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8-15-2009 @ 12:46AM
There are a few issues I have with reworking old world, even though I like it in concept.1) Leveling would need to be reworked to fit the new content perfectly, but high level players still want to have new experiences. This would be difficult to implement in such familiar territory.2) If entire zones change, then what happens to the old quests? I would expect entirely new quest lines to reproduce the missing experiences. This would also mean that people can miss out on important content because of an altered zone.-b) Some current achievements will be raped.3) What if someone doesn't buy Cataclysm? What happens to their Azeroth?-b) Subsequently, would not owning Cat cut the population in two, and render high level players unable to assist low level players? --c) If you still get new content without buying the expansion, why bother?However, if they essentially recreate the entirety of Azeroth (sans Northrend) and only let, for example, level 78+ characters go there, this would eliminate many of the problems, but leave two glaring ones.1) Not being able to access old world content. This could be solved by some kind of time traveling mechanism.2) The world may seem pretty damn empty. Old world is MASSIVE, on a MUCH larger scale than Outlands or Northrend. This could be solved by flooding the shit out of Azeroth, like they seem to be doing. Unfortunately, if they do, lots of stuff will be missing that would have been cool to see.In before 'LOL SPECULATION', because I don't care and it's fun to discuss. Not to mention that these things are likely points Blizz devs brought up and discussed as well.
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