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Just finished Jade Forrest

expressoexpresso meMember Posts: 2,218 Uncommon

Just completed 'the jade forrest' zone, got the achievement too for completing all the story lines.  Play time about 9 hours - not rushing just heading off in the general direction and seeing what was about.

Thus far I think this have been the best leveling experience of any WoW expansion, lots of variety in the quests, sure there were kill quests etc but they were over quiet quick and were normaly just a filler quest in the same area you had to complete a story quests.  Main quests had voice over and there were 3 or 4 cinematic sequences.  Phasing was used but used extemely well at least from a solo players experience. 

If I were to rate MOP on this zone alone I'd give it an 8.5/10

Anyway I just landed in yhe Valley of the four winds, plan to do a dungeon or two before I explore... lets see if Blizzard can keep it up?

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  • nsignificnsignific ljMember Posts: 212

    I'm 86, played this level 3,5 hours (dunno how much for 85-86) and I just landed in Dawn's Blossom.

     

    I guess I'm a slow leveler? I did do some dungeons and LOTS of ganking/gathering, but still.

  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAMember Posts: 2,951
    Originally posted by expresso
    Just completed 'the jade forrest' zone, got the achievement too for completing all the story lines.  Play time about 9 hours - not rushing just heading off in the general direction and seeing what was about. Thus far I think this have been the best leveling experience of any WoW expansion, lots of variety in the quests, sure there were kill quests etc but they were over quiet quick and were normaly just a filler quest in the same area you had to complete a story quests.  Main quests had voice over and there were 3 or 4 cinematic sequences.  Phasing was used but used extemely well at least from a solo players experience.  If I were to rate MOP on this zone alone I'd give it an 8.5/10 Anyway I just landed in yhe Valley of the four winds, plan to do a dungeon or two before I explore... lets see if Blizzard can keep it up?

    Glad you are enjoying it tho. My roommie loves how they did the Warlocks now. He said he can tank with his in dungeons.

    Did you have to go around and gather the quests to do them and then run back to turn them all in? Or did they change that?

    Will you be getting any rewards from the explorations you achieve? Did they bring back locked chests either in the open world or in dungeons that have nice things in them?

    These were a few of the things that disappointed me with this when i played the beta. It's like they just put out some short term stuff to keep people occupied and subbing. smh

    I would be very surprised if they can keep up with the people who usually play this style of game, the endgame rush community is everywhere these days. (not the OP)

     

  • KuinnKuinn MestaMember Posts: 2,072 Uncommon
    Originally posted by expresso
    Just completed 'the jade forrest' zone, got the achievement too for completing all the story lines.  Play time about 9 hours - not rushing just heading off in the general direction and seeing what was about. Thus far I think this have been the best leveling experience of any WoW expansion, lots of variety in the quests, sure there were kill quests etc but they were over quiet quick and were normaly just a filler quest in the same area you had to complete a story quests.  Main quests had voice over and there were 3 or 4 cinematic sequences.  Phasing was used but used extemely well at least from a solo players experience.  If I were to rate MOP on this zone alone I'd give it an 8.5/10 Anyway I just landed in yhe Valley of the four winds, plan to do a dungeon or two before I explore... lets see if Blizzard can keep it up?  

     

    Any specifics that made it the best leveling experience?

     

    About kill quests, I never really understood people whining about those, it was a hot topic at SWTOR launch, but come on, we play these games for a large part to just do the combat, but kill quests are not alright?

     

    I'm really not talking about you, just popped into my mind since you mentioned it, seriously, I think it's fun to do combat in these games, as long as it's not the main point of quests all the time.

  • ZigZagsZigZags CaliforniaMember Posts: 356 Uncommon
    Im liking this expansion a lot more than I thought I would.

