Enter into an alter reality that has the potential of taking over reality. I may have to retract that statement at some point as most would argue with me that the reality that we all claim to be real is in-fact a fabrication that resembles the product of mass advertising, propaganda and massive brainwashing that goes on, on a daily basis from the time we wake up to the time we go to sleep (and sometimes even while we toss and turn in the world of sheep).
Hmm I see the making of a matrix style conspiracy theory in the formation but I digress and will leave that for later.
Now where was I? Ohh yeah the alter reality that feels more like reality than the one we wake up in every morning. Ever wake up and wonder what is happening to mankind? Where is humanity hiding? Chivalry, Gentlemanliness, Gratitude, Comradeship, Trust and the whole Knight in shining armor of days gone by?
The traits that make us (humankind) better people; the traits that we don’t see in everyday life or very rarely see is not lost. Phew, isn’t is good to know that. It’s just suppressed. By whom? By society itself! It’s considered weird to be kind and helpful. A dork to be gentlemanly. Thug is the in-thing and if you don’t want to be tagged a wimp or “un-cool” you try to emulate and act thug.
Thankfully there is World of Warcraft to bring out the romantic in all of us. Cloaked behind a new personality of our choosing we can be who we want to be. Live how we want to and not be the product of society. Quests and adventure. Rescuing the helpless, protecting the countryside and battling bandits, gnome’s and the host of other “bad people” that make the place a not so much better place to live in.
I’m new to the game and been playing it for only a few days now, closing in to a week. Let me start by saying that I am not a gamer. Never really been interested in games and this is my first introduction to online gaming, let alone playing with thousands of other players at the same time. Aspects of the game that other gamers starting to play would take for granted are new to me, and I’m still stumbling over learning all of it. It’s amazing how much patience and help I get from other players online. People I don’t even know, and people do get nothing back from helping me (I would die waiting for the same patience in the real world). From helping me complete quests, to trying to give me stuff to help me along, to offering to give me wow money to get started in a world that you come in with zero money and have to start everything from scratch. I am on a trial account and therefore cannot trade with others yet nor accept things from others as gifts. When they find out, they go the extent of telling me to message them when I do get a full account and they will still send and give me the items they promised.
I am flabbergasted. No wonder more and more people who play this game prefers to spend more time engrossed in this world rather than the real world. The people are much more nicer, and there is a sense of blanket acceptance and a set of values that is upheld that the real world would do good to adopt.
Well this has been a long post and I’ll stop now.
Cheers to all.