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  • Are there any MMORPGs left that don't have easy-mode PvE?

    While games have been dumbed down I think we as players have become so much more savvy and smart about how we play. When I first played Everquest it was my very first MMORPG and I was truly clueless and I found the game so very hard.

    I still think current games can offer us challenges but you have to weigh that with an eye on how much more experienced we are in the games in this genre.
  • About the Reaper of Souls and rifts

    I am playing on hard difficulty and am currently enjoying the game way more than I did when I was playing in normal mode. The game is at least hard enough that I die more often and I love that. Before I was not dying at all and was boring me to tears.

    I decided to try different classes and am currently enjoying playing the Demon Hunter. I was playing the monk but somehow it got a bit tiresome the Demon Hunter forces me to kite and play with more thought then merely smashing keys as the monk and also the resource management on the Demon Hunter is tougher.

    My question since I am only playing on Hard mode and then I doubt very much I will try other difficulties will I get any benefit from buying Reaper of Souls. I don't like the Crusader and doubt I will play that but I am interested in the bounties and rifts. With the gear I get from hard will I be able to take advantage of the bounties and rifts or are those only for harder modes than "hard".
  • Blizzard Takes Aim, Closes Newly Opened TBC Private Server - World of Warcraft News

    waynejr2 said:
    Wonder  if part of the reason they won't release their own vanilla server is that they fear what it will do to the current server population.
    In a way you're right but not exactly in the way you think. 

    I think what happens is right now they have like 5 million subs so they decide to give in and put a vanilla server. This will cause many to go and try them out but they will not stay well not in the numbers they hope or increase the population in the long term. It will however destroy the remaining 5 million. Many people who would have never thought about leaving WoW will leave once they try the vanilla and not liking that either decide they don't want to go back to the old servers either. The people who did not leave and stayed find their guilds and group mates have left and they will also leave. In effect what Blizzard would do when introducing these vanilla servers is cause the rapid deterioration of their own current game. Look at Everquest and EQ2 for reference and how many times you can see threads about how the old servers got shafted whenever the time locked or expansion locked servers are created.

    These ideas don't impact the people who are not playing the current version of the game but it does have an effect on the current population and one that can lead the players who may have been playing a very long time to actually decide to get and up and leave the game because of the changes. People sometimes get into routines that also include their playing habits and it only takes a disruption to either their guild or circle of friends to decide to stop playing. 
  • Why the outrage...I'll cover everything.

    Forgot your advice ?...... I never took it :) 

    Your nasty !.......... I talk about the Elephant, how mmos are not MMO's and you call me everything in the book and call it friendly....... Your nasty !
    Well, if you throw around insults ("A starving person will eat shit, excuse my language"), be sure to be able to take the heat coming back your way, kid.
    Now, when is that last post coming?

    Well, Not much to talk about for mmo's since we don't have any. 

    But I think I'll stick around.

    So this was a pathetic attempt to get some attention ...figures.
  • Why the outrage...I'll cover everything.

    I find it a bit funny (haha funny not strange) that you actually think that you're exposing some dark underbelly that you call the elephant  with your threads and posts. Actually you have often parroted concerns already discussed by far more articulate posters than you on these forums. They have already been discussed repeatedly and have from time to time been brought again in threads by others which have been more interesting than the rambling, self absorbed threads you create.

    Many of us have far more experience than you in the genre since you started playing your first MMORPG when you played WoW by your own admission. This in itself is not a fault or defect neither does it mean you cannot discuss these issues since experience in this genre does not necessarily make you a member of an exclusive club. The problem is your obsession with trying to dismiss other people's genuine interest in the games they play in favour of your idea of what this genre should be and the type of games that should warrant recognition. Not satisfied with trying to bring this issue up time and time again thinly disguised in your threads at an attempt to rehash your tired ideas you also visit the threads of games you have no interest in to put down the people who play them. This behaviour is what makes others dislike you but since you're not bothered by it and not here to win a popularity contest you have soldiered on and continued posting while engaging in this quest you seem to have taken upon yourself.

    However you now are complaining that people are not lying down and simply agreeing with you or are providing resistance to your attempts at enlightening us. You have a conceited opinion of yourself that you fail to see that most of us actually know what we want in our games and we don't spend our time moaning on the forums. Even if the current games are not to our liking we are not so naive as to think that by tilting windmills we are making progress. I personally am just happy when I am having fun and seldom see the need to start threads here to pursue some personal vendetta against this genre and how it has changed. I am personally though fed up of people who think my way or the highway and I won't be sad to see you go and like they say 'don't let the door hit you on the way out".
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