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  • expressoexpresso meMember Posts: 2,218 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kuinn
    Originally posted by expresso
    Just completed 'the jade forrest' zone, got the achievement too for completing all the story lines.  Play time about 9 hours - not rushing just heading off in the general direction and seeing what was about. Thus far I think this have been the best leveling experience of any WoW expansion, lots of variety in the quests, sure there were kill quests etc but they were over quiet quick and were normaly just a filler quest in the same area you had to complete a story quests.  Main quests had voice over and there were 3 or 4 cinematic sequences.  Phasing was used but used extemely well at least from a solo players experience.  If I were to rate MOP on this zone alone I'd give it an 8.5/10 Anyway I just landed in yhe Valley of the four winds, plan to do a dungeon or two before I explore... lets see if Blizzard can keep it up?  

     

    Any specifics that made it the best leveling experience?

     

    About kill quests, I never really understood people whining about those, it was a hot topic at SWTOR launch, but come on, we play these games for a large part to just do the combat, but kill quests are not alright?

     

    I'm really not talking about you, just popped into my mind since you mentioned it, seriously, I think it's fun to do combat in these games, as long as it's not the main point of quests all the time.

    It all just kind of flows better than ever, something you need to play I guess.  I loved the giant wall mural that expanded as you did quests -- was like a little extra reward for doing things. 

  • coretex666coretex666 PragueMember Posts: 2,576 Rare

    I am already level 90 with achieve for all HC dungs finished.

    Have to say I am having a blast. I do not really care if there are pandas running around.

    As a person who hates levelling, I have to say that it was not such a painful process as I expected. There were many quests most of which were pretty much of standard Blizz quality. It means very well polished, yet the same old objectives (kill, gather, free, talk to, explore,...). I was quite happy with that, but I do understand how some people can be disappointed.

    Now I am looking forward to raiding and PvP with my guild. After months of hybernation at the end phase of previous expansion caused by lack of content updates, the guild is full of active players again.

    If I was to give the game some rating based on experience to date, I would give it 9 / 10. I do not think I will be making some kind of review of the game. It would not be worth it, I think. The game is still the same with some new activities at the maximum level.

    For me, it is still great fun to play...

  • OmnifishOmnifish LondonMember Posts: 616

    I've found Throne of the Four Winds pretty boring tbh, it's a bit like your Dragonblight to Grizzly Hills in Wrath.

    One minute your fighting the Lich King at the Wrathgate next...you back to killing 10 bears....hmmm :P

    This looks like a job for....The Riviera Kid!

  • ThebigthrillThebigthrill Eastpointe, MIMember Posts: 117 Uncommon

    The more I play this expansion the more its lloking like Im going to be calling it my favorite.

    I'm suprised , I really didnt think it was going to be this good.

    Seems Blizz realized they needed to get serious again after losing so many subs after Cata's launch.

    This expansion "feels" like Wrath to me and I loved wrath.

     

    "Don't tell me what to do! , you're not my mod"

    Saying invented by me.

  • ZuvielifyZuvielify Fremont, CAMember Posts: 168

    I'm having a decent time, as well. I'm finding it a little impossible to die (pve) though. Which is fine, I guess, but it is certainly very easy. 

     

    I think I am enjoying this story far more than cataclysm though.

    Minor spoiler:

    There's a big event at the end of the Jade Forest, and I found it quite shocking. Like I genuinely felt bad that my character took part in making it happen. 

  • ZuvielifyZuvielify Fremont, CAMember Posts: 168
    Originally posted by Thebigthrill This expansion "feels" like Wrath to me and I loved wrath.

    I agree with you. There is a much stronger story element here like Wrath had

  • expressoexpresso meMember Posts: 2,218 Uncommon
    I am about halfway through the four winds zone now (i guess) and so many things, storys and characters just link up as you play, Chen stormstout and his neice keep popping up and if you choose to take his neice on your adventure when chen goes off to the brewary (which I strongly suggest you do) then it makes the quests you a do with her in toe a little more charming, her comments as you accept and do quests add that lil bit extra.  The last quest I did tonight was one where I had to kick a lazy pandarin back to his village.. that had blizzzrd humor all over it. The added voice over on many quests really adds as sense of immersion. Loving it so far.
  • ghostfaeriesghostfaeries the Land of OooMember Posts: 87 Uncommon
    i'm liking the farming aspect of cooking in valley of the four winds. it makes the profession more fun. before it seemed kind of useless.
  • KareliaKarelia HeraklionMember Posts: 668
    until now, considering all the changes to talents, zones, gear from valor and dungeons, proffesions, plus the addition of challenge modes, scenarios, world bosses, world pvp and pet battles (as a fun factor), i can say its the best expansion blizzard ever made. the only thing left, is to see raids. if they are like the rest  of the content, then imo MoP is superior even from van/tbc.
  • MuppetierMuppetier SouthamptonMember Posts: 278 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zuvielify
    Originally posted by Thebigthrill This expansion "feels" like Wrath to me and I loved wrath.

