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Where's WoW heading with the new Legion expansion?

GitmixGitmix Member UncommonPosts: 604
I just watched the Warcraft movie a couple days ago. I thought it was good and it got me feeling very nostalgic about the good old Vanilla/BC/WotLK days. I've played on and off since then - mostly off - but I can't say I like where the game's been going over the years. The constant dumbing down of game play and the ever increasing use of instancing and group finders ended up turning me off the game completely. I didn't buy WoD.

I vaguely remember someone saying that this next expansion was going to do things differently. That the devs had - finally - understood what people liked so much about early WoW and that they were going to try and recapture the Vanilla spirit.

Is it true or was I dreaming ?
Will WoW go back to being an open world MMO or will it continue being a lobby dungeon crawler tailored for gamers with ADD and zero social skills ?

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,631
    edited July 2016
    My only problem with WoW is the focus on instanced dungeon/raiding. If they focused more on the open world as the main source of progression i would resub more often. I only resub for the lore (when there is a new Xpack) then i unsub about a month or two later till next expansion. But they dont want to disappoint the hardcore 1%raiders so they have to prioritize instanced content. Im not into that sort of content.

    EDIT: i love the open world in WoW but i get sick of only doing quests or mindless killing.




  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Member EpicPosts: 1,957
    rojoArcueid said:
    My only problem with WoW is the focus on instanced dungeon/raiding. If they focused more on the open world as the main source of progression i would resub more often. I only resub for the lore (when there is a new Xpack) then i unsub about a month or two later till next expansion. But they dont want to disappoint the hardcore 1%raiders so they have to prioritize instanced content. Im not into that sort of content.

    EDIT: i love the open world in WoW but i get sick of only doing quests or mindless killing.
    I like instanced content, just not large group / raids. Give me more small group dungeons and I'll consider coming back. Key word being 'consider'. 

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  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member EpicPosts: 5,153
    You can't go by what Blizzard says, only by what they do.  They always run out of content long before the next expansion is out.

    I'm sure I'll get Legion eventually, but I don't expect much
  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,916
    Scambug said:
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    Will WoW go back to being an open world MMO or will it continue being a lobby dungeon crawler tailored for gamers with ADD and zero social skills ?
    I think SOE showed the industry what happens when you decide to ditch your existing player base in the hopes of attracting a whole new larger player base. That was the SWG:NGE.

    Will Blizzard risk alienating their entire existing player base ? Probably not...
  • GitmixGitmix Member UncommonPosts: 604
    I think I'll give it a go.
    This feature list looks pretty meaty:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/4gt4vi/list_of_legion_features_and_its_end_game/

    I specially like the World Quest system and the story only area. Also apparently the new talents will have to be unlocked by doing stuff in the world, I always liked unlocking stuff by doing stuff.

    Last but not least, they won't be porting the dreaded garrisons over to Legion. That's a big plus for me cause they're the number one reason I didn't buy WoD.

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