Apr 30th 2011 1:24PM I think it would be good in this situation to step back and think about it in a new way. The perception that you lost all this time just because you lose out on some guild rewards is maybe not the best way to look at it. Yes, people put a lot of time into this game that they could be using for something else and they pay for that time.
HOWEVER - remember back. During that time, did you have FUN? If you did, then you were getting your money's worth and that time was not wasted even if you have to build a new guild up. The point of playing a game is to have fun, not to accumulate points and rewards. The points and rewards just add to the variety of goals that keep the game fun - they are an extra. But if you had fun in the first place, no one can ever take that away from you, even if they take away some rewards.
And if you still like playing the game then you can continue to have fun regardless of this setback. Take a breath and remember that you can still have fun in the game no matter what. Be careful not to start thinking of the game as a job, where you put required time in to receive a tangible reward in exchange, remember that it's a game where you are voluntarily deciding to spend time when you want in order to have fun. If you get too focused on the mindset of putting required time in the game to earn stuff, then maybe it's time to step back, put that energy into doing better at your real job, and find a hobby that is actually all about the fun.
Feb 1st 2011 5:01AM The guy who is the leader of the Reliquary. He floats all the time, wears a monocle and actually has a productive plan for the Blood Elves so that they hopefully won't be such a joke. He also has as much HP as a faction leader, so come next expansion the Blood Elves may have themselves a new head honcho.
Jan 25th 2011 1:31AM I wonder if this is how WoW will eventually end. The Titans arrive and re-originate the planet. The new planet becomes the next gen MMO from Blizzard. Would work pretty neatly.
Sep 15th 2010 8:55PM Probably at first, but every MMO needs expansions ... ;)
Aug 19th 2010 4:29PM Tank - it's just not my thing at all, I think I'd go nuts trying to play one. I usually pick a ranger/hunter-type character for soloing and a healer for grouping. I was afraid to try healer for the longest time, but once I did, turns out I liked it. I find it much easier to multitask as a healer than a DPS for some reason.
Aug 14th 2010 1:27PM Well the real answer is "none" - I'm with those who like to keep their hobbies as hobbies and work as work, but ... if I had to pick something it would be environmental artist. In particular I would love to design cool little hidden nooks and crannies for explorers to come across. For me the game is at its best when the part of the world that I'm in makes me feel something, whether it be awe or comfort or sadness. I love little moments like actually feeling cozy when you find shelter from rain in the game or feeling peaceful sitting by a lake during sunset within a game. I'd love to try to recreate that for others.
Aug 13th 2010 4:00PM I'd love a Steampunk MMO, particularly one with a great crafting system, since there seems to be so many possibilities for that.
Also think a noir-ish setting would be great, you could be a private eye, femme fatale, cop on the take, a drunk informant, etc. If someone could get really creative with classes and how characters interact to achieve game goals it could be pretty awesome. Especially if you have EVE-type features, where players form agencies or crime families to work against each other.
Aug 10th 2010 11:33PM "Unless you organize a swimming party with other players, you aren't going to spend much of your time in the deep."
Heh, as a ranger/hunter character I spent LOTS of time in the water. It was a perfect place to snipe monsters from since there weren't any mobs in the water.
Aug 7th 2010 3:59PM @jimr9999us - If you were a monthly subscriber then you would not have to pay again. What Turbine is doing with the Shadows of Angmar content is not all that different from how it works now.
Now, if you subscribe, you can play. If you don't pay the monthly fee, you cannot access the game at all (even though you paid $50 for the box, you still have to pay your monthly to access it). The only difference is that when the game goes FTP, you will still be able to sign on and play if you stop paying your monthly, but just as it is now, if you want to access the quests, etc. you will have to pay in some form, either by keeping up your sub or unlocking the content with Turbine Points.
Aug 7th 2010 3:51PM If you are a subscriber, you don't have to pay for that content, only those who aren't currently subscribed have to purchase the quest packs. So if you want free access to all of those areas and quests, simply keep subscribing. You could go premium after leveling through it and probably have enough points built up to buy future content if you've played normally and not blown a lot of points in the store along the way.