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3-31-2012 @ 8:01PM
Constantly see people complain about the lack of story, or missing lore in WoW (going way back into vanilla here and having many arguments with people over it). Granted it always came down to the simple fact people didn't read quest text, they just got annoyed that they had to look for something, or travel, or well do anything other then aoe slaughter 50 mobs within 10' of each other. This isn't everyone, but in my admittedly anecdotal experience most of the players I've come across with the most complaints of boredom, or who hate leveling etc etc, never read anything. The same crowd in vanilla that all installed quest helper, or various other addons to basically do all the thinking for them.I don't know if I just read incredibly fast or simply want to know why my character is doing what it is doing, but a couple seconds to read quest text is not too much to ask in my opinion. Not to mention, all those quests were written by an actual person, and all that work they put into trying to piece out a compelling story getting simply 'accept' - 'reward' would be well, insulting. As for the people playing, don't you have any interest in knowing what's going on around you? Has the game devolved into nothing more then item levels and standing around a major town? When they added sparklies to those really difficult to see herbs I was pleased, if not a bit annoyed since it would have saved me a lot of time way back when. The super simplified map to quest stuff, I don't mind that much, but it's mainly great for leveling an alt. The alt side of it is why I like the idea of these smoother, simpler advancements. That said, I'd almost rather they didn't show up until you've completed the same quests on another character. Give your first go through some mystery and time to read, the rest not as big of a deal. My view of playing is just that, mine, and I don't want to force it on anyone else, but I would suggest people at least give some thought into reading what the NPC's have to say. Otherwise, we're just going to eventually end up with NPC's that have an exclamation mark, and quest text that reads 'Kill boar 10 times kthx.....loktar ogar' cause really, why should they bother with more then that if people are just annoyed at having to read anything.
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