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10-06-2011 @ 2:46PM
What Blizzard could do to address these concerns with heirlooms making leveling too fast and too easy is implement a way for people who don't want to use heirlooms to opt out. I can think of at least two ways this could be done with current technology. First, they could make spending one's hard-earned emblems and gold on heirlooms a choice, rather than forcing people to do it against their will. Second, they could let people equip other gear besides heirlooms while leveling.Actually, it seems Blizzard has beaten me to the punch and done both of those things already!But neither of those address the problem, do they? Because, since they are indeed completely optional, complaints that heirlooms make the game too easy are really complaints that heirlooms make the game too easy... for other people.It might be worth thinking twice before judging another person based on how much recreation time they have available for a game like WoW, and how they choose to spend it. Leveling is, more than ever, a solo pursuit (and that is by design) so maybe it doesn't need to matter to one person how or at what pace another person chooses to go about it.
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