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3-14-2011 @ 3:09PM
" 'We killed the ultimate villian and now it's like "hey, look, an evil dragon!" It feels artificial and not as interesting. In a lot of ways, I'm starting to feel like WoW ended for me when the Lich King hit the ground for that final time.'I think a lot of people feel the same way."Probably true, but very interesting. While defeating the Lich King was cool for me, it wasn't the ultimate game element I was looking for. I started with Warcraft long before Arthas even existed. He's a very interesting element, but that's not what the game is about to me. Orcs, humans, dragons, demons, these have been around longer than Arthas. To me, the game started before Arthas and it will continue after him.I understand that it's different for many people. To people who got started with Warcraft 3 or Wrath of the Lich King, the game is about Arthas. His end means the end of the game for these people. Even just starting with Vanilla WoW put a lot of focus on Arthas with the Plaguelands, Scholo, Strath and Naxx. There's nothing necessarily wrong with this, but it is sad. There's nothing Blizzard can do about it either. If the game was about Arthas for you and he's gone, the game is probably over.I've found the new zones to have great stories and the raids are fun. I do agree that they could use "fluff" areas. Areas that don't have to do anything, areas that most people skip, but that give the zone an extra feel. The Bar in BRD. The Stable in SFK. Even just skippable trash packs like BoT has. It gives the instance a bigger feel and the feeling of choice, even if you never take that option.
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