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[Column] World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria: From BlizzCon to Landfall
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12/23/12 4:01:02 PM
As a long time player of wow from 2006 vanilla to pandaria -20 diff chars 2 accounts 8 level 90`s ive finally had enough. Reasons-the amount of daily quests needed to get motes etc planting silly seeds etc.and their repitition . This a total total waste of gametime and i suspect was put in to slooow chars abilities to improve gear thus having to spend more time doing this than anything else in game. c;mon be honest how long did it take to get the rep for the mote seeds =longer than levelling from 80 -to 90??and u cant exchanget them even on an account mmm. and it`s supposed to be fun??
The alteration to the weapons system - my main a hunter using bow /xbow only now with a crappy scope -especially when compared to tank . rogue, even a priest weapon ench-also only beast mastery any good now in both pvp, pve.
As for the new talent tree thats a complete joke - tell me what variation there is for any class all cookie cutters now as such- and some of the choices are laughable if not downright insulting to our intelligence -there ought to be a vote by all players on whether the pandaria changes to the talent trees should be reversed and also the new weapon implimentation!!! another dumbing down
thought the writing was on the wall when activision took over-dumb and dumber springs to mind , atering the game for the american market i.e. dumbing down the game on every level, for newcomers (after 2010) no offence to our american cousins, which will fail in the long term. A very big patch only weeks after launch (never before in wow history, they took months) and guess what -more dailies and dumbing down-and a few tweaks yo make it easier
All vanilla players pre 2009-can u remember when pvp battles in a/v lasted hours and hours - etc. and the promotions and armour were the challenge-and took weeks and months. A true grind.
The race for guilds to be the 1st to take down rag. and the effort it took in gear, pots, and enchants to do so, were all part of the challenge, and I admit it also was flawed for the casual player if not in a decent friendly guild, guild runs were very enjoyable, but now how long did it take to take down cat main boss and panda boss. a good example -uldeman could take 3 to four hours, how many midlevel dungeons in l.king /cat takes that.
Will admit that the quests in dungeons have easier access due to cross realms, have better stories link and the new looting system is way better but how about -molten core and onxia-kaz nax. etc. -no wonder guilds are losing members - hit 25 level and thats it whearas guild runs were very enjoyable but no rare.
Getting ypur 1st mount was an achievement, the quest line for the pally mount was a major challenge. YOU can now get the pvp gear in 2 days - AND A MOUNT AT 20
Hitting 60 and 70 in vanilla and ouland (imo the best upgrade ever on wow) took time and effort-you can now level on mining and herb gathering at 70 in fact it is the quickest way in cat/pandaria!!!!, levelled 3 chars in just over a week in pandaria !!! and then started the dreaded daily daisy chain.
im my opinion wow has gone backwords in making the game a real challenge or guild friendly anymore, my 9 year old grandson can compete in all b/gs and dungeons inc.heroics its that easy -just make a macro and press 1 button to fight heal and buff- thanks but no thanks.
pandaria was the final straw -1 new char( 2 in nortthrend 2 in outland 2 in cat) smaller areas less dungeons less b/gs, easier levelling to 90, all your chars overpowered against npc`s= could kill 4 easily same level at the same time in fact could kill npcs 3and 4 levels higher 1 on 1 -never happened in vanilla without quality blue items -which are now in abundance and too easily obtained. the writing is on the wall ime afraid.
finally yes pandaria did attract players back- in my guild we had 10 return and they lasted no more than a week and they were hardcore 7day a week wow fanatics in vanilla, outland, lking and cat.
why do u think the french company sold it to activision early lhis year,
So farewell wow thanks for the memories,friends, enemies(horde) and many happy experiences, but you have not moved onwards and upwords but a big step backwards-with the gameplay. The game has really become a grind chore far worse than before. and happy hunting to those still playing .
if ithe gameplay etc.does improve( some hope imo) am quite willing to return but not with the pandaria set up.