Well, if it is, mine has just started. I tried to keep my wife away from World of Warcraft as long as I could ever since I heard warnings that the game could be so highly addictive. I knew she would get hooked. She’s played almost all the Zeldas and reads a fantasy novel every now and then. Then again, I may not have much room to talk. I have put in some time in a certain first-person shooter (only 7 tactical nukes called in, well technically 6 since my brother brought in the first one *snaps fingers*), but I know that my one-time fee of $60 has been money well spent. However, I must admit, I would probably pay a monthly fee for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 if required. But unlike World of Warcraft, I don’t have to, yet.
I think this World of Warcraft thing could go a couple ways. I mean, hey, I could wait until she turns on her laptop and say “yeah, um, me and Chuck are going to Atlantic City”. No tag-along. No eye daggers. Just smooth sailing and losing more money at Texas Holdem.
Or…my wife could become obsessed over this just like she has over that Twilight nonsense. I mean really, a glittering vampire with no fangs? I guess it’s just one of those chick things like flowers and bunnies; I just don’t see it. The audio alone is starting to affect me like secondhand smoke. I mean, I’m sitting here constantly hearing birds chirping and what sounds like a Rottweiler gargling vegetable oil.
I almost let her install the game on my PC, but I thought better of it. If I have to get on the internet while she is playing, I don’t want to use her laptop and that touchpad. Man I hate that thing. I said “scroll, not click, you suck, suck”. I suppose her interest in World of Warcraft may not be so bad. Hey I liked the God of War games, but then again there was some finality to it or at least a break (Thank you Ghost of Sparta. Now that there are two of you, I have to buy her a PSP).
I don’t think I’ve woken up at 9:30AM on a weekday and proceeded to play a video game since…well never!!! And neither did she until, you guessed it, World of Warcraft. I don’t mind her staying occupied with this game, as long as it doesn’t turn into “I’m too tired for”, you know… From what she tells me, she is a Level 11 Night Elf Hunter with a pet Saber-Tooth Tiger. Did I mention this is just the trial? Oh she is just starting now at 9:51PM ET. I guess the saga shall continue…