My memories of 2004 grow hazier over time -- that was a decade ago, after all -- but I still remember what first drew me to World of Warcraft
, and it wasn't a longstanding love of the strategy games. No, what engaged me was the fact that it promised a break from the tedious group-based slogs and aimless wandering that made up the MMO landscape at the time. After playing Final Fantasy XI
for two years, the idea of being able to just go out into the world and do things
and have actual quests
was so intoxicating that it could be legally called a drug.
It's been many years since WoW
was new and many years since it was my main game, and what keeps
me in the game is not what initially attracted
me to the game. But I do remember why I bought it in the first place, during a time when it seemed almost impossible to find and was first breaking subscription records. So what about you, dear readers? What first drew you to your current game, even if those attributes aren't the reason you stick around now?
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