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6-02-2008 @ 3:41PM
My biggest complaint about midgame is the world is devoid of players. I'm working on my first character, and most of the zones and towns are completely empty. Getting into a party/raid for RFD, DM, ZF, BRS, Scholo? No chance. That's content I'll never see.The more levels there are and the more zones they put in, the more spread out the players become, and the less interaction they can achieve. This is a multi-player game, after all.Blizzard should take their already existing instance content, and make "heroic" versions for maximum level players.
6-02-2008 @ 3:57PM
I don't think it's even so much that people are spread out. I've seen lots of other people while questing on my various leveled alts. It's not too hard to find groups for anything up until about level 45ish (and I say this from playing on multiple servers) but since the expansion, anything from that point 'till you hit Outlands... it's near impossible to get a group.The gear disparity between 50s blues and what you get from early Outlands quests is so huge that the vast majority of people figure "Why bother?" with the 50s instances. You get enough experience now from questing that you don't need to do instances to level.It's sad, because I miss some of the old instances like Scholo, Strat, UBRS... but there isn't much incentive for people to run them, it seems.
6-02-2008 @ 4:21PM
I'm sorry you're so late to the party Vince. If you had started your first character when that content was relevant to the majority of the player base, then you would have gotten to run it. I suggest going back to those instances when you greatly out-level them so you can experience the content if you care so deeply about it.The rest of us will be eagerly awaiting all the NEW content in WotLK, rather than some sort of expansion pack that just rehashes old world content like the rest of you seem to be idiotically asking for.
6-02-2008 @ 4:44PM
@GerikNice how people who don't share you're view points are idiots. Surprised it took this long for someone to be insulting.
6-02-2008 @ 5:06PM
"My biggest complaint about midgame is the world is devoid of players."I am leveling up a Shadow priest (alt), and I was in EPL, Winterspring, and WPL over the weekend. At any given time, there was *never* more than 10 people in each zone. I leveled to 60 in Azeroth, because I skipped so many quests on my main, I wanted to see it. Sadly I have quests for Strat, Scholo (I even have the key.....), and LBRS but I am always alone in the queue for these. I guess because the rewards for these dungeons are trash compared to the "Hey go take this document to the guy next to me, and I will give you a green item, but it makes your purple look like a gray item".I wonder how they will handle brand new players and WotLK. Will you be required to have BC as well (it seems like you would)? I know some MMOs the expansions were isolated and you could have some but not the others, but WoW's are appearing to be linear and required to have the previous.
6-03-2008 @ 10:30AM
As the level cap gets higher and higher, the issues around sparsely populated mid level areas will grow. To solve this I believe Blizzard should do 2 things.a) if you have a max level char, you should be allowed to roll a level 58 char and start in the outlands. Asking people to level alts from 1-100 one day is out of the question and will lead to decline and churn eventually.b) people wishing to play 1-60 chars should HAVE THE OPTION of rolling on a level 1-60 only server. This is the best way to pool the players in this band, meaning that you will have a server full of people you can party with. Once you ding 60 you have the option of a free transfer to a 'normal' server that contains the full content.This should hopefully solve afew problems, the increasing burden of grinding alts and the diminishing player population at lower levels, making grouping at these levels next to impossible.
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