    I agree with you. There is a much stronger story element here like Wrath had

     

    I agree they have succeeded in making a strong story to the levelling.

    I would rate the new zones as the best expansion so far solely because of this.

  • Johnie-MarzJohnie-Marz La Puente, CAMember Posts: 865 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kuinn
    Originally posted by expresso
    Just completed 'the jade forrest' zone, got the achievement too for completing all the story lines.  Play time about 9 hours - not rushing just heading off in the general direction and seeing what was about. Thus far I think this have been the best leveling experience of any WoW expansion, lots of variety in the quests, sure there were kill quests etc but they were over quiet quick and were normaly just a filler quest in the same area you had to complete a story quests.  Main quests had voice over and there were 3 or 4 cinematic sequences.  Phasing was used but used extemely well at least from a solo players experience.  If I were to rate MOP on this zone alone I'd give it an 8.5/10 Anyway I just landed in yhe Valley of the four winds, plan to do a dungeon or two before I explore... lets see if Blizzard can keep it up?  

     

    Any specifics that made it the best leveling experience?

     

    About kill quests, I never really understood people whining about those, it was a hot topic at SWTOR launch, but come on, we play these games for a large part to just do the combat, but kill quests are not alright?

     

    I'm really not talking about you, just popped into my mind since you mentioned it, seriously, I think it's fun to do combat in these games, as long as it's not the main point of quests all the time.

    Agreed, my complaint is about quest that have you feeding cattle or picking up fire wood. That's not a quest, that's a chore.

  • JeroKaneJeroKane OsloMember Posts: 5,690 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Johnie-Marz
    Originally posted by Kuinn
    Originally posted by expresso
    Just completed 'the jade forrest' zone, got the achievement too for completing all the story lines.  Play time about 9 hours - not rushing just heading off in the general direction and seeing what was about. Thus far I think this have been the best leveling experience of any WoW expansion, lots of variety in the quests, sure there were kill quests etc but they were over quiet quick and were normaly just a filler quest in the same area you had to complete a story quests.  Main quests had voice over and there were 3 or 4 cinematic sequences.  Phasing was used but used extemely well at least from a solo players experience.  If I were to rate MOP on this zone alone I'd give it an 8.5/10 Anyway I just landed in yhe Valley of the four winds, plan to do a dungeon or two before I explore... lets see if Blizzard can keep it up?  

     

    Any specifics that made it the best leveling experience?

     

    About kill quests, I never really understood people whining about those, it was a hot topic at SWTOR launch, but come on, we play these games for a large part to just do the combat, but kill quests are not alright?

     

    I'm really not talking about you, just popped into my mind since you mentioned it, seriously, I think it's fun to do combat in these games, as long as it's not the main point of quests all the time.

    Agreed, my complaint is about quest that have you feeding cattle or picking up fire wood. That's not a quest, that's a chore.

    And Guild Wars 2 is full of it. ROFL! Hence, why I am already bored with GW2.

  • ValkaernValkaern OxfordMember Posts: 512
    Originally posted by JeroKane
    Originally posted by Johnie-Marz
    Originally posted by Kuinn
    Originally posted by expresso
     

     

    And Guild Wars 2 is full of it. ROFL! Hence, why I am already bored with GW2.

    Not that it matters, but if you chose to do chore tasks in GW2 intentionally and are someone that doesn't enjoy them, it's your own fault.

    You had other options - there was never a time when the only way to progress was by completing renown hearts - ever.

