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3-09-2012 @ 5:30PM
WoW first needs its PvP to not be trash. As it's currently trash. That most MMO PvP is trash does not mean WoW shouldn't strive to be better.One of the minigames two expansions ago, jousting in the Argent Tournament, *** was a much better, more thoughtful, more compelling and deep PvP game than WoW PvP proper. ***Yes, I'm serious. Equal footing (unlike WoW PvP), abilities designed to interact with each other and opponents in meaningful ways (unlike WoW PvP), and a clear, objective measure of progress (unlike WoW PvP). BGs, Arenas: they wish they could be half as good as jousting. And jousting still isn't all that great.I wouldn't be surprised if pet battles ends up the same way.Angry people will turn this gray and call me "troll" without understanding what the word actually means. It won't make this any less right.
3-09-2012 @ 6:30PM
I think most of the downrating is because the comment's pretty inflammatory and uses hyperbole. It does make a point that WoW's PvP really could use some help. Despite what some folks have said, I find that I vastly prefer SWTOR's PvP to WoW's (this coming from a max level tank in PvP, not one of the more broken dps classes). Simple things like allowing tanks to taunt in pvp (beyond making a pet attack you for a few moments) would help, and making world pvp worthwhile would be awesome.That aside, I think WoW does need more "mini-games," though I'm not a huge fan of putting in "pokemon" (between expansions, alts, and having to level characters on other server/factions to play with friends, I think I have enough leveling already). The farming suggestion sounds fun to me! It could go with a crafting revamp to incorporate mini-games into crafting, similar to the cooking skill in Monster Hunter Tri: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzeaOY4CTME&feature=related
3-09-2012 @ 8:30PM
Pardon said tone; I'm just a tad too used to get down voted for no good reason. Though I'd argue that comment voting is itself silly, but I digress. I agree re: TOR's PvP. Even though I wish it was all max level premades, so much about it clicks. Especially as a tank. Taunt works and must be considered by opponents. Guarding teammates. Passing the Huttball. It really feels good. On mini games, I'm actually looking forward to pet battles. Another I'd like to see: the ability to play an electronic version of the WoW TCG... within WoW. Use gold to buy boosters or earn cards at the Darkmoon Faire. It'd be dope.
3-09-2012 @ 9:07PM
Well, I actually agree with the PvP comment. I dislike WoW's PvP enough that I do all my PvP in other games, and the main reason is the inherent handicap from gear.The MMO that I hope will satisfy my PvP needs is GW2, exactly because it's Arenas are done in such a way that there is no way to increase a character's power on them; the characters already get max level, all skills unlocked, and the very best gear for use just in the Arenas. Everything is left to skill.
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