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11-24-2009 @ 1:21PM
That Samwise quote is utter bullshit. People did not gravitate to WoW because it has lacklustre character customisation. Not ever feature in WoW is good, people play despite those aspects, not because of them.More customisation is always good, until you get to the level of Oblivion and you spend half an hour playing with a bazillion sliders and still end up with a character that looks like a retarded fish.
11-24-2009 @ 1:34PM
I agree. I came from City of Heroes and the first time I played WoW I lasted about 20 minutes. I hated the lack of customization.But it's grown on me since then. And I used to have a huge issue with the stylized graphics and how the game looked too cartoonish, but since then I've seen games like SWG look totally dated with their "realistic" character models. WoW still looks great, IMO.
11-24-2009 @ 2:09PM
Truth. I didn't see this comment before I posted my own, but this says pretty much the same thing. Samwise is a fucking idiot if he thinks anyone -wants- a lack of customization.
11-24-2009 @ 2:12PM
I totally agree. Maybe in 2004 people didn't "get" highly customizable characters, but we've grown beyond that. We want to be unique, not just one of a swarm.Unreal Tournament offers the ability to install high-res textures. No one's forced to use them, but they greatly enhance the gameplay experience.
11-24-2009 @ 2:15PM
I couldn't agree more. If anything personalization and customization is the only thing that wows competitors are doing far better than Wow. With all this focus on the new player in Cat it seems an even more foolish statement. Games have grown since five years ago people don't want plain old polygons.
11-24-2009 @ 2:25PM
The lack of customization in WoW is one of my biggest gripes with the game. I hate standing in Dalara, or any capitol city for that matter, and seeing my exact clone run by at least six or seven times. Other games, heck even my Wii has more customization on my Miis, have so much more flexibility when it comes to building and desiging your avatar that WoW is starting to look shamefully bad.I think the lack of individuality detracts from the immersion in the game. It's already painfully obvious that any action I take has no lasting effect on the world at large, but my character isn't even an individual. The level of immersion and suspension of disbelief would benefit greatly from more in depth character creation.
11-24-2009 @ 2:53PM
I agree, I find it funny he said having little customization makes ppl gravitate to the game cause it was one of the reasons back when WoW first came out I hesitated to buy it.
11-25-2009 @ 8:51AM
The first time I installed WoW, I was like, "YAY, I get to make a person now!" (I've bought all 3 Sims games just to create people. That's all I do.) So when I got to the character creation screen and realized I could only choose from different faces, hairstyles and skin colors for each race, I literally almost decided right then not to play the game. I eventually got over it, but before Burning Crusade, I never played for more than 2 hours at a time and never had a character over level 40. I just didn't care to play a human with her dumpy walk and stupid Macarena dance. After BC came out, I started a Draenei, leveled her pretty high, then switched to a Blood Elf. Now I raid exclusively Horde-side. How far I've come.tl;dr version: Burning Crusade's awesome-tastic graphics made a super casual player into a weekly raider. They also were the tipping point in convincing my boyfriend to play WoW, too. Now he plays more than I do.So, Blizzard. GIVE US BETTER CHARACTER MODELS, FOR GOD'S SAKE. And keep them all updated so the Blood Elves don't eventually look as bad as the back of Night Elves' necks do today. Bleh.
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