Warcraft 3? Is that related to World of Warcraft? My son has started playing the latter though we're keeping a tight rein on him. He has a tendancy to get rather sucked in (don't we all?).
So when was Zork in it's heyday? I vaguely remember the name.
the same. i never played the earlier versions, but my youngest gave me Dungeon Siege as a starter game and moved me up to
WarCraft. i had been away from the games for a long time.....with good reason. they eat up your life! good for you for limiting play. my grandchildren are limited to 1 hour a day, and that after all other work is done. they do not play on sunday because that is family day.
i don't remember exactly when Zork came out. some time in the 80's. it was so exciting because it was the first interactive adventure game that any of us had played. it was all text and you had to type in commands like 'go up' or 'turn left'. you had to draw your own maps as you went. since there was no internet, game hints were shared on the old local bbs. the game came on those big old floppy disks. i don't remember how many disks it took for one game. i think the first time i played it was on the Commodore 64, which i owned until i got an Amiga 2000. that was an exciting machine. it had a point and click OS and took both the big floppies and the new and exciting small floppies that held so much more info. it was also the advent of mouse use by the common man! Ah.....those were the days. if you could not read, write, and break code, you were nothing. the heyday of the hackers!
update: thanks a lot guys.
i broke out WoW and loaded it on my new computer. if you don't have a big flat screen on your computer, you don't know what you are missing. already my back hurts from the tension of the battles.
at least my addiction is self limiting. hubby is only out of town for the week...of course he's gone often, so i have many late nights to feed the addiction.