     

  • KhinRuniteKhinRunite ManilaMember Posts: 879
    Originally posted by JeroKane
    Originally posted by Johnie-Marz
    Originally posted by Kuinn
    Originally posted by expresso
    Just completed 'the jade forrest' zone, got the achievement too for completing all the story lines.  Play time about 9 hours - not rushing just heading off in the general direction and seeing what was about. Thus far I think this have been the best leveling experience of any WoW expansion, lots of variety in the quests, sure there were kill quests etc but they were over quiet quick and were normaly just a filler quest in the same area you had to complete a story quests.  Main quests had voice over and there were 3 or 4 cinematic sequences.  Phasing was used but used extemely well at least from a solo players experience.  If I were to rate MOP on this zone alone I'd give it an 8.5/10 Anyway I just landed in yhe Valley of the four winds, plan to do a dungeon or two before I explore... lets see if Blizzard can keep it up?  

     

    Any specifics that made it the best leveling experience?

     

    About kill quests, I never really understood people whining about those, it was a hot topic at SWTOR launch, but come on, we play these games for a large part to just do the combat, but kill quests are not alright?

     

    I'm really not talking about you, just popped into my mind since you mentioned it, seriously, I think it's fun to do combat in these games, as long as it's not the main point of quests all the time.

    Agreed, my complaint is about quest that have you feeding cattle or picking up fire wood. That's not a quest, that's a chore.

    And Guild Wars 2 is full of it. ROFL! Hence, why I am already bored with GW2.

    I couldn't imagine anyone not eventually getting bored if all they choose to do are chores. Fortunately the game offers you an alternative to chores. Case in point: if you don't want to feed the cows in Queensdale, you can kill the wurms instead and the "questgiver" will be equally satisfied.

  • KareliaKarelia HeraklionMember Posts: 668
    Originally posted by JeroKane
    Originally posted by Johnie-Marz
    Originally posted by Kuinn
    Originally posted by expresso
    Just completed 'the jade forrest' zone, got the achievement too for completing all the story lines.  Play time about 9 hours - not rushing just heading off in the general direction and seeing what was about. Thus far I think this have been the best leveling experience of any WoW expansion, lots of variety in the quests, sure there were kill quests etc but they were over quiet quick and were normaly just a filler quest in the same area you had to complete a story quests.  Main quests had voice over and there were 3 or 4 cinematic sequences.  Phasing was used but used extemely well at least from a solo players experience.  If I were to rate MOP on this zone alone I'd give it an 8.5/10 Anyway I just landed in yhe Valley of the four winds, plan to do a dungeon or two before I explore... lets see if Blizzard can keep it up?  

     

    Any specifics that made it the best leveling experience?

     

    About kill quests, I never really understood people whining about those, it was a hot topic at SWTOR launch, but come on, we play these games for a large part to just do the combat, but kill quests are not alright?

     

    I'm really not talking about you, just popped into my mind since you mentioned it, seriously, I think it's fun to do combat in these games, as long as it's not the main point of quests all the time.

    Agreed, my complaint is about quest that have you feeding cattle or picking up fire wood. That's not a quest, that's a chore.

    And Guild Wars 2 is full of it. ROFL! Hence, why I am already bored with GW2.

    and you are not the only one...

  • Tutu2Tutu2 MelbourneMember Posts: 570 Uncommon
    Originally posted by coretex666
    I am already level 90 with achieve for all HC dungs finished. Have to say I am having a blast. I do not really care if there are pandas running around. As a person who hates levelling, I have to say that it was not such a painful process as I expected. There were many quests most of which were pretty much of standard Blizz quality. It means very well polished, yet the same old objectives (kill, gather, free, talk to, explore,...). I was quite happy with that, but I do understand how some people can be disappointed. Now I am looking forward to raiding and PvP with my guild. After months of hybernation at the end phase of previous expansion caused by lack of content updates, the guild is full of active players again. If I was to give the game some rating based on experience to date, I would give it 9 / 10. I do not think I will be making some kind of review of the game. It would not be worth it, I think. The game is still the same with some new activities at the maximum level. For me, it is still great fun to play...

    It's good to see an opinion from somebody who has actually played the expansion for some actual length of time! 

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