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Lord of the Rings Online: Book 7 Q&A
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3/05/09 7:58:33 PM
Originally posted by jlayer2000
I play the game as a whole. I may be weird in the way I feel but if I don't like something that done to the game I don't enjoy playing it any longer. That includes out of place lore, game change mechanics etc. When I play a MMORPG it is a online world to me. If the world changes into something I don't agree with or don't enjoy, then I don't want to be a part of it.
Most of the time it will affect me though. In LOTRO for instances they changed classes and the way the game plays pretty drastically. It now feel more about how much dps everyone can do to win enounters. Also the last dungeons in lotro to me feel too easy now and there is only very small content, nothing for 10 - 25 people to enjoy except for a 20 minute one boss fight that honestly feels trivially easy.
I feel these games change for the worse and never for the better. They change the vision of classes, group dynamics, make things easier and easier, faster, more convenient. This doesn't only pertain to the beginning of the game, this is all the way through it. In WoW I enjoyed the original game but with the expansions camed drastic changes to the classes, group dynamics, stats, and the difficulty of encounters in a group or raid. The current version of WoW is horrible. There is no more challenge, CC is barely used, most everything is a big DPS fest ... where is the strategy?
Everquest the same thing happened. Lore got retarded in Luclin, made factions trivial with the introduction of the Pok, etc etc etc. The easiest way to explain it is, the original game of these current games isn't the same one in the end. That is how much these games change. Usaully the only thing that resembles the original game is the name and maybe some graphics. I personally think all MMOs should leave one original server intact for people who like the original game design and for history sake. The old classic single player games of the past can still be enjoyed with the original vision intact, they are the great games they were when they first became the hit. If they did have expansion packs, the original can be played without them.
Anyhow to tired to type coherently, I will leave it at that and hope that helps you understand.