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8-04-2011 @ 6:53PM
On my first 85, I completely agreed. I loved the zone, the quest progression, the art, everything. The only annoyance was the "battlezone" over with the earth callers, but eh, it wasn't that bad.However with each successive level 82, I hated it more and more and more. Too many "touchy" quests, like the one in the mercury pools, where you have to approach just perfectly. Too many endlessly respawning mob quests. Too much back and forth backtracking. The flat lighting of the whole zone. The "dead zones" of herbs and ore, not to mention quests and mobs. The first time, not seeing the sky was cool, but now I just feel like I am in a hole in the ground. I also hate hate HATE that you can't skip annoying quests. You have to do every single quest to progress the zone.I have 5 level 85s, and 2 more sitting at 82 having just landed... I don't ever want to see this zone again. Now I just farm exp from instances until I can get to 83 and go to Uldum.Honestly, when I played through the first time, I expected Uldum to be the zone I hated playing through multiple times, but it doesn't have anything on Deepholm.
8-04-2011 @ 9:34PM
Here's the thing, the zone was fun the first time as new cool stuff vs new boring stuff fought, but then yeah, coolstuff gets boring after a while and now none of it's new...The same problem with all of the Cataclysm zones is the linear nature of "have to do every quest to progress". Even in Deephome where you could choose which branch you'd take, they both end up at the same place and both must be done, so it's not really a feeling of choice.Moreso though, I think each plotline was just too long. The stuff you do to earn the trust of therezane? too long. The Earthen quests? Not bad, but they just ran on for too long. Even the stuff where you board the ship and track down the camp and then gotta test the dragon trap and... too long.Artwise I liked Deephome, because the zone felt like a unified whole with some divergent patterns to it.I would generally (while leveling) do enough to hit Therezane, then I'd move to another zone. This + Hodir means it's good to be a scribe though. Shoulder enchants just aren't worth it sometimes.
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