Video Games

Correction — My WoW trial was indeed 10 days

I was mistaken in my statement that my 10-day trial lasted only 7 days. I was in fact presented 10 days to try the software, but was unable to get the game installer working for the first 3 days (by no fault of my own, methinks).

I retract my allegation that Blizzard is a ripoff artist. I’m disappointed that my trial began when I created my account, not when I first played, but somehow I think most people don’t have as much trouble as I did installing the game. I’m unaware of their refund policy for days where users cannot log in (which, in my experience, was most days) so I can’t comment on whether subscribers truly get what they pay for.

Now that I’ve uninstalled it I’m not motivated to go through the ordeal of reinstalling and patching the game. The trial was sufficient to prove that this isn’t the game for me.

Well, onward and upward. Too bad Prey doesn’t come out for another 2 weeks, and that the demo for Titan Quest was so average and boring. Feel free to leave me a comment with a suggestion (on a game to play, not where I should stick it for badmouthing your favourite game, fanboys).

Full list of articles in my WoW saga:
World of Morepatch
Suffering for my art
Room for one more straw
Premature ejection
My WoW trial was indeed 10 days

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I live in Toronto, Canada, and work for an IT firm. That's about as much real-world info I'm comfortable divulging here. What you read on my blog is the real Brian, but, for the sake of freedom of speech, I feel most comfortable leaving a gulf between my cyberspace and meatspace personae.

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My ridiculous job title is "Marketing Specialist" since I wear so many hats at work. I'm a technical writer, a specialist in enterprise search technologies, an electronic forms designer, a newsletter author, system administrator... but I'm in the Marketing department so for the time being I'm stuck with this inauspicious title.

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