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Player Perspectives : Cataclysm-Me

In her latest Player Perspectives column, Isabelle Parsley reveals her love/hate relationship with World of Warcraft. After a two year hiatus, Isabelle is bac albeit in the form of a trial account. See what she thinks of Blizzard is World of Warcraft as it is today and then let her know what you think in the comments section below. I’m going to start with the usual disclaimer regarding my WoW-position. I am neither a WoW-fangirl nor a WoW-hater. I think it’s a great game, even though it does sit in the corner of the MMO world like the 800 pound gorilla everyone wants to either emulate or kill (or turn into a hunter pet). And I do think its developers know a thing or two when it comes to designing a game, even if the playstyle they encourage isn’t necessarily one I always gold. I’ve played it several times, off and on, over the past 6 years, which is an experience most of the people I know share – I don’t know many people who have played nothing but WoW all this time (though I do know a few), but almost everyone I know has tried, left, and returned to WoW at some point.