I previously wrote the post entitled “So, why do you play WoW? And how do you convey this to others?”, where I listed different thrills people get from the game.
There’s one which I’d like to elaborate on, because it sums up a creativity that can expand on the general idea of how you’re supposed to play WoW, and that is what I previously called “unconventional ways to have fun in the game“.
A perfect example is Falcore (from Moonglade EU) and his “Premades of Doom”, of which you can see the three part series underneath. If you’re doubting they’ll be worthwhile – trust me, those three videoes are hilarious!
The idea is basically to be silly and have fun, but it’s also entertaining to see them testing the Horde’s reaction to the unexpected and clearly gimmicky group of Alliance players. Some would attack them without blinking an eye, but you also see others being inspired by this, as with the orc breaking into Hammer time dancing in the middle of Arathi Basin in a sheer spark of party mood (featured in Premade of Doom 2).
MMO’s are virtual spaces with room for expression, you don’t have to play the intended way. Like Falcore says on the Youtube description of the videoes, they did it “as a tribute to the boring grind, that is, Battlegrounds.“
This is by no means the only example out there. My point with this post, besides spreading some really funny WoW videoes, is also to make other players think of how they can spice up what can sometimes seem like a daily routine in the game. The moments where you yourself redefine how you play, and parody the usual way we play WoW (like the Premades of Doom), can be just as much fun as conventional gameplay.