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12-09-2011 @ 4:15PM
How is this "content that you won't blow through and subsequently get tired of in two weeks' time"?I blew through the content in about 30 minutes on the first night. Grinding dailies for the next two years isn't content. The games are trivial.
12-09-2011 @ 4:38PM
You seem a bit too reward oriented to be able to appreciate the idea of going to a fair. It's a fair(e). You go there to have fun. If playing the games isn't fun for you, then don't play them.I go there just to play the games. A few rounds of Whack a gnoll and a run on the Steam Tonk course is far more entertaining than hanging out in trade chat.
12-09-2011 @ 5:07PM
what it really is is 'special content that's available every once in a while that any and all characters can access for a change of pace from normal activities' content. i booked through the content in a half hour on the first night too. then i hung around, looked at the neat stuff, saw there were some things i wanted to buy(GOD I WANT TO TRANSMOG THE NERFSWORD SO BAD), stayed for the l90etc show, which was the first of the patch and turned into a huge mosh-pit-o-fun, and then left.i go back for 20 minutes while it's up, per day, boom hyper easy dailies that are really just for variety over all else(takes away from the grind, you see), and it's festive.not to mention the food vendor in the woods is a great source for filler food/drink. cheap, high-gain that scales to level, who cares if it has a buff or not, it's great for leveling and as in-between food buffs food.
12-09-2011 @ 5:09PM
you seem to have missed also the part about how the fair is only open for a week once a month.but zap really did have it. it's there to be fun over all else. a perk and a change of pace.
12-09-2011 @ 5:59PM
Look, it's just my taste, and it's not about rewards. I just don't see the content as particularly rich. In fact, it's a lot like an actual county fair: you go once a year and have a good time. But would you go 7 days a week, once per month? No. The only reason to do that is for the rewards, which I am moderately interested in, but probably not enough to continue grinding.I contrast it with the truly rich content of the new instances, for example. I don't need a damned thing from them, but I've still queued up for at least one almost every day since that patch because I think they are great fun. Similarly, I continued doing the ICC instances long after I was fully geared out because I just enjoyed running them.I think the actual content of stuff to do in the faire is thin. The shooting game is turn, right, left, or to the middle, and click. Etc. I like the atmosphere, I've tried all the foods, and so on, but without compelling activities, or reasonable rewards, it probably won't keep me coming back.Again, that's just me, but last night when I went I immediately noted that it was almost deserted.
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