That is what a friend asked me the other day when I told him that I’d spent quite a few hours this weekend playing World of Warcraft. I am thirty years old, been playing it for a couple months now and still not bored of it.

I don’t know if I can adequately explain it. Here I am, immersed in a fantasy realm, interacting with players from all over the world, killing monsters that do not exist in real life and turning in quests to earn gold coins that have no impact on real world economy.

Quite a mouthful, but that is essentially what the game is all about.

When you start the game, you can choose a faction – either Alliance or Horde. Each faction has five races to choose from, such as Dwarves, Gnomes, etc. From there, you can select your character’s class, such as Mage, Hunter, Priest. You have some control over what your character looks like by changing the hair and skin colour. Last step is to give it a name and you can start your game.

If I had to go into detail now, we would be here forever. The game is so complex, from the professions, to the economy, looting.  I wonder if I’ll get bored of it after a year. Considering that I have only played three races and two classes and never gone past level 27, I somehow doubt it.