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11-11-2010 @ 7:03PM
I just don't get it personally. The dev's spent how many months updating all of the various zones 1-60 to make the new zones more interesting and dynamic -- complete with lore changes to reflect the changes we're going to be seeing in the world and people want to skip right past it?We've been bored for the last 6 months waiting impatiently for new content, and again people want to skip right past the new content? What pray-tell is honestly really the point of that? You're still going to have to wait for the other 24, or 9 people in your guild to reach level 85 to begin enjoying level 85 raiding anyway.Why not, sit back -- enjoy the new clever jokes and game mechanics? I for one can't wait to roll my goblin with my friend, and experience not only the shaman class for the first time, but a whole different leveling experience. There will be plenty of time for raiding later .. you know, when we're running it for 9 months straight, gearing up the number 5th alt for everyone in our guild.
11-11-2010 @ 7:50PM
Are you saying there is no new content from 80-85? because that's what it looks like.Maybe some people want to see what the new high level stuff is like and then come back to the 1-60 which they may want to take their time with.Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to see the new 1-60, but there is no doubt in my mind that I want to level some of the new races up to the new content as quick as possible and then come back later for the background lore.
11-11-2010 @ 10:45PM
I'm not saying there isn't 80-85 content. There is. But it doesn't make sense to power level through 60 levels, slow level through another 20 -- just to experience 5 new levels of content and completely miss the first 1-60 levels of new content.We only really get to experience this game, one time as a complete and utter noob. And while it sucks at times not knowing everything, and feeling like people are laughing at you. There is an experience of wonder, that you really only get to experience -- that one time. My first vision of Darnassus on my very first charchter is forever etched in my mind. It was the most magical and beautiful thing I had ever experienced before (being completely new to MMO's at the time.) It's not a process which should be rushed. Typically each new expansion gives us a chance at least in part to have a tiny bit of that wonder back through a few new levels of content. Cataclysm is different in that instead of just 5 new levels, the experience 1-60 is completely and utterly changed in some major and minor ways. If we're ever to feel that feeling of "new-ness" wonder again, it will be when cata hits.If this is your first toon -- this will be your first taste of it. If this is your 6th 80 -- this will be a second helping of gooey-wonderfulness. I really honestly encourage everyone to really stop, think and enjoy it.The rat-race will always be there. It will be there for the next 1-2 years before the next xpac after cata comes out./end psa.
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