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I was thinking recently about how many devs over time destroy the leveling experience of their MMOs for the folks playing that have been there done that. You can see examples of it in almost any game to where it takes less xp to level or you acquire more xp per kill/quest, travel times are lessened to almost trivial, group quest/monsters are made solo and items that were handed out normally are now deliberately made overpowered to ease leveling. These also include items that you would normally obtain at higher levels. Again this is to ease leveling for players that have been through the game before and to give new players a fast road to the top.
Now here is my beef with this. It isn't optional. A new player will not be able to play the same great game that older players got to play leveling. What if they would like to? They can't it is now changed. Now for the solution to me would be to make skiping content optional instead of destroying practically the beginning and middle of the game and only making the end count. Face it, after most of the changes are made to "speed" up the leveling process they have made it trivial anyhow, let the players who do not want to do it skip it. If the game gets older please don't destroy the game, before doing that just give an option to create a character at the desired level you want the players to be.
You are not perserving anything by trying to make leveling trivial yet still exist you just ruin the experience for the folks that truley enjoy it. With what I suggest the players who truley want to experience the whole game will still have the opportunity to do so and the players who really just want to be at the top levels would get their wish. All you are doing by destroying low level content for the sake of convenience is hurting both parties. The developers could put in a quest tutorial a player could decide to do that would walk them through how to play the game and then put them at a certain level. The player like me that likes the journey can say no thank you I will play from 1 - (top level). Thanks for reading.