Only a Matter of Time

For some time now, my brothers have been my pathway to true geekiness. For example:

  • It was my desire to understand their ways that introduced me to Magic: The Gathering, with long-lasting results.
  • Pete gave me his copy of Record of Lodoss War, which was a first for me in many respects — first time owning a full TV series, first anime in my collection and the first with subtitles.
  • It was at Morgan’s apartment that I played my first round of 8-man Halo, prompting me to buy the Xbox and leading to a few of the geekiest things I’ve ever done, including holding a video game tourney as fund-raiser, manning Halo at a bachelor party, and participating in a game-inspired improv show.

It should come as no surprise, then, that when I learned that Pete is currently playing World of Warcraft, I decided to try out the demo. We’re not really letter-writers, but we are certainly gamers — perhaps this will give us a chance to hang out, right?

Well, let me tell you this. PA has it right once again. From what I can tell so far, the game is mainly a steady stream of tasks involving killing X number of Y monsters. Snooze.

Now, I assume that once the tedium of grinding is done and you actually team up with people, some coolness can occur. Except that people are a pain in the ass. So, we’ll see.

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