Nov 2004
People Suck
Okay well I've now spent an hour and a half trying to remove a DVD rip of Star Wars Episode IV from our stupid PC server. I don't know which I hate more, Microsoft's hole filled operating systems or the morons who feel the need to do this crap in the first place. Now that I finally have it removed, I get to spend the rest of the day trying to track down the service that's running and allowing access. Grrrrr...
All I can say is WOW! Sign me up now. I spent 5 hours or so playing WoW last night and would probably still be playing right now if they hadn't shutdown the server (it's beta testing so these things are to be expected).

As for the game itself, Blizzard has done it again. Taken the best aspects of all of their games and blended them together perfectly. This game is WarCraft 3 meets Diablo 2 with a touch of StarCraft Ghost. This game could very well be worth the monthly fee.

My favorite feature is one from Diablo 2, Quests. They give the game a sense of drive and forward movement. My least favorite feature is in the movement controls (and I haven't looked yet to see if this is an adjustable feature, so it may be easily correctable), the lack of mouse-look. The interface uses the standard WADS keys for movement, but in order to look up, down, left or right you have to click the left mouse button and drag the direction you want to look. But as I said I haven't looked to see if this is correctable.

In any case, CLEARLY I'll have to spent many more hours doing more "testing"
WoW Beta
So Blizzard has released the World of WarCraft Beta for public testing. It's a 2.5 GB download and appears to work as a P2P download/upload. 2.5 GB? I'm really hoping when WoW goes Gold that Blizzard goes with DVD instead of 5 CDs.

In any case, I can't wait to try it. That is 2 days from now when it finishes downloading. Happy
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