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5-04-2009 @ 8:07PM
"vanilla" wow isn't vanilla when you're a new player – it's only that way if you've experienced the content before. blizzard is right to leave it as-is for new players. catering to the end-game people only would hurt the game in the long run, because there wouldn't be any way to get new people into playing.
5-04-2009 @ 9:01PM
Leveling does kind of suck now. I've started a few alts here and there, but I usually only get to around level 7 or so when I realize I already have days invested in my main, and I don't want to start over. My alts usually don't go anywhere.
5-05-2009 @ 3:17AM
This. I healed a heroic instance this week with a lvl 80mage who had attack power and mp5 gear. Tell me that's not a result of Blizz applying too many shortcuts for new players.RAF should be limited to people who already have a lvl 60 characters too. Otherwise it's a factory of newbies.
5-05-2009 @ 7:59AM
Healed... 80 mage... wtf?
5-05-2009 @ 10:29AM
@SJJane was the healer and in her group was a mage with AP and MP5 Gear. She was not a healing mage :P
5-06-2009 @ 3:45PM
Exactly. Couldn't have said it better myself.In addition to that, I see WoW in three parts: Leveling PvE, Endgame PvE, and PvP. When I get tired of one, I move to another, and cycle between them based on what I feel like doing a particular day. Removing the leveling PvE would remove a large chunk of the game for me. Leveling can be a boring grind at times, but you can always try things a new way. Rather than going from Elwynn to Redridge to Duskwood like every single other time, try a different order.Blizz's addition of Heirloom gear reinforces the fact that leveling isn't going anywhere. It also takes some of the edge off of the grind.
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