When it comes to "Level Grind" in new released MMOs, can we finally admit that this turns off most players in New MMOs?
Especially when your game is marketed as a huge PvP game with off the chart Faction vs Faction wars, yet its totally locked behind a Level gate that say
"Sorry, but you can not play this Faction vs Faction battle until you are level XYZ"....
Now you start to look at each level as a force of labor , rather than a fun journey. Hence why this is the age of Power Grinding.
I will admit, when I was new to MMOs, and didnt know how the system of MMOs work, and all the Filler illusions, I thought levels were the coolest element. Then one day I reached the level I wanted, which was max, and played all the features I wanted to play, and realized that all that leveling and false pride of being a higher level than my friends, was just an illusion of filler, to keep me busy while developers make content.
that may be a legit reason, but at max level I still enjoyed long periods of gameplay even though I wasnt leveling. So its not like Levels are the only way to do filler.