A little over a year ago, I happened to meet a beautiful boy. This boy had every quality I was looking for in a person at the time; he was an athlete, cute, funny, and just the right amount of perfect. Or at least I thought he was. As every princess finds out, even Prince Charming has his flaws. This prince? His flaw was none other than World of Warcraft.
Now, before you think I’m some terrible, judgmental person, I assure you that it’s in your best interest to continue reading.
When you’re a cheerleader gone gamer, it’s a little hard to fall into nerd life. When the boy who steals your heart spends his spare time travelling the world of Azeroth, it’s a little hard to take him seriously. Just when I thought it was impossible that it could get any worse, he asked me to play it.
Um, what? Why would I ever play WoW?
Oh wait, I do. It took quite some time, but even I realized that this game might just have a little bit of something for everyone. Every gamer I have encountered plays games for different reasons and WoW is no different. Some play it for PvP, some play it for PvE, and if you’re me, you also like the part where you get to change your hair and find different pets.
Another thing I learned by playing WoW? You can’t knock things until you try them. I, like many other people in the world, prematurely judged WoW gamers, and it’s something I’m actually kind of ashamed of. The people I’ve met through a simple online game have admittedly become real-life friends. They aren’t all completely weird and whatever other stereotypes we assign to them.
I feel like we tend to harshly judge people with no true precedence, and WoW gamers have been the subject of this judgment. Take this from cheerleader gone WoW nerd, it’s not all that bad. If you have a friend who plays WoW, maybe you should realize that if your friend plays, then maybe not every Azeroth adventurer is a total nerd and hides in their room at night with their virtual friends.
Now is a great time to get started. I challenge each person who reads this to try WoW for free up to level 20. To be completely honest, I think you may be surprised to find how much you like it.