Global Chat: The ‘We Don’t Play World of Warcraft’ Club


What do you do when you don’t play World of Warcraft but everyone else all around you does and won’t stop talking about it because there’s a new expansion coming out? You try to find like-minded souls and start up a club, that’s what!

“If you do not play WoW or at least have some sort of history with it, you can find yourself in some kind of quasi MMO community minority group. It’s an ‘odd’ phenomenon,” said Contains Moderate Peril.

“I really don’t even know what the story other than Alliance vs. Horde,” admitted I’m Not Squishy. “Sometimes it can feel like I’m there’s a big gap in my gaming vocabulary.”

Believe it or not, this whole column isn’t just about World of Warcraft today, so dive in to read some gamer essays on Wizard101, Dark Age of Camelot, Elder Scrolls Online, and more!

Inventory Full: Something changed in Wizard101

“Updating the graphics for an aging MMORPG is a risky undertaking. Sometimes the changes can be almost too subtle to see, as in Guild Wars’ recent refurbishment. Sometimes they can be eye-popping, as in EverQuest’s infamous Freeport rebuild. Mostly they don’t make an awful lot of difference, failing to convince potential new players that anything much has changed while mildly irritating veterans, who grumble a little but then carry on as though nothing had happened.”

Barely Readable Diary: Always the pride of our nation’s eyes

“Here’s the thing. I’m not a roleplayer, I don’t play on a roleplay server, and my guild is Totally Not an RP Guild. But I do have little bits of headcannon for most of my characters, especially my Druid.” Summer festivities

“Back to Rift, the lockboxes filled with all the cool stuff are not hanging about this year. Thanks, Trion! I was able to pick up some really neat items such as bunny ears, a hula outfit and that amazing chariot carried by a winged angelic creature. Finally head cosmetics that don’t make you look bald, epic stuff there! Lots of great items to collect this year with both events. I’m having a blast. Rift is one of my all time favorite games, and one I can boast of actually being in beta with, so I go over the moon when we get new stuff on LIVE SERVERS. ”

Retro MMO Gamer: State of the game with DAoC

“I have mixed feelings about this, on the one hand I am all for more players experiencing the thrills of DAoC and about the possibility of having more people try out the game. On the other hand, I worry about the overall population being impacted on the main Ywain server.”

I’m Not Squishy: Tower down

“After running this mission another 4 times with no progress being made I was getting a bit frustrated. Back to the internet. I found another recent thread where the solution was to not even talk to Tonn to start the mission and instead go around and kill everything on the map and then start the mission. It was this last attempt that worked for me.”

GamingSF: Buff food benefits

“Eating some of the purple quality food that I’d received I was slightly taken-aback at just how much my character’s health, mana, and stamina bars increased in width. The item really seemed to almost double their size! Regardless of the actual increase, ESO does tend to show key combat stats in relative (% of total) terms not in real numbers, the effect was very noticeable. My Dragonknight was suddenly shaking off damage from fighting multiple creatures a lot easier than normal.”

Every day there are tons of terrific, insightful, and unusual articles posted across the MMO gaming blogosphere — and every day, Justin reads as many as he can. Global Chat is a sampling of noteworthy essays, rants, and guides from the past few weeks of MMO discourse.
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