- Gamasutra news contributor Jason Dobson is still going with his Etoychest site, now switched around to have an Escapist-style weekly posting schedule, and I just spotted the last part of the excellently named 'The 30 Year Old (MMO) Virgin', written by Edward Pollard for the site.

Fortunately, there are links to the other parts, starting with the first, which grins of World Of Warcraft: "For the last 20 minutes I've been running the installer (Disc 3 of 5) and it crossed my mind that I was on the cusp of something. Jaded, cynical, and about to take the plunge into the MMO phenomenon that has dominated the industry for the past 2 years. Not only haven't I played it, I don't know a damn thing about it. I figure there has to be some other brave or stupid souls out there who have yet to answer the seductive siren call of the MMO but are like me tempted to do so."

So? "This one is for you. I don't know how long this can last, but I'm inviting you to come along and experience it with me. My name is Edward Pollard, I am a World of Warcraft virgin, and this is my story." And the conclusion to this fantastic voyage?

"Is World of Warcraft worth this price? The answer is an unqualified yes. While I can't compare it to other online games, World of Warcraft provides me with a totally unique game play experience that has nearly limitless game play. I can't even imagine how long it will take me at the current rate of progress to reach the level cap, but I do know I'll have a lot of fun doing it." Score 8 million and one for Blizzard!