for a week or two, and I’m getting the hang of what I’m supposed to be doing. The first time I played, I was killed twice trying to fight creatures, so I’ve been working on my combat while scouting for other players. I haven’t yet purchased the paid subscription because I’m still trying to figure out if this is a game I want to keep playing or if I should switch to a different game. So far I like WoW and I will probably be sticking with this one, but for now I am still playing the free version. That means I haven’t joined a guild yet, but I have found a couple people to play with. I only frequently play with one person whose username is coughonppl (yes, a very strange name but I suppose an attempt at humor during these strange and unfortunate times? Proof that the pandemic is influencing online worlds). Despite the strange name, it’s been fun playing together. I met them while wondering around one morning when the city was surprisingly empty. They were the only other person there besides me so I decided to try out an informal interview on them. I will attach pictures of the chat to this post. Though our chat may not look like much, I was able to glean a few things from it. The first is that Classic WoW seems to be the more popular of the games. I am not entirely sure which version I am using, but I will probably check on Classic WoW to see what the difference is. I also got a sense of why people play games (at least if this player’s mindset is anything like other players’). When I asked why they decided to play WoW again after stopping for a while, they said that they missed the nostalgic feeling of logging in every morning, so it seems that some of these games hold sentimental value to some players. Perhaps it’s just a revisiting of one’s childhood, or one’s past. They also told me that they are playing because their friends are playing, which tells me that WoW, and probably other MMOs, is/are a community based game. I already knew that, but their response just confirms this. It’s something to do with your friends, and as I have experienced, it’s much more fun with friends. It appears to be the group that draws people to these games (at least partially), perhaps not even the game itself. I will try to look more into this as I progress and meet new people. I have made plans to play with this person again, so perhaps I can glean more information from them at another time, too.

initiating contact and testing out an informal interview.
this is where I get the sense of community. The game is better with friends
Making plans to meet again

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