I Tried Returning to World of Warcraft after 7 Years

The Wrath of the Lich King login screen

The immortal phrase “how hath the mighty fallen” came to mind within my first hours attempting to return to my once (and arguably still) favorite game of all time. World of Warcraft.

I used to be a WoW addict. In the sense of the definition of an “addict,” I would frequently log in on my days off of work at 4am and play all day well into the evening, occasionally kipping…