WOW: the Text Adventure

Welcome to World of Warcraft: The Text Adventure.

You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building. Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and down a gully. There is an elf with an exclamation point above her head here.

>Talk elf

“Alas,” she says. “There is a great darkness upon the land. Fifty years ago the Dwarf Lord Al’ham’bra came upon the Dragon Locket in the Miremuck Caverns. He immediately recognized the …”

> Click Accept

“Hey,” the elf protests. “This is important expository. Azeroth is a rich and storied land, with a tapestry of interwoven …”

> Click Accept

“OK, fine. Bring me six kobold tails.”

> Shout “Where are the Kobolds?” —Lore SjöbergWOW: the Text Adventure (Wired)

Apparently, World of Warcraft is getting too texty.