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World of Warcraft Forum » General Discussion » I tried really hard :(. Sorry but nothing is good as WOW

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  MacroPlanet

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Joined: 7/18/05
Posts: 1033

Astronomy, art, games, and a cup of coffee.

5/07/13 6:53:39 AM#41
I am really glad that you made this post. It caught my eye because I had a similar experience. Little back story about me. Ultima Online was my first mmo back in 1999 and I absolutely love the game. Played it for years and still dabble from time to time. Wow was my second serious mmo that I played and even got my girlfriend at the time to play it with me. In between UO and Wow;Wow and now I have always been looking for that next mmo to capture me like UO and Wow did. I bought and played almost every major released game and always ended up quiting because the experience was now what I expected. Then I would await the next game. After doing this for several years, I basically gave up on mom's. A lot has happened since. My career took off, my wife and i got married, then bought a new house, got a dog and basically had not much time to game anymore. Until recently when we both had an urge to have a mmo to play. So we both came back to Wow and I decided that there is no other game like wow. They just don't have that feel, which is difficult to describe. We only get to play about a couple of hours a week, but it helps us not get burnt out and to just enjoy the game.

Best MMORPG:
Ultima Online
EVE Online
World of Warcraft
DayZ

  Zhauric

Apprentice Member

Joined: 7/02/07
Posts: 294

5/07/13 7:06:19 AM#42
Originally posted by doodphace
Originally posted by Leiloni
Originally posted by doodphace
Originally posted by Manolios

in the long term i have rejected every one of these game too. i think wow is superior in most aspects and thats the reason i got back to azeroth too one more time.

imo only eve can stand the comparison to wow, maybe its even better.

now  i m waiting for teso and archeage. lets see...

Iv got max level toons in DCUO, Rift, AoC, SWTOR, TSW (Max QL), GW2, and WoW. If you check my post history, I have been around the block....but honestly no game has been able to keep me playing for more than a year except WoW. I'm personally a raider first and foremost, and in that regard, nothing can touch WoW. I really wanted to leave WoW for SWTOR when it launched, it was the game I had been waiting on for years, but boy, did its endgame disapoint. I think that right there is key to all of this...endgame...The MMOs I have maxed out on may have improved drastically overtime, but in the timeframes I was active in them (as were most who tried them), they couldnt hold a candle to WoW in endgame content. Like it or not, endgame content is what keeps most players within themeparks, not its leveling experiance, not player housing, not crafting, but pure endgame.

GW2 may have better PVP, SWTOR may have better quests, TSW may have better dungons, but none of them have the total endgame package of WoW imo.

You're going into each new game that comes out with the expectation that at launch, it will have 9 years worth of development and endgame content. I'm sorry sir but you are doing it wrong. New games take time to develop various game systems, they take time to introduce new content and new types of content, to improve upon what they have. WoW did not have a lot of that stuff at launch. Neither do most new games - it takes time for things to be released and you need to go into a new MMO with realistic expectations, enjoying it for what it has now and be willing to stick around for future additions. If you go into every new game expecting it to have as much content and polish as a 9 year old game, you will always be disappointed. Try finding more realistic expectations and you'll enjoy the MMO market a whole heck of a lot more.

If by doing it wrong, you mean expecting a new game to have various engaging engame content, I guess im guilty as charged.

When did I say I wanted 9 years worth of content? When I say endgame content, im refering to the current content in WoW, you know, t14-15 LFR, normal, and heroic raids, lvl 90 heroic dungons, lvl 90 challengemode dungons, lvl 90 group scenerios that dont require the trinity,  heroic lvl 90 group scenerios that dont require a trinity, lvl 90 dailies and legendary quests, Pokemon Pet battle system, lvl 90 PVP battlegrounds, 2v2 arenas, 3v3 arenas, 5v5 areneas, ranked ladders. All of the afomentioned things (except some of the the PVP maps) are all new content developed for MoP. I am sorry, I really did not expect you to think I was referring to raid tiers from 6 years ago, I guess i should have clarified /sigh

Umm...you proved their point. That is where you said you wanted 9 years of content. WoW did not launch with any of that. No LFR, no areans, no BG's, a single raid which was bugged to hell and back, no heroic dungeons, no group scenarios and a few dungeons. Current games launch with more endgame content than WoW did when it launched. That is why they said you are expecting current games to launch with 9 years worth of content by comparing it to all WoW currently has. No game is going to launch with that much. They will build it over time just like WoW did. But today's customer base is not as patient and continually expects the same in the launch of a game in comparison to something that has dozens of pathces and several expansions. Not going to happen. So even with your clarification their point stands.

