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Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Member RarePosts: 9,686
i have been playing WoW for the last few weeks, .. But in a different way..

i leveled a monk all the way to level 85 playing trough all the zones stories, by level locking every few levels.. And i must say, there is so much content in this world, its ubelievable.. There really is a lot to explore and enjoy..


Now i know this is not the way a lot of people like to play MMOs these days, because in general they rush to the endgame and calling the stories merely a neccesary grind...



i myself would love to see some kind of challenge servers, with much harder content in the open world, and requiring people to finish stories and zones before being able to advance to the next level... Where some content would actually be hard to solo and chalenging players, and where content would adapt to the number of players.


Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

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  • DeniZgDeniZg Member UncommonPosts: 697
    I've been playing it like that since I started in Vanilla, until I quit in WotLK.
    And, no, I'm pretty sure Blizzard will never make the game more challenging. On the contrary.
  • MmoFan2012MmoFan2012 Member UncommonPosts: 23
    i have been playing WoW for the last few weeks, .. But in a different way..

    i leveled a monk all the way to level 85 playing trough all the zones stories, by level locking every few levels.. And i must say, there is so much content in this world, its ubelievable.. There really is a lot to explore and enjoy..


    Now i know this is not the way a lot of people like to play MMOs these days, because in general they rush to the endgame and calling the stories merely a neccesary grind...



    i myself would love to see some kind of challenge servers, with much harder content in the open world, and requiring people to finish stories and zones before being able to advance to the next level... Where some content would actually be hard to solo and chalenging players, and where content would adapt to the number of players.


    unless they add more new content most agree that running down memory lane, or better yet garrisonville is doomed. i too leveled a monk this year from scratch, to get hard nerfed by the time i made it to 90. i have 6 toons now level 100, all tradeskills at 700, all harvesting skills 700, all garrison buildings at T3, pathfinder achievement... and we have maybe a year before the next expansion comes out. 

    why would anyone pay $180 for the year of waiting for more content? i have run all content many times over the years....




  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    edited October 2015
    I believe the amount of content - and there is a lot - helped sustained subs in the 14 month post-MoP 5.4 content drought.

    Post-WoD however longer term players - with everything maxed  - have had to make a choice.
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 19,332
    Making alts one after another to repeat the same content,no thanks,already done so much of that in EQ2 that i cannot take that type of gaming anymore.Know how many harvesting/craft toons i have in FFXI....one you only need 1.Been through that Wowish route in EQ2 making tons of toons and it felt like a waste of time that should never be in a game design.In the real world we call multiple personalities a Schizophrenic ,i prefer to be just one person...one player.
    I never once felt like Wow was a game to explore,my biggest peeve when i stopped playing first week it released was it's poor graphics/textures and starting in the middle of some cheap looking caravan after playing two  games where i started in great big cities was a huge letdown.

    As far as content,that seems to be an area MOST gamer's confuse standard quests with content.They are called quests,i don't call that content.Content to me are ideas that stray away from quests and are ideas i won't see in other games.If i simply want to do 3 thousand quests to say i am doing lots of content "already done that in EQ2" then i can get that hopping  from any game to any game just to do quests.I also never once in my many returns to Wow did i feel any good story happening,just what i would call quest lines.

    Now if i look at what every game is doing for quests,does Wow have a few good/better ones,yes it does but the rest of the game does not entice me to play it because it is not the way i want a game designed,like i said i already get a better version of Wow playing EQ2.I hopped from EQ2>Wow back to EQ2 in a week and i was not even a EQ2 fan yet,the two games imo were miles a part,Wow just seemed like a EQ2 wannabe and imo still is.

    Now if Wow was say like FFXI designed to play on a PS2/multiple platforms including Xbox,then i would say cut Blizzard some slack,but it was designed for PC so no excuse on it's many downfalls.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • mark2123mark2123 Member UncommonPosts: 450
    I don't see the point of paying a monthly sub to create alts and effectively do the same thing over and over, when, for the price you could buy a new game every 3-4 months and get new and exciting experiences.  With ESO, GW2 and other AAA games costing a one-off amount, plus Metal Gear Solid 5, Star Wars Battlefront, Call of Duty, Halo 5, Fallout 4 - there really is no reason to rinse and repeat the tiredness of WoW.
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    mark2123 said:
    I don't see the point of paying a monthly sub to create alts and effectively do the same thing over and over, when, for the price you could buy a new game every 3-4 months and get new and exciting experiences.  With ESO, GW2 and other AAA games costing a one-off amount, plus Metal Gear Solid 5, Star Wars Battlefront, Call of Duty, Halo 5, Fallout 4 - there really is no reason to rinse and repeat the tiredness of WoW.
    Totally agree.

