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Raven
post May 26 2005, 12:46 PM
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Sorry about the sub-title . . . tongue.gif

Right, I know next to nothing about this, but after reading about it on the PvP site and an article in this months SFX I thought it might be worth investigating another way in which I can express my inner-geek.

So, does anyone here play the game? And if so how does it work? (as in do you have to pay monthly subscriptions or anything?).

Any general information would be appreciated, it doesn't have to be in-depth!
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Douglas Nicol
post Dec 24 2006, 07:22 PM
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For anyone who's interested, there's also a boardgame.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/17223

Look at the space the thing takes up!!!!! ohmy.gif

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/fullimage/90248
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post Dec 26 2006, 01:55 PM
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QUOTE (Douglas Nicol @ Dec 24 2006, 07:22 PM)
For anyone who's interested, there's also a boardgame.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/17223

Look at the space the thing takes up!!!!!  ohmy.gif

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/fullimage/90248
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I've seen that in Forbidden Planet, the box is huge and weighs a ton!

To follow up on what others have said, in reply to monkeyman's question, I would say that although the world itself stays basically the same - as Nonus Aequilibrium said - the development of a story line for your character does take place as you work your way through the game.

In the general run of things the longer quests you take part in do have stories that unfold. So, from that point of view, there is a continuing narrative, but on the other hand nothing ever changes in the world overall because those same quests have to be completed by other players.

For example, you have a story line that evolves in Duskwood where you find, in a round about way, that a wizard called Morbent Fell is responsible for a lot of the dark happenings in the area. When you kill him the dark happenings don't stop, because others have to complete the same quest as well, but when you have finished the quest and re-visit characters in the area they still hail you as the defender of Duskwood who slew the nasty wizard (even though he's still alive and well in the hut at the top of the hill for other characters to go and kill!).

In the bigger picture the story line for the game is slowly moving forwards. The War Effort earlier this year, and the Invasion of the Scourge, were two events that took place for a finite time that when completed had moved the plot for the whole game forward - to varying degrees.

I believe The Burning Crusade expansion, apart from adding a whole load of new content, will also move the story forward as well.

So, in summary, it is an unfolding story from the point of view of your character - you learn more about the world and its people and a story line does evolve - but at the same time your impact on the world is usually negligible.
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- Raven   World of Warcraft   May 26 2005, 12:46 PM
- - super_horse   if its anything like everquest II (which i've ...   May 26 2005, 12:48 PM
- - Marty   Ask Blighty, he's the knowledge.   May 26 2005, 02:14 PM
- - Ingram   QUOTE (Raven @ May 26 2005, 01:46 PM)Right, I...   May 26 2005, 08:05 PM
- - Ell   I would have to confess to being a pretty big Worl...   May 26 2005, 08:39 PM
|- - Raven   QUOTE (Ell @ May 26 2005, 09:39 PM)I would ha...   May 27 2005, 12:23 PM
- - Simsydav   I really want it. I have some freinds that play i...   May 26 2005, 09:19 PM
- - Ell   My current specs are these: Graphics: Hercules Ra...   May 26 2005, 10:07 PM
- - Ell   If your going to be playing on your own then you...   May 27 2005, 12:44 PM
- - Raven   Bought a copy on the way home this evening, will h...   May 27 2005, 06:10 PM
- - Ell   If you happen to choose upon horde as your side i...   May 27 2005, 06:46 PM
|- - Raven   QUOTE (Ell @ May 27 2005, 07:46 PM)If you hap...   May 27 2005, 08:14 PM
- - Ell   If your going for PvP combat i would strongly advi...   May 27 2005, 08:43 PM
- - Raven   Argh! Where has my weekend gone?! I knew ...   May 30 2005, 05:51 PM
- - Raven   So has anyone else taken up the gauntlet - so to s...   Jul 19 2005, 12:42 PM
|- - Sean of the Dead   QUOTE (Raven @ Jul 19 2005, 01:42 PM)So has a...   Jul 19 2005, 04:16 PM
- - Miggins   Mr M played it for about a month, but eventually w...   Jul 20 2005, 09:33 AM
- - Raven   I looked at Star Wars Galaxies when I was looking ...   Jul 20 2005, 05:44 PM
- - Miggins   It flummoxed me because the Mr spent hours telling...   Jul 21 2005, 08:30 AM
- - Raven   I've heard WoW is the most polished game but n...   Jul 22 2005, 12:31 PM
- - Raven   *bump* Is there anyone out there playing WoW?   Mar 31 2006, 12:46 PM
- - Ell   Just started playing WoW again after a 2 month bre...   Mar 31 2006, 12:56 PM
- - Nonus Aequilibrium   I play it, on the Bronzebeard server. I've bee...   Mar 31 2006, 04:04 PM
|- - Raven   QUOTE (Nonus Aequilibrium @ Mar 31 2006, 04:0...   Apr 1 2006, 10:53 AM
|- - Nonus Aequilibrium   QUOTE (Raven @ Apr 1 2006, 10:53 AM)I know wh...   Apr 1 2006, 09:14 PM
- - Simsydav   I decided against getting it, aside from my comput...   Mar 31 2006, 06:17 PM
- - fatseff1234   To me it just seems like one of those pointless ga...   Apr 1 2006, 11:54 AM
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|- - Raven   QUOTE (fatseff1234 @ Apr 1 2006, 11:54 AM)To ...   Apr 1 2006, 01:02 PM
|- - fatseff1234   QUOTE (Raven @ Apr 1 2006, 01:02 PM)Having pl...   Apr 1 2006, 10:19 PM
- - m0r1arty   Anyone play Guildwars? It's pretty good and h...   Apr 4 2006, 08:16 AM
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|- - Nonus Aequilibrium   QUOTE (NiteFall @ Dec 6 2006, 07:50 PM)Yeah, ...   Dec 6 2006, 07:57 PM
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- - Nonus Aequilibrium   I still think it's a serious issue that needs ...   Dec 7 2006, 01:55 AM
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|- - Nonus Aequilibrium   QUOTE (Raven @ Dec 7 2006, 09:59 AM)I suspect...   Dec 7 2006, 02:50 PM
|- - Raven   QUOTE (Nonus Aequilibrium @ Dec 7 2006, 02:50...   Dec 8 2006, 12:59 AM
|- - Nonus Aequilibrium   QUOTE (Raven @ Dec 8 2006, 12:59 AM)I'm h...   Dec 9 2006, 03:32 AM
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- - NiteFall   On another note- How's everyone finding the re...   Dec 8 2006, 01:58 AM
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|- - Nonus Aequilibrium   QUOTE (NiteFall @ Dec 9 2006, 10:50 AM)Wow. A...   Dec 9 2006, 03:03 PM
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- - monkeyman   Maybe I should have been clearer. I meant, is the...   Dec 21 2006, 06:57 PM
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- - Douglas Nicol   For anyone who's interested, there's also ...   Dec 24 2006, 07:22 PM
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|- - Raven   QUOTE (NiteFall @ Jan 12 2007, 06:13 PM). . ....   Jan 12 2007, 07:04 PM
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