Dec 30th 2010 8:35AM The NGE is a tough one. I'm one of the many that hated it.
But.. but.. people forget that were huge problems with the game as it was before the Combat Upgrade. So in answer to the question, and in relation to this specific game, it wouldn't be enough to just roll it back. It's the reason why the several projects to release private pre-cu servers don't interest me that much.
We were all waiting eagerly for the CU because the game needed fixing. There were horrific balance issues. The template was there for an awesome game, and god knows I loved my time there, but the game would need to be rolled back pre-CU, put in the hands of a decent development team and moved forward.
Then yeah... I'd be back,
I also wish they'd roll back to Vanilla, just for a week, so that all the rose-tinted glasses crowd that call for it could get a harsh reminder of the numerous weaknesses of the game at that time. If a game advertises an awesome shape-shifting class and then designs the entire endgame for that class to involve NEVER shape-shifting, you know things needed a second look...
Dec 21st 2010 8:54AM I loved Maraudon in Vanilla, just because of the atmosphere.
However, as a druid since day 1, LBRS gets my vote for the Druid/Rogue stealth runs!
In Cata I like Grim Batol. I can hibernate Dragons, they fall asleep. I don't have to worry about being asked to root ranged/caster mobs...
Dec 7th 2010 1:35AM Well, I've done some surveying, nailed the first few Hjyal quests, but mainly just flown around Stormwind thinking 'ooooh... pretty.'
Also - what's the with the gnome living on his own in the hills above Stormwind, who runs out his shack all pissed off if you kill his sheep? :p
Nov 14th 2010 9:29AM "Giving you a huge amount of lore for every part of the game does wonders for immersion, but it also can shackle you with either required reading to follow what's going on or huge blocks of quest text just to go kill 10 rats."
Why does it shackle you with required ready? If you don't care why you're killing 10 rats, you're not going to care if there's seemingly a deeper reason than whatever the questgiver told you. You probably didn't really read what the questgiver told you. It's not like there's any MMO's that issue a test to make sure you know the historical necessity behind making sure ten rats are killed.
Personally, I get bored fast in any MMO with no effort put in to the lore.
Sep 20th 2010 1:02PM Amaxe, that's something different again!
When you complete a quest that has an automatic follow-up, you get a pop-up below your mini-map/above the quest tracker. Click it and the quest complete/next quest windows come up.
There's usually a reason why the NPC is able to contact you from afar, from what I've seen so far it's not just randomly put in :)
Sep 20th 2010 10:15AM The Red Mark seems to be a new thing - I came across it somewhere else on beta yesterday. It basically means 'Kill this to start a quest.' It's basically an alternative to picking the quest up from an NPC/Object.
Sep 16th 2010 2:05AM 9 prizes and about 2000 posts so far? I'm glad I suck at working out odds and stuff...
Sep 6th 2010 12:08PM I'm usually equally skeptical, but these guys seem like they've got something new to demonstrate all the time, and are very keen to have journalists reporting from hands-on sessions. There's little of the secrecy and slow trickle of news that often leads to a disappointing product. Most of the hands-on reports I've read claim the game already has a release-level of polish.
I'm still skeptical - someone who preordered Dark & Light always will be - but less so than I usually am.
Sep 1st 2010 8:24AM I was far more 'closet' about it when I lived in the UK. About three years ago I moved to Denmark, and (because I do have a non-nerdy side) started going to the pub to watch football. I met a few other fans of my team, the proper beer-swilling lads I'd expect, and was gobsmacked when they started casually discussing their WoW characters at half-time. These guys were more or less strangers to each other by the way. This just wouldn't have happened in the UK in that situation.
Eventually another Brit nervously joined the conversation, but I could tell he felt a bit uncomfortable.
A few years later and it seems in general that there really is less stigma about being nerdy over here than there was back home.
Aug 23rd 2010 8:45AM Aside from the moral issues, it bugs me that the developers still think us male gamers are desperate nerds who need porn-lite mixed in with our gaming experience.
Surely any well-balanced male over the age of 20 is over that "if I have to look at a character's butt while I play.." nonsense?