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10-22-2007 @ 8:43AM
After playing EverQuest for over 6 years, from the start to the day I received my WoW beta invite, I can honestly say you are only remembering things fondly because you have forgotten what it was really like.Remember fighting with others for the same static newbie spawns? Definitely filled with some amazing role playing there. Crushbone was certainly the top of the role playing chart.Or how about the Commonlands bazaars, the predecessor to WoW trade channel nonsense? Yeah, tremendous role playing there.Or how about fighting with other guilds for raid kills. Race to get 72 of your closest personal friends to a spot just to have some jack hole kite the dragon away leaving you standing around doing nothing. Definitely some great role playing there.And the amazing factioning! How great was role playing your obtaining Coldain dwarf faction, only to toss it aside a few weeks later as you allied with the Giants?And my personal favorite role playing experience... "Train!" Cause nothing quite says immersive experience like some ass hat bringing an entire zone right over you. WoW is definitely open to more people, and yes, the more swimmers in the pool the more likely someone will pee in it. But you are comparing current WoW to an ideal that really only exists in fond memories, because you have already forgotten the nonsense. Anyone who longs for EQ should be required to go back and play it.
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