World of Warcraft Armory

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WoWArmory

Press Start:

Another late night in the lands of Azeroth has left you bleary eyed at work. Time seems to have come to a stand still, much like your morning commute had earlier. The caffeine that had once enabled you to drive to work has long since left your system. Just six more hours until you can go home, sleep, and repeat this cycle for another day. Trying to stay awake, you distract yourself from the mindless tasks at hand by logging into the World of Warcraft Mobile Armory (link will open iTunes) on your iPhone/ iPod Touch. A few quests away from hitting your characters next level, you sit there and calculate talents, peruse future item purchases, and check your guilds calendar to see what the raid schedule is for this week.

World of Warcraft Armory

Ideology/ Worldview:

All your base are belong to us. Translation: Look your already giving us $15 a month to play our game, why not spend some more time (for free of course) in it?

Mobile Talen Calculator

Interaction/ Gameplay:

Nothing fun here…move along.

Calendar

In the End:

The World of Warcraft Mobile Armory is a well refined reference tool for those seeking to study talent, armor, and character upgrades. Being that it is free, I do not see any reason why someone wouldn’t download this app.

 

Highly polished but lacking elements that expand the World of Warcraft experience (access to the Auction House, etc.).

– Level of Impact –

Low: Little to no impact unless your in love with World of Warcraft. 🙂

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The Lunchtime Gamer – 9/1/2009

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Guild Wars

The World of Warcraft servers were down over lunch (until 2PM PST) so I decided to jump into Guild Wars. After spending some time reorienting myself to the game interface, I was off on a quest with a group of henchmen. Ruins of vast old cities, minotaurs, and ice giants were just a few of the sights and creatures that were encountered. Fun stuff. I had forgotten just how beautiful the graphics in this game are. Not only are the graphics beautiful but the scale and vastness of the games world is simply incredible. So why did I leave this game in the first place?

  1. Guild Wars lacked that hook that other MMOs (WoW, LOTRO) have to keep me going.
  2. Confusion over PVE versus PVP characters. I’d prefer to build a character for all seasons.
  3. A level 20 cap that ended in gameplay being focused on finding the perfect skill set. I did not have the time nor interest to do this.

The lunch hour is only so long, and so are my musings. Until next time.