As for the OP, grats on figuring on what you enjoy. Can't say I'm in the same boat as I am WoW burned out and just don't find it worth the time/money investment any more. We all have our own tastes though and wish you luck in your gaming.

  Muke

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Joined: 1/04/07
Posts: 1534

5/07/13 7:09:10 AM#43
Originally posted by bubaluba
Now i think it is impossible to make better theme park mmo. I tried really hard after 8 years of wow to play some other mmo but nothing works for me and i'm back again to my dear Azeroth. SWTOR was good story game but pvp is not so smooth and awesome as in wow, it is just a  poor little brother . After that i tried with LOTRO--Well, it is ok but   quests are made to damage your brain, kill boars and kill again boars...(you kill mobs in wow but you have so many different types) story quests are ok but nothing special. AOC was much better but what bothers me there is landscape after level 20, everything looks so same. Star Trek Online---mediocre game. EQ2--everything is great and fine, so many different classes and so many quests but i can't go over that stupid fast paced chicken running, people are running like rockets around and pvp is real mess because of that. GW2 -i tried for 3 days over weekend and i was really really amazed with GW2 graphic, best on the market for sure but what bothers me there is that you can enter in to pvp with all skills unlocked, where is the joy when you get  served everything from the start? I like to see how i progress because of my gear and my new abilities in combat, i don't feel  rewarded when i level my character :(. But anyway GW2 is great game.  So i subscribed today again to wow and guess what! First time in few months i was glued for chair more than 2 hours. Sorry for my bad English, now i gtg back to level my last class Monk :) Azeroth smells so good ...

You're a target player for Blizzard, and although anyone has their thoughts of what the best game is, WOW isn't on my top 100 list either but hey, if you like it, fkin play it lol.

"going into arguments with idiots is a lost cause, it requires you to stoop down to their level and you can't win"

  kabitoshin

Advanced Member

Joined: 3/16/12
Posts: 666

5/07/13 7:17:44 AM#44
For me WoW was the game that opened my eyes of the greatness of MMO's. Been playing this game since vanilla and have only taken small breaks from it. I can't say that I like how convienant they've made the game, but what modern game isn't. The only real big gripe of mine about this game is the dailies, so sick of em what a poor solution to slow down  content locusts.
  BadSpock

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Joined: 8/21/04
Posts: 7683

Logic be damned!

5/07/13 7:22:35 AM#45

I can pretend that I had more fun and spent more time in UO or E&B or SWG before WoW came out and I started playing that...

I could pretend that I had as much fun with FFXI and EVE and WAR and EQ2 and RIFT and GW and GW2 and SWTOR...

But it just wouldn't be true.

Almost 9 years (off and on) is a lot of time though, I'm ready for a replacement.

I actually joined this site a couple of months before WoW came out to get more information on the game and try and find some inside-beta info.

Now Playing: D3:RoS, Watch Dogs
Looking Towards: Destiny

  Tyvolus4

Advanced Member

Joined: 1/25/12
Posts: 160

5/10/13 2:32:38 PM#46
Originally posted by bubaluba
Now i think it is impossible to make better theme park mmo. I tried really hard after 8 years of wow to play some other mmo but nothing works for me and i'm back again to my dear Azeroth. SWTOR was good story game but pvp is not so smooth and awesome as in wow, it is just a  poor little brother . After that i tried with LOTRO--Well, it is ok but   quests are made to damage your brain, kill boars and kill again boars...(you kill mobs in wow but you have so many different types) story quests are ok but nothing special. AOC was much better but what bothers me there is landscape after level 20, everything looks so same. Star Trek Online---mediocre game. EQ2--everything is great and fine, so many different classes and so many quests but i can't go over that stupid fast paced chicken running, people are running like rockets around and pvp is real mess because of that. GW2 -i tried for 3 days over weekend and i was really really amazed with GW2 graphic, best on the market for sure but what bothers me there is that you can enter in to pvp with all skills unlocked, where is the joy when you get  served everything from the start? I like to see how i progress because of my gear and my new abilities in combat, i don't feel  rewarded when i level my character :(. But anyway GW2 is great game.  So i subscribed today again to wow and guess what! First time in few months i was glued for chair more than 2 hours. Sorry for my bad English, now i gtg back to level my last class Monk :) Azeroth smells so good ...

 something about those panda bears...good for you OP !!  and enjoy the excellence that is wow !!

