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Hudson's Hideout

Ramblings of a MMO player and Miniature wargamer

Author: pvthudson01

The stigma of World of Warcraft: Just because it is popular does not mean it sucks

Posted by pvthudson01 Tuesday December 1 2009 at 11:59AM
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Saw this comment on a blog today:

Are there MMOs out there for people who still enjoy exploration, finding things out on their own and gearing up as it happens, not as other people think is right? I’d jump right into that.

My response?

What rock have you been hiding under?

I love people that refuse to play WoW because it is popular and popular is “NOT COOL” right now.

Your loss. You can keep flailing around in FAIL MMO’s or give in and try it out. At any rate, you won’t find a more complete and well structured game for the money on the market right now. I am not a Blizzard fanboy but lets face facts. Champions Online and LOTRO and other MMO’s don’t keep having free weekends because they are doing well.

Progression in WoW for the casual player:

Get level 1-78 (solo if you want its easy)

Run the new dungeon put in specifically to get people caught up in gear.

For now in the LFG channel type: Looking to farm Reg ToC PST thanks!

When patch 3.3 launches, use the new innovative LFG system which no other MMO has.

Group until your eyes bleed since 11 million people play its easy to find groups

Gear up

Done? Do dailies at a casual pace and get purple gear after about 2 weeks of logging in one hour a night and making a ton of gold in the process.

Find casual guild in the Gazillions of Casual guilds out there and raid 10 man dungeons at your own pace

Finished. You won’t see that in Aion. Trust me.