Over the course of my review and the first few installments of this column, I've taken a look at what World of Warcraft: Cataclysm has to offer a total outsider. On the whole, I've found the game highly enjoyable, with a huge land to explore, countless abilities to develop, character customization galore, fun multiplayer modes, and a unique sense of humor.
But this week, I faced an important decision. My thirty-day trial had expired, and my character was developed enough that each additional level was taking hours to earn. I had to choose: Was World of Warcraft, like any other game, something I could abandon after a few weeks? Or should I buckle down, make it a regular part of my life, and try to reach endgame?