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8/15/06 8:02:29 PM#21
Sounds more like World of Borecraft to me. You grind all the way to 60 only to realize you just started grinding, and now you get to wait in line to grind (limited number raids for the win).
8/15/06 8:13:47 PM#22
Buff bots were turned into classes that didn't need buff bots. However, in WoW if you play a class that doesn't really need a buff bot you aren't exactly set up for grouping either.
I will take ToA over tier 0-3 gearing anyday. If you want to complain about something that doesn't allow you to get geared for the end game look at the gearing system in WoW's end game. Granted, when they first put TOA in it was flawed. They fixed those flaws overtime, and they even offered servers that didn't even have TOA at all. I've yet to see any other company do that based on massive player feedback.
If you want to see class balance issues then WOW is the game for you. There is a difference between a company that tries to maintain balance like Mythic does and a company like Blizzard that says screw it we'll never have balance. As a result they buff the much needed group classes (Warrior, Priest, Mage) and the classes that aren't in that list stand by the side begging for group spots. Then becasue they can't balance to bother the unique classes they decide Alliance should have Shamans and Horde should have Paladins.
Its funny, but most of the people that went to WoW from DAoC didn't stay with WoW when they found out exactly what WoW end game was like. DAoC has a much better end game than WoW even to this day. However, DAoC has also been out for 5 years. When WoW has been out for 5 years please rave about it. The fact is that the hardcores will always get burnt out on games because they burn through the material these games have to offer so quickly. That means that games add more and more content trying to keep up with the hardcore players, and then the casuals feel overwhelmed because there is to much content. The result is no matter what you do you will eventually lose either a good chunk of your hardcores or a good chunk of your casuals. You simply can not expect the same person to play the same game for 10 years (which is how long UO has been out now). Its not going to happen for the vast majority of the player base.
If hes wrong and you are right then how come hes making games and you are only playing them. Please explain that to me. I would think if your ideas are as revoluationary as you think they are that all the gaming companies would be going out of their way to hire you.
8/15/06 8:23:13 PM#23
I lol'd at the part about keeping MMO's simple. He must have meant DoAC is a great example of how to NOT make a game user-friendly and instead how to bore you out of your mind by lvl 10.
Problems with WoW...
reputation grinding, current honor system, gear aquiring, maturity of players, locked raid size, current class balance
Problems with DAoC...
buff bots (and what they can accomplish), lack of players
I can handle buff bots. However, I can't handle the crap that all starts at end game in WoW, so if I had to chose between the two games it definately would not be WoW. Most of the people that I know that left for WoW left WoW as soon as they saw what being level 60 was all about. Most of those people came back to DAoC. DAoC population is currently on an UPTURN not a DOWNTURN as more and more people realise what WoW has done HORRIBLY HORRIBLY long and have went searching for something else.
8/17/06 8:53:33 PM#24
I'm gladly waiting for the people who say DAoC was nothing new to step up and show me another game where the PvP is lauded as a lot of fun (even with all the bitching and moaning going on re buffbots, balance, certain 'zones' being too 'easy'). When you come up with one that has as many supporters as DAoC then I'm willing to let you get away with DAoC did nothing groundbreaking. They changed what people understood PvP to be simply by playing 3 teams in instances where battles actually felt they had a point. Everytime I hear people bitch about DAoC it's mostly about ToA. Not the PvP and only a handful ever complained about the UI. (Hint: There are mods for DAoC UI available.)