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6-08-2008 @ 1:57PM
Sounds suspiciously like a half-assed attempt at Warhammer: Age of Reckoning's "Tome of Knowledge" which basically records all of your deeds, achievements, and stats (like who you've killed the most, your highest crit, etc.) and, as it fills up, unlocks titles, rewards, and quests.With Blizzard pushing for a Fall 2008 release, and Warhammer scheduled for release in October, I think we'll seriously see WotLK pushed out early, maybe even missing content, just to compete. With the Warcraft forums (especially shaman and paladin class forums) abuzz with phrases like "WoW: Waiting on Warhammer", I think Blizz is seriously feeling the heat and is trying to steal as much thunder as possible from the competition, even if it's by poor imitation.
6-08-2008 @ 2:02PM
I doubt they will be that important, it looks like it is tied to an account rather than a character. One of the achievements is to level two characters to level 80.
6-08-2008 @ 2:14PM
I agree that it may not be anything important. Otherwise, Blizz would have told us about it alredy.Could the points be for something along the lines of "collect 20,000 points and get a free T-Shirt"?
6-08-2008 @ 2:50PM
Blizzard never pushes games out early. They take their time, thats why they never set release dates.
6-08-2008 @ 7:50PM
First off, I want to draw your attention to WHO is on the offical forums; a very vocal, very negative minority. Most of the Paladins and Shamans I know are happy with their class. It isn't perfect, nothing is, but they arn't going to give up the game and their friends in the game like the babies on the official forums as claiming too.Second, I really don't think Blizzard is going to rush anything. Firstly, it goes against their entire design philosophy. Blizzard does not rush things to meet deadlines, hence the reason we don't see patch release dates or estimates on their games. Second, I really doubt that they feel any heat from WAR. WoW has ~10.7 million subscribers, and even if all of the whiney trolls on the forums left, they would still be the largest MMO around.Lastly, I think it's a good thing that Blizzard is willing to adpot popular and well recieved aspects of other games into their own games; it makes for a better game. If they had tunnel vision and refused to acknowledge when other things work we would not have the award winning games company that we do today.
6-10-2008 @ 6:57AM
I wouldn't say it's a half-assed attempt to copy anything specific.In the current gaming generation, nearly *every* game has some sort of achievement or trophy system whereby you can show off your deeds online.And just because Blizzard didn't invent the idea doesn't mean they shouldn't use it. Blizzard didn't come up with most of the core MMORPG elements in WoW. I'd rather them copy some minor features than be left behind.
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