So this isn’t really an F2P post, but I’ve been reading Lili’s Travel Journal to my 5-yr old son. I have to say, ever since my son was just a glimmer in my eye, I’ve been dying to share the Warcraft world with him. I have a few of the miniatures around the house. He even has a murloc in his room. But I keep him away from video games as much as possible, including THE game. Keeping him away from the whole video game thing is pretty impossible even when I restrict myself to playing only after bed-time. He has a hand-me-down child’s digital camera which he somehow found video games in…his mom’s blackberry has games which, again, he somehow found…he’s all into PBS.com games (but hey, they do involve real math)…angry birds obviously…plus every friend he has is just addicted to video games.
Anywho, game aside, its tough to get him into the Warcraft story because most of the stories/books/magna/etc out there are far behind is age range. I’ve done some ad-lib story telling at bed time to bring in some characters, but I kinda suck at that stuff even if I can keep his attention for more than 2 minutes (Wizard of Oz author I am not).
In come Lili’s Travel Journal. This is just a brilliant kid’s story. I edit pretty heavily when I read it to take out a lot of the names (there’s just too many to keep track of) and down-size some of the vocabulary, but this is just a great kid’s story. Very coincidentally, my son has started writing a journal in Kindergarten and the whole thing is just very timely.
Well done Blizz and a very nice change in story flavor.