Like the rest of the World of Warcraft community, I was up at 3 am (EDT) waiting for Mist of Pandaria. I do have to admit, it was pandamonium (cue canned laughter for the bad spelling pun). I was lagging with the newly created Panda monk, mostly because there were 17,000 Pandas running around all at 3am. I was having more fun with the battle pets, though I think that most of that was because there was not the concentration of people all trying that. I’m sure that the 90 gold cost to start may have been a hinderance, too. But, playing the Pokemon style battle pets actually gave me greater incite as to why Ash had to catch them all.
But, in playing last night (especially during the lag moments in Pandaria), I got to thinking that there are some things that World of Warcraft should consider adding to their next big addition… whenever that may be.
I like role playing games, as you may have gathered from past blog posts. I like them because they are (usually) designed to stimulate the imagination, allowing the players to create their own story while having a little fun along the way.
Granted, I never really got a lot of chance to play many role playing games (or, RPGs if you will). Growing up, I lived in a neighborhood without a lot of kids my age, even fewer who were into role playing games. But I liked reading about the rules, the character generation, the game play. And, over the years, I have read about a lot of different games, from way back when to the present day.
What sparked me to think about this is my completion of the rule book for the latest RPG set in the Marvel universe, Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game, and how the word “basic” in the title is highly misleading.
A while ago, I posted how I missed the old Marvel Super Heroes Role Playing Game, along with a random roll-up of a character. At that time, I said I would post what I came up with myself. Here is what I came up with.
Way back in the day, I remember checking out the old Marvel Super Heroes role-playing game. I never really got a chance to play it, since I never really had many friends who were into role-playing games of any kind, let alone the Marvel game. But I liked it, and definitely prefer it over the other super hero role-playing games that were out at that time, or have come out since.