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2-24-2009 @ 7:56AM
I think Blizzard has forgotten the meaning of the term RPG. I know people play WoW for all sorts of reasons, and the majority of people probably don't actually "roleplay" in WoW, myself included (although I have been tempted to try recently), but despite that we are still controlling characters in a fantasy world, so why can't our characters actually learn stuff rather than just having to pay large amounts of gold for things all the time? I was hoping for a short series of quests my character could go through to learn how to successfully use defensive and offensive elements of the Light for example (on my pala) or for my warlock to be able to go to a warlock trainer and be given a series of quests that lead her to learn how to manipulate both shadow and fire magic as another example. Now I'm going to pay out a large chunk of gold and every so often I'll swap specs with no basis in the lore for being able to do so, according to that screenshot anyway.Well, I can always hope that NPC in the screenshot is just a placeholder for something different, I mean what he's saying doesn't seem very fantasy-esque anyway, so its going to change right? Right?!
2-24-2009 @ 9:08AM
Are you kidding? All that work into getting aquatic form on my druid? wasted. Those paladins and warlocks that spent weeks trying to get their epic mounts? pshhh You can just throw gold at a trainer for all of them now, why bother with questing and lore!(Since you seem to like lore I would like to point to a quest Tirion fordring gives you in icecrown after you've unlocked the argent place. It's a lot of running back and forth, but I think you'll love the storyline for it. It starts with "A Tale of Valor." and it's faction neutral but still easily one of the most interesting quest chains in the game)
2-24-2009 @ 9:22AM
@Malkia: I went through those quests on my Druid and Paladin myself, and am glad I did. It gave me a sense of ownership of the charger and a reason for turning into a seacow.And @sbear: Although they've removed the above questline for paladin chargers as an example of not forcing lore on people, they have a similar (although much shorter quest) for DKs to get their horses. The quests I'm suggesting don't have to be long, they just have to give dual-specs a reason for being in game IMO rather than the completely out-of-character style text that NPC showed in the screenshot. Besides, whether you like it or not, you're playing an mmoRPG, a lot of people forget those last three letters, but they're there! If you just want to throw large amounts of virtual money around for cool little bonuses with no in-game background story, then play virtual poker on facebook!
2-24-2009 @ 11:13AM
I definitely recommend you check out that icecrown quest chain then.
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