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3-22-2011 @ 8:05AM
@ Pyromelter2 few things that you mentioned really hit the nail on the head for me . . .PLEASE put ports back in Dalaran and Shattrath. While Blizzard might think that people will neglect the "central cities" of SW and Org., and that they've solved all problems by putting access to the AH in Dal and Shatt, there is more to it than that. I don't know how many times I've ported people to or from Dalaran so that they could quest out there in their 70s but come back to SW for the cooking and fishing quests. OR so that higher level people could farm out in Northrend. Those areas should be easy to get to. And really, people WILL see the beautiful and improved world with or without the portals. It just makes certain content less accessible and thus, lead to less things to do. PLUS it'd be nice to have an alternative place to rest if SW or Org causes so much lag that you can barely move. Not to mention that some of the holiday achievement are so much harder now without a neutral city. I don't see ANY reason NOT to have the portals back.I miss Wintergrasp. And I remember how easy it was go get into. SOO many people participated until near the end of Wrath. I'd see pvp people and pve people there. I'm not particularly much of a pvper but I queue for WG even when I didn't need the honor or the quests because it was so much fun. I'd run into friends and guildies and we'd work together. Those of us with less pvp skills could still contribute by manning the guns on the keep or using the siege engines or pew-pewing the enemy's vehicles. There was much more to do there, I think.I'd also like to add that resource gathering seems more of a chore now than it previously was. I'm a patient farmer. I can farm for cloth, elemental items, do herbalism and fishing for hours, not only for myself but for my friends. But it seems like the resources are harder to come by. So often, I'd go to Twilight Highlands for the Jasmine only to find about 5 nodes in all while circling for half an hour - and two of those are BUGGED. I need the Int. fish but those are caught only on open waters (which btw. won't count towards the guild achievement), where more than half of the fish I catch are stupid murglesnouts. (I fare better when fishing in Uldam for tanking friends). Also, the rather low drop rates of volatiles make farming a long process, just to get my cloth cooldowns each week. If a patient farmer like me can get this frustrated, then something is off. I don't mind gathering . . . but not if there is so little to gather. I remember the path I used to take from Dalaran to the Argent Tournament to Shadow Vaults and how much herbs I'd get each day, just doing the dailies (even a fair amount of Frost Lotuses). Or for the good fish, even in the open waters of WG, you could only get GOOD FISH!! (Clams were not as useful for high levels, but they were rare and often came with pearls as a nice bonus). If farming is your thing and you get frustrated by even that . . . that could be another source of player (though not necessarily GL) burnout.
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