Oh the shame of sheeping yet again
Gamefly sent me a 14-day trial of World of Warcraft and I just had to try it. I played around with character creation-- played with a human for awhile and had a horrible experience, tried a Night Elf and a Gnome and just wasn't digging it, and then all of a sudden my Undead Priest came along and I could actually level up! And the quests didn't involve me trying to find needles in haystacks! And I was having FUN!
Some really irritating person badgered me into a group, and there was a level 15 guy in there and he invited me to his guild and helped me do the quest with the pumpkins, by which I mean he shot down guys with one blast and let me get the pumpkins. And now three times I've just randomly have someone cast a good spell on me, and some random dude super blasted a creature who was beating the shit out of me, let me kill it, said "good job!" and ran off. It's really kinda a little bit confusing, because of all the places on the internet I'd expect people to be randomly nice to me, WoW would be one of the last.
Anyway, I'm all the way at level seven now, and I'm thinking about getting the game for real. The only problem is that it would only run on my parents' computer, and they aren't really down with the hours-cut-off-from-email-and-stocks thing.