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1-25-2008 @ 7:17PM
When it comes to an expansion I see Blizzard keeping to the tried-and-true formual.Gear Reset: face it, the ends justify the means. If you dont get better gear than your T5/T6 epics you wont do the massive timesink that is questing, rep grind, instance grind etc. You do the quest to get better gear, you get better gear so you can do the next quest/instance/raid.New zones to explore: Blizzard made great strides in BC with very distinguishable zones. All had separate themes and feel They were organized, well populated with mobs and a ton of quests to make sure you explored every inch if you wanted.Ten new levels worth of spells and tallents: Do you know how many new specs will be made because of spells and 10 talent points?! How many times have you said "If I could only get that 21 point tallent and this 41 pnt tallent?"Big spender items: they gave us epic flying mounts so we'd have a reason to save gold, I'd expect something similar, while it wont be a mount, but it will be something to distinguish players.Intances/Raids/BGs/Arenas....no explinations necessary but I think they need to retool the rewards somehow.Now, what I'd love to see:Instanced Player Housing: Someplace to call your own and decorate with say your old T6 set that you worked sooo hard to get and just dont want to vendor because of that sentimental attatchment. (as far as server space why not make the house client side??)Epic world PVP: make PvP something you'd want to do instead of something that you feel obligated to do (BG's just for epics for example)...they've got 10 lvls to retool the classes so fights can be more about skill than debated IWIN buttons.MiniGames: for the love of Pete give me minigames that I wouldn't mind playing other than BG's...Barrens (Texas) Hold'em anyone?Improve Character to World Interaction: Cog wheel mouse over/ Mining Pick mouseover/drag this item to your action bar or click to use....sometimes the world feels so static to me. Oh, and while we are at it...how about some quest speech, I dont even read the book the quests logs sometimes become.I could go on an on....My last thoughts on this is WoW will fade over time, it's inevitable, you can only stretch the lore so far without adding things that just make people scratch their heads in puzzlemet. Remember, Blizzard has two other big hit names on their resume (Diablo and Starcraft).The question is: will Bliz's next game be as big of a hit as WoW?
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