World of Warcraft is an
Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. Except for
animals, minor enemies, and other plot-related Non-Player Characters,
all characters in the game are game players in real life.
This is the best MMORPG I have ever seen, but I would still
like to compare it to Final Fantasy XI Online one day. I had loads of
fun using my 10-day trial account that my friend, then a regular in WoW, was able to give me during a special promotion.
Here is me on a mini-quest capturing a Rabid Thistle Bear!
How amusing. It follows me back to town where I
an officer in Auberdine (a town farther in Darkshore than I am now) to
take a look at the specimine--I receive weapons, armor,
and/or money for helping the officer:
Here is me taking the long way back home, riding a gryphon over Horde
territory. I played as alliance, so entering this territory
by foot would most likely mean my immediate death by a level-60 Orc
Shaman, or a powerful enemy NPC: