While Blizzard’s World of Warcraft is for the most part a well thought out and utterly brilliant game, I have two minor gripes with it. Neither are really concerned with the gameplay, and neither really affect the world. They just annoy me.
So, I’ll start with the first one, as is traditional in this sort of thing…
Technology is not consistant within the world. You can handwave all you like about Gnomes and Goblins being insane and providing lasers, bombs and all that kind of stuff, but as far as I’m concern it doesn’t matter.
Let us look at what the World has to offer:
We have motorcycles:
What we dont have is trains. Yes, trains. Good, old-fashioned, steam trains.
But, you might be thinking, why should there be steam trains on Azeroth? Well, because there is a toy one you can buy in Dalaran:
And as for annoying people with a toy… well, this really used to upset people:
But now they just seem to join in and play:
I said two irritations didn’t I? Well the other one is this. There is an item called the Cooking School Bell, which summons your student (Nomi – no relation to the goth comic character Nemi):
Ranting over. For now