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11-22-2008 @ 6:04PM
All that was required was a proper hard gear reset. Outland equipment can't be equipped in Northrend as it isn't suitable in the cold (or whatever). Problem solved.
11-22-2008 @ 6:12PM
Blizzard would be an idiot to take away all the gear people got from raids like Sunwell. Doing something like that is just punching people in the face and then taking all their clothes and running away with it crazily laughing. If someone did that to me, I wouldn't pay them to continue to play the game.
11-22-2008 @ 6:13PM
Changing hardcore purples in BC for base level greens was different. Those base level greens were considered better gear.You can't take all of a player's gear away and replace it with lower-quality gear. That would truly negate any work (raiding, questing, crafting, etc...)
11-22-2008 @ 6:14PM
So, if Outland gear cannot be equipped in Northrend as it isn't suitable in the cold, any char 68+ must go there... naked?
11-22-2008 @ 6:27PM
@ Sephira:Say you get a starter set of class-appropriate green gear in the mail when you upgrade your account, similar to DKs. Or there's a green northrend starter gear vendor outside each of the banks. There are dozens of ways to implement it.
11-23-2008 @ 3:47AM
You are absolutely right about a hard gear reset. (but not about "taking" gear away, that's dumb)If they had tuned the leveling gear so that T4 was replaced by 74, T5 by 76, and T6 by 78, or something similar to that, these world firsts would not be happening so quickly and the content would last longer.Newsflash: Hardcore QQ leads to Hardcore QQ. If there hadn't been such an outcry by hardcore raiders to not replace epic gear quickly with Northrend gear, then raiders would have had to grind out full gear sets from Heroics before standing a chance in raid content tuned for level 80+ gear.Instead, Northrend is a joke. Leveling is dull and pointless as I vendor all the quest rewards and stick to my current epics. Mobs go down like paperdolls. Group/elite quests are entirely soloable. Northrend just feels like a chore, something to complete without feeling.
11-23-2008 @ 9:04AM
I'm not sure it's necessarily a problem that Sunwell-geared characters have an easy time leveling in Northrend. If you're Sunwell geared, chances are you're not much interested in leveling *anyway*.It strikes me that the big problem here is that, unlike regular leveling content, endgame content is effectively overwritten whenever an expansion comes out. I can still run my level 50 Warlock around Tanaris as much as I like, but Raiders can only ever use the current end-game content. It means they get less out of expansions than people who are interested in the leveling experience.
11-24-2008 @ 7:44AM
Opally, maybe you should consider taking a few months off the game, maybe until the next expansion, if you feel nothing while levelling.I'm 78, still have my BC gear except the weapon and I found the whole game quite easy so far myself. Still I love it like crazy! The easy quests allow me to concentrate on the wonderful atmosphere and enjoy the story which is presented way better that it used to. And some of the quest lines are so well done that I actually read the quest log !!!If you feel nothing, you should really consider stopping or go check with your therapist. He can help you overcome these problems and give you a happy partnership.
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