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4-08-2010 @ 4:01PM
There's no harm in saying that you like a challenge, just that the intensive farming of these kind of threads on the EU forums is leading to a crackdown at the moment, and it's really depressing as a relatively new player (started playing six months ago, doesn't feel like that, and don't have an 80 as I keep finding new things I haven't done on my main and want to try them out from scratch, as it were) to be written off as a retard because I find WoW perfectly balanced and playable, and find that enormous, enormous fun. Repeated wipes of the main character on Baldur's Gate (lose that toon, lose the game and have to reload...and a single WOLF can kill you at level 1) made the game far harder than WoW, for example, and eventually I gave up about three-quarters of the way through when I hit a wall in terms of what I could do at the level I was playing at) but the sense of satisfaction of just reaching Northrend recently keeps me playing, and the insane variety of things to do is more important to me than "srs bzness". Yet according to some people...that makes me automatically a moron and a retard and a terribad. I can escape in-game (except into a low-level battleground - now those are excruciating places for idiots to vent their spleen at players whose only crime is to be a newly dinged level 10 in their first ever BG) but since I enjoy contributing on forums and always participate in games' communities, it's something I've only encountered with WoW (and I've been active on Baldur's Gate and Civilization forums in the past with no hassle apart from in the political off-topic threads).I personally feel that if the game offers no challenge and is not fun, then the best thing is to do what I've done with Civ and BG - leave both the game and the community behind you and find something you DO like. I know you're not at that stage, but I'm curious as to why people who have that opinion hang around WoW forums and flame anyone and everyone who thinks differently. I personally wouldn't find that fun or enjoyable.
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