You’ve probably heard the phrase “familiarity breeds contempt.” It usually means that once you become too familiar with something, you eventually begin to feel contempt for it, and no longer consider it worth your time. For gaming, I always assumed that the more familiar you get with a game, the easier it is to play. Of course, that can lead to faster burnout from playing too much, but that’s a different story.
So I currently play WoW on the Alliance side, and have been since open stress tests in September, 2004. I’ve had some downtown when real life momentarily took over and I didn’t have time to play much, but overall, I’m still enjoying myself. The method to my enjoyment is leveling up alts and taking my chances against the Horde in contested zones (did I mention I’m on a PvP server?). It’s fun, it’s risky and it’s definitely a challenge, and while I tend to level sloooooooowly, it’s a good thing in my opinion. I’ve had one character at level 60 since mid-March now, and the next highest is still only level 42. The rest of my little mob of newbies range from level 10 (my auction house mule) to level 24 (my mining rogue). Nothing too serious on any of them. Continue reading