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4-02-2012 @ 9:21AM
I always tend to stop and look around the world while I am playing the game. It still isn't old to me even after a few years.Yesterday I was leveling my baby Horde paladin through Howling Fjord and I was running up the mountains just to look around. I love going into every house/hut/building I find and looking around even if there is no real reason to explore it.I run on foot a lot when I quest so I can see the scenery. (Not to say I don't fly to avoid dense mob packed areas in between pretty spots. I definitely do, but I do spend a lot of time hoofing it as well.)I love how pretty Azeroth is. ^^I get frustrated in dungeons because I want to go slow and stop and look at everything and no one else ever seems to do that. That is why I prefer to solo them, because then I can stop and take as much time as I want to explore and take screenshots etc.I am not in the beta yet (boo!) but I suspect I will do the same there.
4-02-2012 @ 9:48AM
Some of my greatest memories in dungeons have been when I'm doing them with 4 friends and can just slow down and enjoy the scenery, as well as our own chatter. I understand why a team of strangers rush these dungeons - everybody has different objectives at times, and there's some anxiety about whether the people would actually get along or not in the end. But when you're out just to get some dungeon achievements with friends and in no rush, it definitely makes for some memorable experiences.I still remember that night in Maraudon when friends and I got lost for about four to five hours and just had to figure our way around while we were doing all the quests. Same thing happened in Blackrock Depths into the wee hours of the morning. (The Sunken Temple and Blackrock Rise were more tedious experiences though.) In all cases, though, they actually felt like genuine adventures. It's almost a shame that most players will never really take the time to do something like that, and I consider it a borderline tragedy that Blizzard is trying their best to take the possibility of that happening out of the game altogether.
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