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5-21-2010 @ 8:25AM
imagine if you will, a world where MMOs don't have to be grinding games. Where the game is playing thru content with friends. Where we finally admit epics are a sign of your guilds progression, not proof that you have no job. Where having to run for 20/30/40 levels is seen as a annoying mechanic that it is rather than some perverse badge of honor.It seems like WoW in the last 2 years has been weaning us of our dependence on grinding. I am sure we will miss the feeling of achievement when we complete some of these tasks but at the end of the day the feeling of achievement may be reserved for downing bossesI am not saying that MMOs must move in this direction but I can conceptualize a fun MMO type game that does not involve gold/rep/XP grinds. I'll still play either way i suppose
5-21-2010 @ 8:43AM
Oh MMOs must move in some direction in order to survive. The grinding formula can only last for so long before it collapses under its own weight and no amount of pretty graphics will help revive it. Moving on to dynamic worlds where your toon/guild has an actual effect on the story line and the world around them (like Blizz started doing with WotLK) is a must.As for the topic at hand... walking? I don't miss it one bit. In fact, no offense to those of you that liked it, saving up those 5k gold for the epic flyer during BC is up there to the most annoying grinds in the game. Sure it is not really necessary, but the jump in speed from one level to the other is like from walking to your first mount.
5-21-2010 @ 10:35AM
Uh... 5k is a grind? Rolling a new shaman on a server with no other characters, currently at 73. Shaman managed to amass 2500g through questing alone. No AH drops (or purchases), and only enough initial DK play to afford some 16-slot bags early on.By 80, that'll be 4k, easily. Then, 1k doing dungeon runs and dailies.Where's the grind?
5-21-2010 @ 11:59AM
Anxiously awaiting: Tome of 60 Levels - BoA / Consumed when used - 5000G>>Where having to run for 20/30/40 levels is seen as a annoying mechanic that it is rather than some perverse badge of honor.
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