I've read here on forum a huge mass of discussion about WoW and some about WoW vs GW. There is mine experience. WoW is the game for other kind of ppl. I know nothing about them - but they are different you better believe The successfull pleayer in WoW is a strange computer/human symbiotic creature. Its biological body is just a container for supplying his brain, eyes, ears and two arms with food. It is no matter if it moves (body) or no. It just had to be able to operate mouse, keypad and monitor. The better way to pass through "neewbeeee" stage - is to play 25 hours a day. Since it is not possible because: 1 day is 24 hours and 2 our body needs some sleep, so the reason is to play 16-20 hours. Beleave me I saw many such ppl. And the interest fact is that the mind of a WoW player is not attached to its body. It lives in other world. In WoW world. But all this is only the cause of the game design. I not know what was the "core" idea of WoW... But there is some realities that appear to you from the early begining. First of all - you start as "neewbee". What is n00b? N00B - is the plebs. The person of lower life level. The undeground. The punk. No good guild will take because you are n00b. And as no good guild will take you - you are damned to be n00b forever or to do something to fit the requirements to join guild. So you start playing 20 hrs a day. Leveling is not as boring as item hunting. After you got 60(now - 70) you are still n00b. To pass it - you need a good item. An epics... So you continue playing 20hrs a day hunting items and joning random parties and guilds that are making required instance runs. So you run and run and run and run like a rat. You are fired from job, you personal life is a past. You have long hair, you become fat - and it is not matters what is happening on the other side of the window. It is even not matter what is happening on the outer side of the monitor. All life is inside of it. So you gain instance experience, epic items... Months will pass before the guild master of a hi-guild will invite you in a guild. But it is not the end. It was just begining. Now it is a guild life. 40man instance runs. "Hey, ppl. Thursday 27 on 18-00 o'clock there is MC run". Is a common message in Guild chanel. And if you will miss 5-6 guild runs - you will be thrown away from it. So you better be prepared. And so it continues. How long? I not know. But all you do - is an item hunting and material gathering. Some extra materials requires an epic difficulty 70lvl dungeons. So you run and run and run.... and so on. After you get good epic sets T1, T2, T3... Then some time passes and Blizzs release addon and there is T4 and T5 and T$%###... And so you run and run... And you cannot stop. Why? Because if you stop you will pass some experience of a newly coming patches (yes there is a patch nearly every thirsday). And loose time which you can spend on itemhunting. And so you doomed. Doomed to live in WoW.... He-he. Well, my friends. Are you little confused? Than take it easy. 50% of what I'm saying is a joke. There is nothing of what I wrote connected to me personally. I tried WoW got mine 60lvl and stopeed it, still in "neeewbbbeee" rank. Why? Cause I'm a real man with a real life. I have friends, parents, wife and so on. I like animals, I like go fishing, some sea travels are fine, like doing some artwork, repearing mine car, listen misuc, playing guitar and some sport and yoga of course. And so I do. I WILL NOT GIVE MINE LIFE TO WOW!!! I NEED MINE LIFE FOR MYSELF!!