Well, my MMORPG addiction came to a screeching hault a few weeks ago (read my last post) when my dorm internet decided it hated me. I thought it might be my computer, but alas, I took my PC home and it worked fine. I can only deduce that it must my dorm internet…
So here I am, sitting in a cold room with stone walls. I think my eyelids might be a little red. I don’t dare look into the mirror. I’m too scared. That’s right, I haven’t played World of Warcraft in two WHOLE weeks. What’s the point in playing when I get disconnected five minutes after logging in? It’s no fun striking up colorful conversations with your guild when all of a sudden you can’t type and everyone around you begins to aimlessly run into walls and not turning. It’s called lag, my friends, and it’s painful.
I had to find a substitute fast. I mean, I thought I was going to start vomiting the second I looked away from my computer screen. Nay, I went out and bought a Nintendo DS. I mean, what was I supposed to do? Yes, I have an internet addiction. I went out and spent hundreds of dollars just so I could quench my addiction.
One game in particular that I bought for this system is Animal Crossing: Wild World, a game just released three days ago (it was shipped on the 5th if you want to be anal about the release date). “What is Animal Crossing, ” you ask? On the surface, it’s a kiddy game. You live in a town full of animal people and collect items to put in your house. Oddly enough, it’s a lot like an MMORPG, minus the combat. In fact, in some ways it’s better than an MMORPG. Animal Crossing’s fake, AI community is what MMORPGs strive to be but can’t obtain due to all the 1337speak filling the chat channels. I think I have a slight crush on my pink squirrel neighbor named Peanut. *giggles* She gave me a computer for guessing what she ate last week (it was extra rice!). I think I’m in love.
Luckily for you, though perhaps not for me, I will have my reliable broadband internet open to me in five days. Christmas break…Back to MMORPGs I will go.