Skip to Content
5-23-2011 @ 11:59AM
DarkWalker: "In Vanilla, BC, and WotLK, it seemed to me I always had something to better my character that either didn't demand help from other players"Could you give some examples? The only stuff I can recall is finishing uncompleted zones or grinding dailies, neither of which really compare to Cataclysm - unless you look strictly at 80-85 zones. Remember that many BC and WotLK dailies were patched in after release.I understand your frustration with LFD time commitment, but it's not a clear-cut decision for Blizzard to make. The #1 complaint with WotLK dungeons was that they felt meaningless due to the incredibly fast pace and almost non-existant social interaction. It also meant regular dungeons went almost entirely unused - how many times did you use LFD for regular Halls of Stone or Halls of Lightning? I feel WotLK conditioned people to not care about regulars, or think the dungeons "don't count", which Blizzard is probably trying to change.In terms of linearity of questing, I feel Blizzard has gone a bit extreme in some places where it wasn't necessary (Twilight Highlands - many subzones have their own unrelated quest lines, so why do they have prerequisites?). All in all, though, I feel it's really worked for places like Mount Hyjal and Ashenvale, where each subzone is tied together into one overarching storyline. The zones are far and away more interesting to me, compared to pretty much....every expansion, ever.I do *not* agree with you regarding the trouble with redoing zones. I have *never* enjoyed redoing zones, *especially* in Vanilla and Burning Crusade. WotLK at least offered the choice of starting in Borean Tundra or Howling Fjord, but that's a pretty limited plus. Sure, watching a movie twice can get stale, but what are you comparing it to? Vanilla and Burning Crusade weren't/aren't even movies. Questing was almost comparable to simply grinding on mobs for XP.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.