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5-07-2009 @ 5:14PM
I agree that in general I always had fun by going out and doing things, but only really because things rarely suggest themselves. I love the changes to the game world for the in-game holidays. My first character was an Undead, and the first holiday I saw was All Hallows'... great fun. I agree that WoW seems just way too static, especially with everything that is apparently happening in Northrend. Personally I loved the Quel'Danas Isle template. There was activity and battle everywhere... archers constantly shot down enemy Dragonhawks, swords rang everywhere, and everyone cooperated to eventually capture the entire area. There was no question that it was a war zone, and that we all were fighting to take it. I entirely miss that feeling in Northrend. There are five places I see NPCs combat the Scourge; The Argent Stand, The edge of the Red Dragonshrine, pre-chain Argent Vanguard, post-liberation Shadow Vault and pre-quest Wrathgate... but two of these locations become quiet after your intervention, and they're all pretty small and far-flung. Maybe we're not up to marching an army into Icecrown, but where are the siege engines? Where are the war machines? Where are the bombardments and small unit actions? Sure we have some massive airships with some big guns... but how will wandering around aimlessly help the war effort? Where are the formations of goblin choppers dropping bombs and gnomish planes dogfighting frostwyrms (some of them are part of a quest, but once you're done with the quest you don't see them again)? Where is there even a line of battle? What is keeping the Scourge IN Icecrown? They have Frostwyrms all over, I don't see why they don't just load up a few Abominations on some and dump them in the middle of a few towns. It seems like Arthas/Ner'zhul/LK is taking a siesta in Icecrown while his captains are running around making some mischief, not like they're actually trying to do anything significant. It also seems like fighting and defending against the Scourge is entirely the responsibility of local militias... that the Horde and Alliance armies don't really care that there are Scourge skittering around and the only reason that the Argent Crusade is out there is that they hate the Scourge... otherwise it seems we'd all be content to let the Scourge do what they want so long as they didn't bother our airships while they wander around...
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