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2-18-2009 @ 11:43AM
"He says that the fight is different from anything else we've done in the World of Warcraft, and that when all is said and blown up, it'll be an epic encounter. We'll see."This, more than anything else, worries me.Perhaps I'm just new enough that everything is still fresh to me, but I don't *want* a fight that is different from everything else I've done in the World of Warcraft. If I wanted to do things that were different to things I was doing in World of Warcraft I would **play a different game**.The "epic" thing bugs me as well. "Epic" sequences I've encountered in the game so far have been:- The DK starting quest where you blow up 100 Crusaders with a cannon. Tedious and repetitive.- The DK starting quest where you attack the scarlet crusade on a dragon, tedious and repetitive and the "zomg I am on a dragon" factor lasts for about five seconds.- The Battle for Light's Hope chapel: A bunch of NPCs fight a bunch of other NPCs, you don't particularly have to do anything, and are so ludicrously buffed you can't die.- The Wrath-Gate: Non-interactive cut-scene.- The Battle for the Undercity: You follow some NPCs while they fight other NPCs. Everybody involved has about a million hit points, again you are so ludicrously buffed that you can't die.Wrath of the Lich King is like a badly run D&D campaign, where the DM tries to make everything feel "epic" by having two sets of really powerful NPCs fight in front of you, and then says "wasn't that awesome, you were TOTALLY THERE WHILE THAT HAPPENED".The most "epic" questline I have ever experienced in World of Warcraft was the Kolkar questline in the Barrens. You make a series of escalating attacks on the Centaurs, you take out their leaders, and then they make a full out attack on the Crossroads which you have to face using *only* the resources available to you at the level you do the quest. You don't have stupid buffs that give you a million hit points, and you can actually die and fail the quest, so it feels like you're really playing for something.The "epic" quests in Wrath just involve lots of big numbers.
2-18-2009 @ 12:05PM
sounds like you complain a lot. I bet you are terrible at the game as well. Seeing as most of your complaints are DK complaints my assumption is probably true. DK's are the new Huntards
2-18-2009 @ 12:13PM
Some people will never be happy. I feel sorry for them. But I don't want their unhappiness to dictate what sources for fun there are for me. When this vehicle combat enters the game, I will be the first one at the Ulduar summoning stone, and the last to leave for the night.And I'll be having fun the entire time.
2-18-2009 @ 12:15PM
How does complaining about easy quests where I get incredibly good rewards and free XP by doing nothing (Battle for Light's Hope Chapel, Battle for the Undercity) imply that I'm bad at the game?Are you suggesting that, were I a more skilled player, I would have been able to run ahead of Varian Wrynn and solo Grand Apothecary Putress?Or perhaps if I had better DPS rotations I would have been able to actually intervene in the Wrath Gate cut scene.Or are you assuming I'm bad at the game because I actually like to have a sense of challenge and the possibility of failure?
2-18-2009 @ 12:19PM
"But I don't want their unhappiness to dictate what sources for fun there are for me."Oh I couldn't agree more. Nobody is complaining about the presence of vehicle quests *in the game*. They're complaining about the fact that they are a *mandatory* part of some game content.Essentially, by making everybody do vehicle quests to access major parts of the game, the designers *are* dictating what sources of fun there are for people.
2-18-2009 @ 12:22PM
I think hes implying that you are complaining about 90% of the content in wrath. Why do you seriously play anymore? I personally had fun with all of those quests the undercity one? Hell yeah it was cool doing 20k damage per hit, and fighting side by side with the warchief yeah it did feel epic. The wrath gate cutscene is THE ONLY one like it in the game and you manage to complain about that as well? Oh man you had to sit and not play for 30 seconds so you could watch an awesome cutscene. Please go play something else, but im sure you could complain about that as well.
2-18-2009 @ 12:28PM
"I think hes implying that you are complaining about 90% of the content in wrath. Why do you seriously play anymore?"I went back to a lower-level alt and took another look at the old world content, which manages to be Epic without being non-interactive.Doing 20K damage per hit doesn't interest me, because I know I'm only doing it because the game has arbitrarily buffed my abilities. Fighting alongside (or in my case against) the Warchief seemed cool until I realized that I could basically stand back and auto-attack and it wouldn't make the blindest bit of difference.
2-18-2009 @ 4:39PM
Well by your logic you want to be the #1 in the lore, you want the lore to be about you(your char) as opposed to it being about the lore of warcraft. This game never made that the case, it has always been you alongside an acutal character(or hero) in warcraft as the lore developed AROUND you not because of you.You never defeated illidan on your own, you never killed kael thas on your own, you never summoned rag on your own, etc etc etc.This isnt a sandbox mmo you take it for what you get, and you work through the story you dont make it up as you go a long.
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