Read along as Shay hates on WoW, and be sure to send her lots of angry protest letters if you disagree with her.
World of Warcraft wraps up Karen "Shayalyn" Hertzberg's look back at three fantasy MMOGs worth playing. This review looks at WoW from another angle--from that of a gamer who doesn't actually enjoy the game, but recognizes its quality and impact on the MMOG genre.
I did try WoW's open beta and it was then that I decided, even without having played EQ2, that I didn't like WoW. I still don't. I play it because I feel it's necessary for me to understand the game and its massive impact on the MMOG community, but I find no joy in it. So, why review it? Because I wanted to compare it to the other two games--EQ2 and Vanguard--that I've looked at in this review series. I wanted to see if I could posit why WoW took off and became the runaway success that it is while the other two games, more or less, have flat lined.
See the final review of the bunch here at Ten Ton Hammer.