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3-22-2012 @ 2:40PM
I think I might be the only person who thinks this way, but I find myself actually *less* inclined to want to play MoP after the press blitz this week. I was already on the fence about the inclusion of pandas into the mix but was willing to roll with it because, hey, we already play cows. But I'm struggling a bit with the content for a few reasons:- Pandas don't really appeal to me as a race I would want to play. I'm reading a lot of gushing feedback over the amazing quality of the female pandas, but they look childish and carebear-like. I typically have a hard time playing character's with whom I can't relate, and I'd have a hard time transposing myself into a panda.- I'm not a huge fan of the eastern-inspired artwork, landscape, music and culture. This is just personal taste, but it feels like it's gone beyond "inspired by" and is straight up lifted from China, Vietnam, Singapore, Korea and Japan.- The lack of a central theme or villain is really eating away at me. The races they've showcased thus far are well-designed and the graphics are stunning, but they're not compelling enough to engage me, and again, seem a bit childish.- Pretty sure I read that a new mini-game or quest hub allows you to build your own farms. Really?- Questing, or at least the interviews about questing, seem a little too light-hearted for my taste. We have to save beer for a brewery, and then fight beer-e-mentals?Again, and I can't stress this enough, this is my personal opinion, based on my personal preferences of the kind of game I'd like to play. I'm not poo-poo'ing the whole enterprise, and I'm trying to keep an open mind about the experience, but I'm wary.
3-22-2012 @ 2:52PM
I'll just say this. I was really, really excited about Worgen pre-Cata, to the point that I considered faction changing from Horde to Alliance just to play one. The idea of being a ninja werewolf just struck a chord with the 12 year old boy in me. On the other hand, I hated Goblins. Before they were a playable race, Goblins had always been these obnoxious little green people that gave out nonsensical quests (I remember killing elementals in Tanaris for an hour trying to get a specific item because some twerp in Gadgetzan was "really thirsty"). Now, going into MoP, the Worgen I rolled back at the start of the expansion is still level 6. I hate the way they run, I can't stand the Marge-Simpson's-sisters voice, the Lady Gaga dance creeps me out and it drives me insane everytime one of the NPC's talk about "gabbin' ". Meanwhile, I have two 85 Goblins and they've quickly become one of my favorite races. Keep an open mind and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
3-22-2012 @ 2:56PM
So I'm not the only one saying 'meh'. I feel a little better now. :)
3-22-2012 @ 3:00PM
how to say this nicely? You're countering yourself in every point, so you're really just complaining to complain."Pandas don't really appeal to me as a race... I'd have a hard time transposing myself into a panda."Good news. Not only are they introducing Pandaren, they are retaining the other races as well, so you don't have to roll a panda."it feels like it's gone beyond "inspired by" and is straight up lifted from China, Vietnam, Singapore, Korea and Japan."Uhm, what? You realize, don't you, that while the 5 nations you mentioned share some similar elements, they all have distinct architectural styles, and if you cannot pinpoint exactly which style is being utilized, it means the style used was inspired by, not copied from."Pretty sure I read that a new mini-game or quest hub allows you to build your own farms. Really?"I know! Awesomesauce on waffles! With rumor being that it could expand to player housing. /excited"Questing, or at least the interviews about questing, seem a little too light-hearted for my taste. We have to save beer for a brewery, and then fight beer-e-mentals?"That's an instance, actually, and they're alementals, just for the record. Sorry if you like your entertainment to be depressing. I like mine to be entertaining, but to each their own.
3-22-2012 @ 3:07PM
- "Awesomesauce on waffles!"Zapwidget, I think that is my new favorite phrase. I hereby award you +50 Internetz.
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