fish[4]_thumb[1]Whilst looking for images for my last blog on Google image search (i hope that isn’t some sort of blogger secret I have just given away), I spotted lots of images for levelling guides for World of Warcraft. I have been aware of these guides on and off and have never really given them any consideration, however this time they really annoyed me.

I think it  is because I love questing and these guides take what is the best thing about WoW, or indeed most mmos, the questing, and turn it from a game, into a function. If you need a guide to complete/enjoy a game, then the game has failed you. Maybe this is a rather simplistic point of view, but should any game these days imagesreally require a guide of any kind. Hell I don’t know about you but it is rare that I even look at a manual (not like when I was young and you pretty much had to read it).

I know that there will always people who want to rush ahead, because that think the good stuff is in the end game. However I believe that if you don’t enjoy the world and the levelling, then go play/do something more fun.

Ok rant over, what do you think? Am I right or am I just being a little naive about the nature of mmo’s.

NB If you are following a guide, then you might as well just play the below.