What is all this chatter I am hearing about with starting zones and Rift? Now I try to stay as neutral as possible because trust me I see both the ups and downs to this game, but there are a few points people aren't realizing. That or, they're just trolling because they love to troll.
I hate bringing this up. And I mean hate. No no, I hate bringing this up on this website. But those of you making this protest leave me no other choice.
Most of you are recycling the age-old debate about "Game X vs WoW" by saying that this game is boring simply because of the lack of starting zones. You know what, you're right about that!
Unfortunately, you're wrong to compare it to WoW. You see, WoW tricked you into thinking they were all clever with the insanely large amount of starting areas. But really people, how long did you spend in those zones? Now I'm not talking about vanilla WoW because I can't be the judge of that. But I can talk about WotLK WoW.
Those little jelly beans of zone you call "starting zones" take you to level 15, maybe? Then what happens, well if you had 3 or 4 horde alts you were stuck going to the damn Barrens!
Ddddoonn''tt gimme the whole "Nope, you had more options. I know cause I'm a hipster and love to e-fight!"
There is a reason there are bloody T-shirts you can buy about barrens chat.
On a side note, my ego dropped down a few levels in my KB group today when an armorsmith/runecrafter kindly offered to take me to Meridian and make all new armor. This guy made me a rune/gear combo that had my tank set take me up 1,5k hp, 200 parry, and 20 block. WTF!?
Matching armor FTW.