World of Time Suckage (aka World of Warcraft)

Okay, I did it. I went out and bought World of Warcraft last week, and have pretty much been spending every non-work waking hour playing it. Someone finally made an MMORPG that's fun for both individuals as well as groups. Sure, the usual whiners, bitchers, and complainers are filling up the WoW Forums, but that's to be expected. After all, what are online forums good for if they're not filled with aserbic threats to quit the game made by people who have nothing better to do with their time than to bitch and moan on an online forum.

The graphics are simply outstanding, the gameplay is simple yet elegant, and the storyline is extremely deep and pretty much unique among the different races. The classes seem somewhat well-balanced, although it's really only a few weeks in and I'm sure many more "tweaks" will be made to abilities and such in the coming months.

In related news, I've given up completely on City of Heroes, and cancelled my account this past weekend. There's just not much that you can do in that game on your own, once you reach a certain level. I had three missions that were all but impossible at my level and ability without teaming with at least three other people. And I just didn't have the time nor inclination to try tofind people who would be willing and able to create an effective team. So...there's another MMORPG that I've shot down.