WoWing on a mac
There was a thunderstorm stopped me from doing much World of Warcrafting last night, but I got into the game world for long enough to discover I’m a total dork in there. I hate that period of feeling like an idiot. There were several other newbies just standing around looking stupid too (the only words I heard (or rather saw) actual player characters say to each other were “What’s up?” and “Fuckoff!” which looked interesting hanging above their heads as they ran away from each other.)
My main problem is that I have a one-button mouse. And heaps on things in WoW depend on right-clicking, and the manual says you do that by pressing command (which for some reason is marked ctrl 0n the keyboard) at the same time as you click the mouse. That’s the normal way of accessing context menus and stuff on a Mac, too: command click. Not a problem. Except it wasn’t working last night – I tried and tried for an hour, I’m sure, and still couldn’t answer the NPCs who asked me if I needed help.
I’m going to have to find a Mac friend who WoWs and go visit, cos the Mac support forums for WoW weirdly have no FAQ (or I couldn’t find it) and they discuss which two-button mouse they use, not how to play with only one button. I just paid 700 kroner for the game and some playtime, I’m not going to run out and buy a new mouse right away.
I really hate feeling stupid, and yet so many games leave me feeling that way. Oh dear.