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9-04-2008 @ 2:37PM
"Matthew, are you seriously arguing that getting something with no effort is more rewarding than getting it by default?"No, because those would be the same thing. Getting it by default IS getting it with no effort.What I'm arguing is that a level 70 character going to a low level zone to kill level 20 mobs, or to the blasted lands to endlessly whack unkillable mobs, or standing on a barrel and shooting Dr. Boom over and over again is pointless. You've accomplished nothing. You've achieved nothing. You've spent however much time you spent doing effectively nothing, time you could have run an instance, done some dailies, helped some friends, worked on a trade skill, or otherwise actually accomplished something instead of getting a new weapon up to par with the weapons you've already used.I leveled all, and I mean ALL, of my weapon skills to max on four warriors. I did it mostly as I leveled, so I didn't have to go out and do any of this. And I went so far as to do instance runs as DPS with weapons I was not skilled with just to avoid the tedium.Why should the tedium be there at all? Why does 'enduring pointless tedium' strike you as a rewarding aspect of the game? In the endless arguments against this kind of change we always seem to fall back on the 'dumbing down the game' argument. Someone please explain to me how in any way, shape or form this 'dumbs the game down' from the ever so smart and sophisticated process of standing in Ashenvale killing bears with an Emerald Ripper?I don't understand that mentality. It's not 'handing everything to me' it's not making me waste three hours of time autoattacking. Why is that bad?
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