For some people, the game needs to be easy

Is the game too easy?  Tobold, Gevlon, (Tobold again) and Rohan have all covered this topic last week… and here’s my take…

No, WoW is not too easy.  Not too easy for me.  Maybe for some, but not for me.

I’m massively uncoordinated.  Not a disability, just pervasive klutziness.

As much as I wanted to play video games as a child, I’d sit down at my Nintendo and fall in the hole time after time.  I never beat Mario. Any of them.  On any of the many Nintendo systems I owned as a child.

I practiced a lot.  I still failed.  I suppose if I had quit school and done nothing but play Mario, maybe I could have won.  Maybe.

I finally broke down and bought the game shark and cheated my way through, just so I wouldn’t have to be stuck on the monotony of the first three levels over and over.

So imagine my surprise when I could actually compete in WoW.  Not be the best of the best, but actually be “good enough” to “finish,” to even hit max level and reach the “end game.”

Why should “good players” be more important than me? Why should their enjoyment be valued higher than mine?  Do they pay more?

I’m posting to say “I count too,” just as much as Mr. Leet who thinks the game is too easy and whines about it.  Mr. Leet has had his impossible-to-beat games for years.  It’s my turn now.

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For some people, the game needs to be easy — 1 Comment

  1. You just got added to my must read blogs. I agree so much with this. I say if you aren't having fun in a game that charges you, do something else. Why is that such a hard concept to grasp?

    I think they just want to feel like they made something of themselves when they hadn't in real life. I did that stuff first. Now I want to have some fun.