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10-21-2010 @ 8:48AM
There have been plenty of epic moments in my WoW lifetime. The first time I saw Eversong Woods. The train ride down to the Spark of Imagination in Ulduar. The moment Kil' Jaeden popped out of the Sunwell.The one I hold most dear to my heart however was when I got my Xorothian dreadsteed with my warlock. Up until that point, the game became kind of pedestrian and predictable. But the moment I hit level 60, that all changed. Not only did I truly learn the value of gold, but how to survive a long and arduous quest grind. All the hassle of gathering those mats, combined with going damn near broke, paid off big time when I got to the final summoning ritual in Dire Maul. It was chaotic, insane, but a thrill a minute. The 4 lucky souls I had roped into helping me squealed with glee as wave upon wave of imp and demon alike came pouring out to attempt to stop my mission for my epic mount. Finally, after the hellfire and dust settled, my would be mount appeared before me, and was not going to let me ride him without a fight. Though suffering one casuality adn with me clinging on to little health, the beast was tamed and was all mine. I had never been so satisfied with the game then I was at that moment.Sadly, quest chains like that one have been removed from the game. Thanks in large part to QQ'ing 12 year olds who whine that game is too hard. It's a damn shame, because an epic mount should be earned. I will play happily from now on knowing that dreadsteed she is riding now did not come cheap, much like all the others.
10-21-2010 @ 9:06AM
I agree. I have gotten both a Paladin charger and Warlock Dreadsteed the "old fashioned" way...At level 60 and then having to complete the quest, enlisting aid from my guildies, saving up the gold, etc...and then been rewarded with my mount and proudly riding it knowing that it was EARNED. Unlike today, where it's just another spell the trainer dishes out. I think that Blizzard did a HORRIBLE thing by getting rid of those questlines. If the questlines were outdated why didn't they just update them instead of getting rid of them? Now I am leveling a Druid and feel cheated that I can't do the epic flying quest (I hear the quest is gone completely in the next expansion, please correct me if I'm wrong). In their effort to make everything accessible to everyone Blizzard has really watered down the game. Now it seems EVERY race can be EVERY class and you don't have to anything that's too difficult or expensive to achieve something. Bad, bad, bad.
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