Game Revolution writes: "Despite my propensity to gravitate towards RPGs, I have intentionally missed the World of Warcraft phenomenon, as well as Final Fantasy XI (if you can call it "Final Fantasy"). MMORPGs have eluded me mostly because I don't have a PC that can handle them, and because I realized that if I were to actually start one, I would probably get fired for missing work and annoying co-workers with WoWspeak. For me, one step into Azeroth is a slippery slope towards homelessness and buying a Toyota truck.
So paint me disinterested and unmotivated as I schlepped my way up the hills of San Francisco to see Perfect World International, my face already testing out the fake smile I would have to plaster on right after I entered the door. I expected to find some World of Warcraft clone with level-grinding, skill-tree-choosing, dungeon-crawling, potion-drinking, spell-casting, blahdy-blahdy *snooze* - and for the most part, Perfect World was exactly that... except I was awake and interested the whole time."