Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Unstimulating Simulations

I am working on a monstrously thorough post for Well Rounded Nerds about video games but I feel safe that I can throw this tidbit out into the internets:

The fishing mechanic in the World of Warcraft has got to be the best simulation of any activity ever. It is boring as hell. I would post a screenie but I wouldn't want to cause any bodily harm. My ears bleed when I try to level fishing.

7 comments:

mdhatter said...

I just got my very real fishing license. It is boring as hell even without the pixels. I generally catch a buzz.

Pretentious Bastard said...

168 to 298 in 4 hours

and about 100 gold to boot.

Chuckles said...

Seems like that is basically the reason for fishing or hunting, getting drunk out in the woods.

Oh and screw you, OPB.

Kathleen said...

so true.

even the miniscule thrill you get seeing that blue line "your fishing skill has increased" is about as great as catching an actual fish, and then realizing you have to kill it and clean it.

porterhouse said...

OPB- You spent 4 hours fishing, how did you manage to stay awake?

onepretentiousbastard.com said...

I listened to NPR, read a fishing guide and talked to folks on my server about how much gold I could make fishing.

And Kathleen, I prefer catch and release. Not that I have caught a fish in 15 years.

Brando said...

This is precisely why I have had to stay far, far away from WoW. It's bad enough that I have spent more hours than I care to admit practicing with the bass pedal on my fake plastic drums. With this game, I would be one of those guys who forgets to eat.