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12-30-2008 @ 2:46PM
I disagree. I'll be more than happy to level to 90 when the next expansion pack comes out, as long as the content stays fresh and interesting. And by then, I'm sure there'll be more hero classes and more way to short-circuit Azeroth like RAF.
12-30-2008 @ 3:01PM
Going from 80 to 90 isn't really the issue, although that is annoying. And the gear reset every expansion is also annoying. Thunderfury is worthless at 80, Warglaives will be worthless at 90 (if they aren't already worthless at 80). If they had made those items heirloom (scaling, not necissarily BoA) I'd be a lot more excited then these current ones.Lets say you want a friend to join you, previously saying to them "oh, you just have to get level 60 and then we can play together". Level 90 is a much harder case to make.Blizzard is trying to make it more attractive to potential players, with triple exp and all that jazz. Doubling xp gains, and trying to make it so that getting to 68 doesn't take forever (thats when you go buy WotLK, after that they don't care about how fast you level... and you're hooked anyway).It will only get harder to sell the idea of buying the game to play with a friend. EQ had the same problem. It started at level 50, and from there expanded. I don't even know how high it ended up. People hear level 90 cap, and it turns them off. Some of that is happening now at 80. Even if it doesn't take as long as 1-70 used to, it still sounds like a lot.And adding new classes that start at certain levels is cookie cutter at best. The reason most people will start death knight alts is because starting another class at level 1 takes too long. So you get a ton more DK alts. Why is that a good thing in the next Xpac? A million more running around because they start at 65. (most likely they would make the Demon Hunter class, if it is an emerald dream xpac.)
12-30-2008 @ 3:37PM
I will continue to play WoW no matter how many expansions come out. 10 more levels to me means more for my money. As for the gear. At some point after your all T8 or whatever is out your going to ask yourself: "What now?". More content is always welcome to me.
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