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12-03-2011 @ 9:03AM
Class quests. I've always tried my best not to make comparisons between two things I like a lot, but playing the SWTOR beta last weekend made me miss the class quests in WoW very very much.There was a giddy sort of feeling when I got a letter from my trainer asking me to see him/her so they could teach me something invaluable for my class. Or picking up the token from Majordomo Executus' cache that led me on a round-the-world trek for a truly epic weapon; my hunter has Rhok'delar and my priest has Benediction/Anathema. My warlock fought tooth and painted nail for her Dreadsteed back in the day; she searched high and low for her Bloodrobes before that. My paladin ventured into the smoldering ruins of Stratholme-- which could be seen as the birth or death of paladinism-- for her shiny charger that marked her as a true warrior of the Light.A huge, vast world suddenly felt personal. I wasn't just Anonymous Adventurer/Mercenary #52302384843 anymore. I was, indeed, a force to be reckoned with or, at least, my trainers recognized the potential in me. I miss that feeling.Nowadays, there's the quest from your trainer to get a cool weapon which you'll replace in a couple of levels... It's the same sort of sentiment, I suppose, but it still doesn't give me the chill down my spine that speaks volumes of my anticipation.
12-03-2011 @ 1:05PM
Yes, yes, YES.While SWTOR's constant back-patting seemed a bit overdone at times, it was nice to feel like a Big Damn Hero instead of one of the faceless horde.By the time I left the starting area, I felt like I knew about my class' origins and purpose, instead of being rushed off into my faction's war machine.
12-03-2011 @ 2:24PM
This.So much.The scraping of Class Quests (and Profession Spec Quests for that matter, I loved e.g. the whole Mithril Order Questline) ranks highly as one of the worst things of The Shattering/Cata, it reduces the replay value immensely.
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