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  • Originally posted by Treekodar I feel phasing helps to make me feel special as a character and I really can't see what the problem is. Sure, if they phased the whole world then it would be problematic, but since they don't I can't really see what th…
  • Originally posted by Tarka Originally posted by Alberel This argument is kind of moot though... Blizzard have chosen their path already so there's no point in me arguing about storytelling techniques. I just hope some developers begin to veer ba…
  • Originally posted by Tarka Originally posted by pencilrick Originally posted by Tarka I completely agree with Daffid011 on this.  Phasing in WotLK had its niggles, but the benefits it provided far outshone them.  Knowing Blizzard, they will w…
  • Originally posted by Tarka I completely agree with Daffid011 on this.  Phasing in WotLK had its niggles, but the benefits it provided far outshone them.  Knowing Blizzard, they will work on such issues for Cataclysm to ensure that people aren't as s…
  • Originally posted by bigbadcronk Does anybody remember when playing an MMO was a social experience?  Yes.  I remember Playing Anarchy Online Forever ago and enjoying the social aspects of the game so much that I didnt have a character over the level…
  • Originally posted by tanoril Originally posted by pencilrick If Blizz can revamp a "shared" world, I'm all for the expansion.  But if the server community gets dispersed through "phasing" (i.e., terrain and the presence of others changes by your …
  • Originally posted by expresso Phasing was used in a few quests in Wotlk, and I think really benefited from it from a story point of view, I did some quests and had no idea it was phased. In cataclysm the worgen and goblin starting zones are phased…
  • Polish and simplicity. WOW has VERY smooth movement and combat mechanics and is simple design (9 basic classes vs the unnecessary 48 that some games try to use.) WOW is simple and it works.
  • Originally posted by Rydeson Hot off the press.. http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/1841-Cataclysm-Item-List   MMOChampion just released what appears is the beginning loot drops in Cataclysm.   Lvl 272 GREENS better then ICC raid gear.. Now t…
  • Never really cared for the "story" in WOW, the NPC's and their drama.  Much more interested in the "world".  Note:  distinction between "history" (lore) and "story" (predictable forced linear plotline). Sad, that dev's these days think their job i…
  • The problem with builds is they can undergo the same scrutiny as gear-checking (i.e., if you do not have the optimum build, you cannot be in our group).  Not only that, but with duel-speccing, this sort of eliminates the reason to have builds in the…
  • Originally posted by spades07 Not sure if Americans embrace the word crap- if not read rubbish. Here we go I'm starting a mini-list since relogging in. 1) The number of expansions No bloody wonder few people are returning, this sheer number o…
  • Getting a Bone-Bladed Claymore in East Commonlands.  The gnome auctioning wanted 100 PP, and I offered all I had (40 PP).  He said "go get it".  I ran to the bank, because money weighed encumbrance in early EQ, and ran all the way back and ended up …
  • Originally posted by Broomy *Whew!  There I have finally admitted it to myself.  After several years of beleiving I would prefer sandbox playstyles and after playing a few (argueably, EVE Online and Ryzom) I realize that I simply dont like the lack …
  • Originally posted by Burtzum Asheron's Call had the players getting involved in the story in an interesting way.  But because of the way the game was set up the dev team kind of cheated a server out of their personalized story though.  Basically one…
  • Originally posted by Neanderthal Originally posted by gehrig38 To be honest story is at the center of what we're trying to achieve. A meaningful story, and by meaningful I mean, well, it has to matter. The world, the heroes, the villains, all of …
  • Originally posted by midmagic Originally posted by pencilrick Originally posted by gehrig38 Originally posted by pencilrick Here's an idea to make gameplay more dynamic: Boss mobs get tired of groups taking a pass at them.  If enough (…
  • Don't worry about the community that leaves, because you will have a new community:  players who cannot afford P2P games.
  • This game is like a sizzling steak and wine, and WOW is like McDonald's.
  • How does EQ run off of Windows 7 64 bit, and how is the player base now?  Any low and mid-level activity at all?  Everyone hanging out in certain zones (besides POK)?