World of Warcraft: Game or Hobby?

David Nelson over at WoW Insider asks us the question, do we think of World of Warcraft as a game like console or computer games or as a hobby, such as (please don’t groan…) golf? While I don’t golf, I do play games other than WoW, like console games. If there’s ever an extended downtime on my realm, I will sometimes turn on one of my old consoles, such as my Playstation, Gamecube, or XBox, and try and make some progress in one of the games there. I’ve got a few console games I haven’t finished for whatever reason and I get an itch sometimes to pick them up.

I’ve got to say I think of WoW as a serious hobby. With the time and money I’ve spent on WoW and will spend, eventually, it’s going to approach, or pass, the amount I spent on console gaming. The only other game I’ve spent a huge amount of time on previously for such a long period was Diablo II (yeah, Blizzard has pwned me good…)

Now, if you’ll excuse me, Chrono Cross is calling.

Breakfast Topic: Game or Hobby? – WOW Insider

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ryanHello, and welcome to the new home of my somewhat sporadic posts and muses. My previous blog version live on another web host, which decided to cancel my plan (without warning) and thus I’m here now. While I like to do things myself and customize my site, I think my time constraints are at a point where I can’t do the entire site management thing myself currently. That may change in the future, but I’d rather try to keep this simple for now. That way, I keep making regular posts.