In todayís society, there are thousands, if not millions of games out on the market for people to buy and enjoy. One of the most popular MMO games out on the market today is World of Warcraft created by Blizzard. This came can be extremely fun and interactive, but there are a few cons to playing it as well. In this article, I am going to give you a few of the pros and cons to playing World of Warcraft.
Pros to Playing World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft can be an extremely fun and interactive game for people that enjoy playing with other people from all around the world. It is a very popular game, and it gives a lot of choices between what types of races and classes that you can choose to place. Depending on the faction, Horde or Alliance, that you pick, you could play a Night Elf druid or an Undead Priest. There are a lot of different classes that you can choose for every race.
One thing that a lot of people like about World of Warcraft is the fact that they still honor the holy trinity system of games, which means they have tanking classes, healing classes, and damage dealing classes. There are a few different classes, like Druids, that can be all three of the holy trinity. There are also classes, like Hunters, that can only do damage while within a group. World of Warcraft tends to have a class and race that most people like, which is one of the biggest pros to the game.
Cons to Playing World of Warcraft
Although World of Warcraft is a fun game, there are a few different aspects of it that make it unplayable by a lot of people, or they at least decide on different games because of it. One such con is the fact that World of Warcraft is a pay to play game. In order for you to play World of Warcraft, you must set up a subscription. This generally costs around $15 depending on if you choose to pay month or month or pay for a longer subscription.
This would not be a con, but thanks to many other games becoming free to play, a lot of people that use to play World of Warcraft have moved on to a different game that offers a lot of the same aspects as World of Warcraft but there is no monthly subscription fee. This is probably the biggest con to playing World of Warcraft, because although it is not a lot, it can become taxing over a long period of time. Not to mention, in order to play the game, you first have to buy the game itself which currently comes in five different parts: Vanilla World of Warcraft, The Burning Crusade, Wraith of the Lich King, Cataclysm, and the newest expansion, Mists of Pandaria.
Social Aspects of World of Warcraft that can be Considered a Pro or a Con
World of Warcraft is split up into many different types of servers. Depending on what type of aspect to the game you enjoy, you can choose a server that specifies in that particular type of game play. However, the only problem with that is the fact that a lot of people have left the game in the past couple of years and so some servers are more active than others. Therefore in order to be on a server where there is a large social network, at least for players that have been playing for a long time, you must pay real money in order to transfer your characters to another server.