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11-02-2011 @ 3:27AM
It is the nature of things for the pain and annoyances fade and fall away, leaving only the shining memories. I'm not against people who say World of Warcraft vanilla was good. I played it myself, and it was good. But this sorta, "WoW was great, now it SUCKS! Back in my day..." well...Because like I said, you don't remember all the incredibly stupid things. Of COURSE the game was a wonder and a joy when you first played it. It was your first experience of it. It has been 7 years since it was first released. 7 years in Azeroth. Of course things grow routine, dull, and grey.But I think WoW is a MUCH better game now than it was back then. The developers didn't listen. Each class basically had ONE viable spec. There were HUGE class imbalances in PvP. Leveling was long, tedious, and often stupid. So much of the game was a grind reminiscent of the early days of MMOs, and in some other MMOs still today. Also, this idea to lament that the "old world" was populated by mature, community-minded heroes while today has only immature, 12-year olds is forgetting all the infuriating pain and stupidity.Remember, it's not just the game that's changed. We've changed as well. If you played this game in your mid/late teens, maybe you're now in your 20s. Someone who started the game at 13 will now be 20. It can't and won't be the same experience.I'm not responding to anyone in particular, or criticizing this article. It's all well and good to remember the good things about vanilla. But to people who hold it up as a "Golden Age" in contrast to a modern, "Iron Age" is simply letting nostalgia blind you.
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