  Tyvolus4

Advanced Member

Joined: 1/25/12
Posts: 160

5/10/13 2:34:25 PM#47
Originally posted by BadSpock

I can pretend that I had more fun and spent more time in UO or E&B or SWG before WoW came out and I started playing that...

I could pretend that I had as much fun with FFXI and EVE and WAR and EQ2 and RIFT and GW and GW2 and SWTOR...

But it just wouldn't be true.

Almost 9 years (off and on) is a lot of time though, I'm ready for a replacement.

I actually joined this site a couple of months before WoW came out to get more information on the game and try and find some inside-beta info.

 I will be eternally grateful that I don't have to pretend I had more fun, LOTS AND LOTS more fun, with EQ back in '99.  my brief time in WoW cemented it as the second worst MMO I ever played.  Just one spot above WAR. 

  Siphaed

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Joined: 1/17/08
Posts: 750

5/12/13 1:10:05 PM#48
Originally posted by bubaluba
Now i think it is impossible to make better theme park mmo. I tried really hard after 8 years of wow to play some other mmo but nothing works for me and i'm back again to my dear Azeroth. SWTOR was good story game but pvp is not so smooth and awesome as in wow, it is just a  poor little brother . After that i tried with LOTRO--Well, it is ok but   quests are made to damage your brain, kill boars and kill again boars...(you kill mobs in wow but you have so many different types) story quests are ok but nothing special. AOC was much better but what bothers me there is landscape after level 20, everything looks so same. Star Trek Online---mediocre game. EQ2--everything is great and fine, so many different classes and so many quests but i can't go over that stupid fast paced chicken running, people are running like rockets around and pvp is real mess because of that. GW2 -i tried for 3 days over weekend and i was really really amazed with GW2 graphic, best on the market for sure but what bothers me there is that you can enter in to pvp with all skills unlocked, where is the joy when you get  served everything from the start? I like to see how i progress because of my gear and my new abilities in combat, i don't feel  rewarded when i level my character :(. But anyway GW2 is great game.  So i subscribed today again to wow and guess what! First time in few months i was glued for chair more than 2 hours. Sorry for my bad English, now i gtg back to level my last class Monk :) Azeroth smells so good ...

You're talking sPvP for GW2 in that you don't like how it's all unlocked?  Well, that's because it's designed to be as balanced as possible so that the player's skill takes part in the gameplay far more than some arbitrary gear or stat based on multiple other factors.  Just....skills.  Which is a good thing when it comes to a competitive PvP state of game.

 

However, I'm unsure as to whether or not you tried out the game's WvWvW when you played for that 3-day Free Weekend Trial?  That's the PvP mode where your gear, your level, and all that jazz actually matter to do better within.    It's also where there are far larger fight than simple  8vs8, 10vs8, or what have you.   Heck, with the WvWvW Ranks they added two Patches ago there's now a more long-term permanent progression for that state of game.

 

Like how you said that the graphics are the best on the market for the genre, because that's so very much true. (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/06/nine-visually-impressive-pc-games-you-can-play-right-now).  It's going to get better now that they're beaching up the Southsun area for some tropical summer content to be added.

 

Curious as to what spring/summer content WoW brings to it's PAYING MONTHLY SUBSCRIBERS?  I know of the Darkmoon Fair, which has been a systematically rehashed content since 7 years ago doing a once-monthly thing (do they even include lvl70ETC playing "I am a Murloc" like they did when it showed up in TBC any more?)  Anything else?  I've seen the advertisements for 5.3 patch going to PTR....but 5.1 came in November, and 5.2 came in March; that's 3 and 1/2 months between the two patches.   There's usually a 2-3 week process for the PTR, so that means 5.3 is expected 21st-28th of May if you're lucky.  That would read it being around 2 and 1/2 months between the 5.2 and the 5.3, and supposedly 5.4 is going to be the very last patch of MoP before maintenance?  Where's the content? What are they doing with your $15 a month that they charge?  Games like GW2, which is B2P w/o subscription, is making games like WoW, which is P2P w/ subscription, look like a joke when it's coming out with content patches every month (or even 2x monthly) and WoW can't come out with only one ever 2 and 1/2 to 3 and 1/2 months.

 

So, please, enlighten me.....why is "nothing is good as WoW"?

 

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