Nov 8th 2011 7:11PM It would be cool if perhaps we start seeing some of the nifty rewards come out of something like the dungeon challenges instead of daily grinds? I don't really care about the daily grind one way or another, I did the argent tournament and god knows how many others in WotLK for rep and whatever, and I did faction dailies @ Cata launch for rep, and i did the molten front dailies for their rewards too.
But I can't say they were a ton of fun. And i can't really say they were challenging... time consuming and challenging are definitely two entirely different things. Letting me get daily rewards in a week instead of a month doesn't really reduce the challenge (there was ~ 0 challenge), but does reduce the tedium. And also, then, leaves the daily grinder with no reason to grind dailies anymore?
It seems like any open ended game where there are no win conditions will run into bored players at end game. In single player games this is no issue, you beat it, you're done. Increase the difficulty level or if you played on the hardest mode available go celebrate.
But anyway, yea, it'd be nice to see the rewards come from something that has the potential to be cool, which I think is what dungeon challenges will offer us. They'll be rewarding close-knit teamwork and a solid understanding of dungeon and boss strategies (this is my theory on how it'll work, at least). It may take people a few weeks to reach the level of skill they need to be at, but those will be weeks spent *improving*, as opposed to weeks spent doing the same thing over and over again, with no particular reason other than finishing them up faster to ever improve.
Oct 21st 2011 3:26PM Seems like people think I was dissing the pandas? Wasn't really what i was trying to do... was honestly just curious about the things they glossed over (it's early @ BlizzCon). Ah well. Yea, I would like to get an inkling of what the new end game would look like. That's all
Oct 21st 2011 3:12PM Oh i really really hope so
Oct 21st 2011 3:11PM Ah... well, thanks for that. I wonder how they'll do that? Aside from pushing everyone to PvP... or maybe they are hoping PVE Scenarios will keep us busy? Or will they construct PvE raids differently for horde or alliance? I know this is probably not known yet, just what I'm sitting here being curious about :_D
Oct 21st 2011 3:07PM Oh be sure to let us know who the bad guys will be... or what plot elements to look forward to aside from frolicking about as a panda?
Oct 13th 2011 5:21PM Star Wars? I'm sorry, I know a lot of people are excited about it, but for a game that is coming out in 2011, it actually looks like crap. I mean, really bad. Kind of like EQ2 style bad, just old, clearly not modern, nothing about it looked to me like it would be pulling a large amount of people from WoW. At all. I was actually embarrassed for the company when i watched some gameplay trailers
Sep 22nd 2011 1:33PM Reaffirming what everyone else is saying: registration doesn't work. Not in IE, not in Chrome, and not in FireFox.
I guess it's a good thing I don't go to SteelSeries for any web development :-p
Sep 20th 2011 5:09PM Laptops... the new desktops?
I'm going to go cry in the corner now.
Aug 31st 2011 4:59PM Yea... my thought is that this was Chilton finally putting out a bit of squash on the Pandaria expansion rumor mill.
They have to love speculation but i was hoping that this copyright hooplah was a bit overblown... I'll keep my fingers crossed for Blizzcon and an expansion that is utterly panda-less
Aug 31st 2011 4:38PM Sure, they have an entire team. But i was joking around with my friend about this topic after we both read it.
One could ask just as easily ask "Where are the atheists? Where are the (insert fetish here) enthusiasts? Why do all of the humans appear to be of European descent? Why are we limited to beating people with rods to torture them instead of opening up water boarding?"
But, my presumption is that in order for one to ask those questions they've have to give a damn or be looking for it, which I guess people aren't... or that those questions are just lost in the WoW forums somewhere I've not come across.
Everyone playing for different reasons is incredibly key. Most of my friends and myself couldn't care less about transmogrification if we tried, but one can see even in the other comments on this thread alone that people are obsessed with it. The dance studio discussion that is often raised is another one of those things... "Why do people care?" Well, because they do. Apparently. It sort of blows my mind, though, because its basically asking "hey why is this intellectual property ignoring this phenomenon that's a real thing in the real world?" It seems to me... books, movies, games, whatever, are always going to leave out a lot more than they're going to put in, because there's an infinite number of things that people might be interested or want to see addressed in one way or another.