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7-15-2009 @ 8:58AM
Honestly my only beef with WoW is being handled is its paced for dedicated/hard-core guilds. By this time next year we'll be playing the next xpac, and all this content will be worthless - which is fine if your hooked on crack and play like your on it.If you want a more challenging fantasy rpg game that gives no handouts try Lineage 2 - its a game where if you see someone in Class A armor you know they are very hardcore. The raid bosses are hard, leveling is hard and takes forever (max level could take you 2 years of playing), raid bosses are epic with attunement, keys and gear checks (most 70+ are 45-500 players - yes you read that right - look up Anarthas the earth dragon), PVP is meaningful (taking over a castle with your clan actually lets you own it, and all the taxes collected in that zone!), and PVP has a partial loot system for people who kill defenseless players. Crafting is insane, only doable by one race, and has a failure rate (ie - you hand off all your insanely hard to get mats, and there is a chance it will all get blown up when your dwarf friend tries to make it). I haven't played in ages so I may have facts wrong, but it is a very hardcore game - anyone who plays it is not a casual.Oh and when you die - you lose 10% of your EXP - just like EQ and you can de-level.And if Lineage 2 isn't hardcore enough - try Final Fantasy Online - imagine waiting for certain days to craft things (because the world buffs you get come and go depending on what day it is). There used to be 18+ hour boss fights too, but they nerfed that so most bosses take less than 2 hours - carebears.So the next time someone cries wow is too easy - seriously - you're not being challenged enough - find another mmo and leave us all alone.
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