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12-12-2008 @ 10:28AM
I miss the feeling of danger that I used to get whilst levelling - I remember heading into Blackrock Mountain at level 46 and feeling awed by the design but also scared (believe it or not!) that I was somewhere that I shouldn't be in the game (hey, I only play on RP servers).Now even though Wrath is far superior to the original game, I don't ever get that feeling anymore - I know that even in levelling greens I'm going to be slicing through your typical ice-crown mob and getting to 80 will just be a matter of time rather than a challenge.I wouldn't want to go back to the old WoW, but I hope that I get that sense of fear and wonder again sometime in Wrath...
12-12-2008 @ 9:22AM
Well, I sure got that fear feeling when I went to Icecrown for the first time and did the quests for the Argent Crusade to set up Crusader Pinnacle. I thought that was outstanding. Then, flying to the Skybreaker for the first time was also pretty awesome. Icecrown so far, IMO, is one of the better-done zones.
12-12-2008 @ 9:29AM
In an RP fashion, though, wouldn't your character feel less fear after he's had all these ridiculous experience in his life? I mean, by level 70, he's about seen it all. Also...death doesn't matter, so what's to fear of a new greater enemy?
12-12-2008 @ 10:38AM
Looking forward to Icecrown then...Another thing I miss is the feeling of going into a wilderness and getting lost in the game i.e. the feeling of being on a frontier where you can't easily get back to civilization.OK with hearthstones an original feature of the game, this was never the case but now with plentiful flightpaths, portals etc. etc. you never really get the sense of having travelled to a distant, dangerous place where there's no turning back.On the other hand I can really see why the game is as it is i.e. after grinding endlessly or you 3rd alt in the same area it's less of an adventure.Perhaps after you've played a game for 3 years or so and know the mechanics inside out, it does inevitably feel less of an adventure - I'm loving Northrend so far, but as I said in my previous comment I know that it's just a matter of time until 80 and I just have to do the same old ploughing through quests and mobs until I hit 80 i.e. even if there are some great fun new features and amazing landscape design it's the same old game with the same old kill x, collect x comprising 90% of levelling up.I'm having fun... But the fun is a bit too familier, if you see what I mean!
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