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8-30-2009 @ 6:55PM
I represent one of the more chronic altaholic types, the casual altaholic. My play time is limited and its spread thinly across multiple different characters. This means I never truly experience endgame, just entry level endgame across multiple toons.I've paired this down a bit with Lich King (only three 80s!) but the urge to try something new always strikes and I find myself fumbling through a sea of low level alts. I suppose I'm convinced that I just haven't found the one race/class combo that fits me best. While Cataclysm's "reboot" might seem to be right up this altaholic's alley, the truth is it doesn't appeal to me at all. I've now run the old level content so many times that I no longer care if they dress it up or put a new skin on the same class. The prospect of being a level 1 anything just doesn't appeal to me anymore. Sure I may roll a worgen mage to play the starting area but if I end up with a worgen as my main it will be because of a race change, not leveling.The Death Knight draw was just too much. It was a new class with a really cool starting zone and half the grind was over. Being level 1 again just doesn't do it for me.
8-30-2009 @ 7:10PM
The idea is not to make it look new, but rather feel new. They are removing the grind - it will be a solid flow to the maximum level with plenty of adventures along the way.
8-30-2009 @ 10:57PM
If I never have to kill an inordinate amount of X to get 10 drops of Y, if I never have to travel across ten zones to warn an NPC of terrible news (because apparently the mail system is inadequate), and if I never have to go back to kill the guy I've already killed five times while doing my previous quest, then yes I'll happily go through the new content. Otherwise it's still a grind to me (and a big one at that).But it's unfair to pass judgement on an unreleased game. Blizzard may very well have some interesting new questing mechanics at play and phasing might remove some of the redundancy. We'll have to see.
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