Before we begin, I thought I’d set down some rules and definitions, so that we can all be of one mind about certain things. First, I believe that WoW is an excellent game with many flaws but many more strengths. I also believe that WoW can be dangerously addictive, and like many addictive substances, can cause bad behaviors in those who partake. Lastly, I believe that gaming is a wonderful way to spend free time with friends. If any of those tenets strike you as illogical or erroneous, this may not be the blog for you.
Next, part-core gaming. Part-core gaming (PCG) is a term I’ve been using for a few years now to describe how I enjoy playing WoW. It melds the idea that Wow is only a part-time hobby with a desire to play in a serious, informed manner, as the “hardcore” players (supposedly) do. When I have time to play, which has become increasingly infrequent as I’ve taken on a third part-time job, I want to use my time in the most enjoyable and efficient way possible. I certainly don’t mind glass chewing a boss for hours, but I want it to be because the boss is difficult, not because one player continuously stands in the void zones.
I’ve found it nearly impossible to find guilds that cater to this style of gaming. Most guilds seem either to be hardcore, which require a zealous attendance record, far more than I could possibly promise to a game, or casual, which usually means somewhat uninformed. I’ve taken shots at starting guilds with friends of like minds, but we simply can’t find players who subscribe to these similar tenets. I’ve moved guilds, factions, and servers in the quest to find what I’m looking for, and I’ve met with limited success, but there have always been other complications that arose. Alas, the search continues.
This blog is dedicated to the discussion of WoW as a part-core game. I give full respect to the hardcore players out there and full understanding to the casual players. But I’m neither, and I’m carving this site out of the blogosphere as a place to fit in. I expect, dear reader, that I’m not alone.
A full time husband, full time teacher, part time gamer,