Let me first start this off by saying that I have the highest amount of respect for MLK Jr and his work. I just found that his famous speech would help land home what I have to say.
"Let us not wallow in the valley of end game content, I say to you today, my friends.
And so even though we face the difficulties of the early level grind, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the gamers dream.
I have a dream that one day we gamers will rise up and live out the true meaning of content: "We hold these early levels to be self-evident, that all content is created equal."
I have a dream that one day in noob starting areas, the sons of hardcore raiders and the sons of casual gamers will be able to sit down together at the computer of immersing content.
I have a dream that my toon will one day live in a MMO where they will not be judged by the speed in which they level but by the content they have completed.
I have a dream today!"
As of late through I have noticed I have been committing content discrimination. I have been completely ignoring early level content. I normally don’t even bother to read low level quests or attempt early level dungeons/challenges.
I know many players are like this as they attempt to speed through the content so they can reach endgame. To these players I must ask, “why not slow down and enjoy the journey.” I have slowed down in my current game, Champions Online, so that I might enjoy the content that the developers worked so hard to create. To which I must say I am pleased with this choice. Me and good friend log on for about 1-2 hours each night to finish some quests and beat some instances. We are enjoying the journey to end game and are in no real rush to get there.
I now read the quest lines to get the background story, to feel the excitement, and to feel like I actually accomplished something.
So in closing I ask both the gamer and developer to strive for that dream that finally lets us all scream out, "Fun at last Fun at last thank the lord almighty the content is Fun at last."
- oh btw SW:ToR beta sign up started today for those that didnt know