Skip to Content
6-13-2007 @ 9:19PM
I was playing WoW from the beginning. I really looked forward to TBC to the point that I went to the midnight release to pick it up. During that crucial period of the expansion being released Bliz decides to split my server. The threat of the guild being split forced half of the guild onto another server leaving behind guildies that had deep rooted friendships with members of other guilds. The personalities that I was closer to had left and initially I had gone with them. Since the logistics of the server was so far away and my lag suffured for it I paid to have my toon returned to my original server. It took a while for the original guild to get over that split and I don't even know if they've fully recovered.During the after effects of the guild split I was invited to the LoTRO stress tests, followed by the beta, and finally at the reduced monthly costs I've since cancelled my WoW account and solely play LoTRO. A large part of it is because the game is new, and fresh. When you grind you get reasonably rewarded with traits that helps your character perform better. The community on my server is fairly mature. I find that it's easier for the casual gamer like myself to get in and finish quests. However at my current level of 32 in the game (which tops off at 50) I'm finding that most quests are starting have a real need for groups to accomplish the goals.In closing I just got tired of the WoW grind. It was repetitive, the rewards didn't fulfill a sense of accomplishment, pre-BC high end content became irrelevant and that's unfortunate because they had more character than TBC instances. I look forward to other future MMO's, such as Warhammer, Conan, and Tabula Rasa.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.