Posted Mon, Feb 06, 2006 by Ethec
Is there anybody really out there in Azeroth?
World of Warcraft is one of the best MMO games out there for solo play. Read Messiah's editorial to see why being the best single player MMO may not be such a good thing after all.
There is no questioning that World of Warcraft is a brilliant game, from the amazing graphics to the amount of back story and questing involved in the game. There is one thing that seems to be lacking in WoW though. To understand it you need to understand that MMO is really short for Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game. Now I could go into the fact that very few role-play in the World of Warcraft, but I'm not that kind of player.
The part that bugs me the most is that the game is meant to be a multi-player game. This should not just mean that multiple players are in and playing at the same time. Part of the appeal of an MMO is that you build up a friend base in it and quest and adventure with them to mutual benefit, and that's the part that I really see lacking in WoW.
Our WoW @ TenTonHammer lead writer sounds off on solo content in World of Warcraft, and it wouldn't be a party without you!