Have you ever tried to introduce real life friends to WoW? If yes, how did it go? If you never have, why not?
I’ve discussed the game many times with friends who don’t happen to play WoW themselves. I’m going to discuss the question under the assumption that it means introducing it to them with the intent of getting them to play it.
When I first reached the level to run Wailing Caverns, I found that WoW suddenly needed a few uninterrupted hours so I could complete the dungeon. While I didn’t mind this, it was annoying for gem because it tied me up for a long time. We talked about her playing a bit but never really decided either way. It’s not that didn’t want to play, but she wasn’t really jumping at the chance either.
Then her birthday came, and our friend Antonio bought her the Battlechest. She loved the game, and now I very rarely play without her!
If it were possible, would you want Blizzard to put all characters in a single realm/game world by realm type — PvP vs PvE vs RP? Why or why not?
There are two posts I especially liked on this subject. Karegina of Ysera’s Daughter enjoys being able to start anew on a new realm and is against merging to a single realm. Faye of the Dancing Tree begins under the impression that it could bring all the RP together but quickly realizes that it would be too crowded for any actual RP. Faye continues by discussing lag and the lack of familiarity on such a large realm.