    Assassin's Creed! New Civ Beyond Earth. Divinity coming. So many games. And any you miss will usually be on sale for c. a months sub. 
  • spikers14spikers14 Member UncommonPosts: 531
    Good for you OP. Enjoy and surround yourself in your world. That's really what WoW is at heart, a great big world....not garrisons that sometimes feel confining.

    I know of at least one guild that uses the exp mechanism to play out entire strings of raiding content - at appropriate level. Much old content is still alive. That may meet your challenge requirements, as well as provide unique alternate leveling.




  • XiaokiXiaoki Member EpicPosts: 3,724
    mark2123 said:
    I don't see the point of paying a monthly sub to create alts and effectively do the same thing over and over, when, for the price you could buy a new game every 3-4 months and get new and exciting experiences.  With ESO, GW2 and other AAA games costing a one-off amount, plus Metal Gear Solid 5, Star Wars Battlefront, Call of Duty, Halo 5, Fallout 4 - there really is no reason to rinse and repeat the tiredness of WoW.
    The point is that perhaps he likes the content in WoW and enjoys doing it and does not like the games you listed.

    He wants to spend his time and his money playing WoW then that is fine and I dont see the point in telling him otherwise.
  • josko9josko9 Member RarePosts: 577
    edited November 2015
    Xiaoki said:
    mark2123 said:
    I don't see the point of paying a monthly sub to create alts and effectively do the same thing over and over, when, for the price you could buy a new game every 3-4 months and get new and exciting experiences.  With ESO, GW2 and other AAA games costing a one-off amount, plus Metal Gear Solid 5, Star Wars Battlefront, Call of Duty, Halo 5, Fallout 4 - there really is no reason to rinse and repeat the tiredness of WoW.
    The point is that perhaps he likes the content in WoW and enjoys doing it and does not like the games you listed.

    He wants to spend his time and his money playing WoW then that is fine and I dont see the point in telling him otherwise.
    The way I read his post, he said that he likes leveling, exploring, questing, stories...

    You're not suggesting that WoW ever had a decent story or any quest, do you?
    Not when ESO does it several times better, it's not even a comparison really..

  • spikers14spikers14 Member UncommonPosts: 531
    ESO isn't that special in terms of questing, etc. Phasing, narrative, cut scenes. I've found the experiences fairly similar. 
  • XiaokiXiaoki Member EpicPosts: 3,724
    josko9 said:
    Xiaoki said:
    mark2123 said:
    I don't see the point of paying a monthly sub to create alts and effectively do the same thing over and over, when, for the price you could buy a new game every 3-4 months and get new and exciting experiences.  With ESO, GW2 and other AAA games costing a one-off amount, plus Metal Gear Solid 5, Star Wars Battlefront, Call of Duty, Halo 5, Fallout 4 - there really is no reason to rinse and repeat the tiredness of WoW.
    The point is that perhaps he likes the content in WoW and enjoys doing it and does not like the games you listed.

    He wants to spend his time and his money playing WoW then that is fine and I dont see the point in telling him otherwise.
    The way I read his post, he said that he likes leveling, exploring, questing, stories...

    You're not suggesting that WoW ever had a decent story or any quest, do you?
    Not when ESO does it several times better, it's not even a comparison really..

    Translation: my opinion equals fact and my opinion is right and yours if wrong.

    Again, maybe he doesn't like ESO. Maybe he really does like the questing and story of WoW more. Maybe he doesn't like seafood and likes beef, do you have a problem with that as well?
  • klash2defklash2def Member EpicPosts: 1,949
    wow. wow never changes. 
    "Beliefs don't change facts. Facts, if you're reasonable, should change your beliefs."


    "The Society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools."



     
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  • ThebeastttThebeasttt Member RarePosts: 1,130
    I'm not sure if Blizzard copy pasting the same boring quests over and over counts as a wealth of content. Though I agree the size of the world puts most MMO's to shame, it's sadly gone to waste with how fast you reach endgame. Then you realize WoD endgame is underwhelming at best.
  • WizbuizWizbuiz Member UncommonPosts: 215
    fuck the pve in this game, its broken as hell, borring, and not challenging, its literally crap.

    However the PvP love it. But thats only Arena, since Zergfeasts really tells u jack shit about ur skills.
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