I’ve been playing World of Warcraft for a few months now. Not very aggressively. I’ve played about ten characters. I haven’t passed level 25 on any of them, and most of them are under level 10.
The best and worst thing about World of Warcraft is that it is so time consuming. Leveling up takes so much time. That’s fantastic for people who are comfortable losing themselves in the game for hours at a time, but I feel guilty doing that because there’s so much else I should be doing.
The solution, as with anything time-related, is multi-tasking.
So I tried to play while I was watching TV. I watch a certain amount of TV every week without feeling guilty because, hello, I work as a writer for an entertainment company.
I would try socializing on WoW, but my friends are all lame and don’t play. And my attempts to strike up friendships inside the game were less than fruitful.
Then I found out about Joi Ito’s guilds on World of Warcraft: We Know (Alliance) and We No (Horde). And I thought: hey, I can meet some interesting people doing interesting work while blasting away the baddies.