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How time (un)friendly is WoW?


Ever read or heard:

  • I jump on for 15 minutes a day and do my Auction House business
  • I jump on for 1/2 an hour and do all my dailies
  • I jump on for 20 minutes for a quick WSG
  • I jump on for 1/2 and hour and knock out a quick VH, CoT, VoA etc

Do you?

Do you believe others when they say they do?

WoW is a game that caters for both casuals and hardcore, but generally that definition reflects how many nights/days per week one raids, or plays at least.

For some of us the moniker of casual also refers to the size of the blocks of playable time. For instance, I am more likely to have 2 or 3 blocks of 1/2 hour per week than 1 block of 1.5 hours. This can make things difficult in WoW, because as much as people like to tell you they can beat the game 1/2 hour at a time, I just don’t seem to find the same magic.

What I find in reality is there are only a few games where one can truly play in short sharp blocks, and even then time can get away.

For instance my wife is a hardcore solitaire player. Pretty much the only game she plays is solitaire, good old stock standard Windows solitaire (more…)

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