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11-07-2011 @ 6:29PM
This is why I am quitting when MoP comes out. However, I am very excited about 4.3. MoP doesn't set a tone...period. The trailer says almost nothing. There was nothing to cheer about.Downvote me all you want but that's the truth. Meh. Maybe 7 years of the game is catching up to me.
11-07-2011 @ 11:53PM
You may want to wait on more information; we barely know anything about the expansion. The trailer was, admittedly, not the best showcase about what the expansion is about, but the hints as to the greater plot revealed in interviews sound interesting, IMO. And the features, along with the new 4.3 features (Darkmoon 2.0 is amazing) seem to indicate that Blizzard is trying to make the game fun again. This is in contrast to the tedious grind of archaeology, and the Cataclysm endgame, which seemed very unforgiving-- even overtuned for a true pug before we outgeared things. It forced the player base to become uncomfortably elitist, unable to tolerate even minor mistakes, because in the new system minor mistakes wipe raids. Sure it was fun, if you were a high end raider playing with your guild, you loved challenge, and you had good latency. If not, it was like mmo boot camp; I saw a lot of people get frustrated.Even if the storyline does fall flat, I probably will be playing Pandaria for the features if they're as nice as they sound. (Archaeology sounded great until I did it, so it's possible that they could just... not work.) I love that Blizzard is trying to add features that appeal to everyone, not just the high-end hard mode raiders. New battleground styles (not just AB/WSG on new maps,) speed running competitions for the gogogogo crowd, pet collecting minigame for the people who like to collect pets, turn-based fighting... and you can sell the pets you train, in many cases, so it's almost a new profession.
11-07-2011 @ 7:51PM
the tone is balance. in every way. balance in the conflict. balance being unheaved with the war releasing the sha, the pandaren joining each side to instil balance in a war without none where emotions fuel the conflict.This is the expansion about balance, pure and simple. the alliance and horde upset it. with consequences they dont foresee. to the pandaren they are the invading enemy like a certain horde coming through a dark portal in another age. but this isolated culture doesnt meet it head on in combat. they change it from within. bringing new ideas. calming the situation.no doubt to unify the races of azeroth for a certain bigger, fel aligned threat to combat afterwards.
11-07-2011 @ 8:44PM
No, it's your truth, not everyone's. Don't be a dick.
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