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7-17-2009 @ 9:18AM
My own view is exactly the opposite of yours. I actually prefer the leveling up part of WoW and hate the endgame/raid content. So, once I level up a toon to 80, it's time to roll an alt and the level 80 goes into "retirement mode", for the most part.I shun most dungeons, all raids, and the PvP.Thus, the view that "the game starts at 60" (now level 80, I suppose) makes me laugh, because that is *exactly* when the game ends (for me) on a given toon and where WoW fumbles and loses my interest.I do think it is shrewd of Blizzard to lower the mount requirements, since it is torture getting around the mostly empty low-level zones of Azeroth on foot. My fondest hope now is that Blizzard will offer GW-style Heroes and/or solo versions of the Old World dungeons so that players at these lower level can still enjoy the wonderful, never-visited instances -- since finding groups for these dungeons is such a chore nowadays.
7-17-2009 @ 9:48AM
I just got to 80 and although I wouldn’t say I find being 80 boring, I’d still have to say I enjoy non-instance questing the most. 5-mans and raids are just so stop and go that it’s interminably boring. To me, the quests you do while leveling are the most fun part of the game. They’re the central part of the story and offer a great sense of progression and exploration. Who cares about loot or downing bosses? I just want to find out what the venture company’s up to in Scholozar. Now that I’m at the endgame, nothings changed much. I’m still going out and doing quests with my two friends like I’ve always done.
7-17-2009 @ 10:16AM
Totally agree... To be at level 80 IS BORING!Levelling is much more enjoyable. Dungeons? Eah...You can spend several hours in 25min dungeons because of people which cannot play own class at level 80. To get a proper group is PURE LUCK! When you're levelling you're developing. But at level 80 everything just stops.No group? No dungeon/raid. Bad group? Waste of time.Mine epic purple socks are better than yours! You're n00b!
7-17-2009 @ 11:36AM
I usually find quests boring and mind numbing. Kill X amount of these, bring me X heads of those...One of the coolest experiences in WoW I've had was riding the tram to Mimiron. I still am in awe of it. Not to mention some of the boss fights are just plain fun. When you really get into a groove with your guild and your raid starts working together as a well oiled machine....thats the best part of WoW for me.
7-17-2009 @ 12:07PM
Agreed as well. I'm at 70, and haven't installed Wraith... because i'm not done with the BC content, dammit!I enjoy 5 mans, with my group, but I like the story of it. I like to find out WHY things are happening, and a lot of effort is put into quests to make them interesting and (in my opinion) funny a lot of the time.Not everybody is going to be a raider, even with the learning curve lowered. I enjoy the hell out of the whole game, not just the end game stuff. Started a new toon the other day because my level 70, while beloved, is not as much fun as running scared from a level 6 wolf in the starting area.
7-17-2009 @ 12:13PM
I agree. I actually wrote about this issue on my own blog just yesterday. Weird, eh?http://wowphilosophized.blogspot.com/2009/07/why-you-should-not-rush-to-level-cap.htmlTo sum it up, I see questing as the most fun part of WoW, and questing at level 80 is just plain BORING! It's just dailies, dailies, dailies, and so more dailies. I also shun raids, since I don't have that kind of time to dedicate to the game or patience for people who can't play well. Thus all that is left for me is leveling, and I love it.
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