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3-03-2009 @ 6:09PM
"It shocked me for a second -- not only is this dumbing down the questing game even further (maybe someday we will have a large red arrow pointing out a quest target from zones away), but it seems to be an awfully big break in immersion. Blizzard is basically telling you that "this is the mob you need, right here," and actually reading the quest text becomes even less necessary."Dumbing down? Dumbing down?!? This, from a website that PRIDES itself for releasing a guide for...EVERYTHING. You're kidding right?"Big break in immersion". yeah, like the gnome rogue named "poopsnatcher", "lolsausage", or the countless Nelfs named Sephir doesn't break immersion. Or the countless mobs glitched into logs or walls that "EVADE!" everything, or the fact that a large portion of the Horde population are BULL PEOPLE. Do you know what kind of skeleton you'd need to allow a bull to walk upright and give it THUMBS. Yes, they have thumbs! Not to mention all the Tier-X shoulder pads with floating planets, and lava rocks, and stuff like that. But you want to complain about "breaking immersion" as if this is supposed to be some ambulatory bovine simulator "for realz".Give me a f'ing break...I've already got a job and I don't need another one. Bring on the built in mods I say. And if I want to experience something "realistic", then I go outside and pretend that people aren't morons instead of staring at my computer screen in my pajamas.It's a game, not a religion, not a simulator, and not a way of life.
3-03-2009 @ 6:24PM
There is a difference between immersion and realism. Your examples of "poopsnatcher" & "lolsausage" were good examples of breaks in immersion. But taurens are part of the game, part of the lore, part of what brings you into the game.
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