Apr 2nd 2012 9:14AM Seconded. I Horde main, but I find the Wildhammer Clan stuff so much more fun and engaging. I didn't much care for the Dragonmaw, I didn't really enjoy being grouped with them. I like less having to team up with Goblins when I loathe them.
Rescuing a bunch of dwarf clans (with cool tattoos I want so badly) and having it all lead up to a wedding that makes complete sense in a fantasy/medieval world...so much better.
Apr 2nd 2012 9:09AM Maybe if I wasn't so damn sick of this, I'd be more sympathetic. I'm leveling a new little dwarf hunter, and you know what? I find the experience to be almost exactly like leveling my two Belf hunters.
There are zones that are fun and engaging. There are zones I'd rather beat my face in with a rock than go through again (Norther Barrens, Westfall). There are zones more effected by the Cataclysm than others. Questing is better on your factions' primary continent (Horde on Kalimdor, Allys on EK). Leveling from 40-58 sucks no matter where you are, and the dungeons are all long, boring, confusing slogs.
There are good points and bad points on each side. And I'm getting really really tired of all the negativity.
Apr 1st 2012 8:55AM Oh, handy! My sister and I are 30 quests short for Ashenvale and have absolutely no idea where they might be. I'll go snag that so we can get going again, thanks!
Apr 1st 2012 8:51AM I'm actually a big fan of spoilers. If I'm in to something enough to actually care about the characters, I want to know they'll be alright. Other than that...plots are predictable. All I care about in stories are the characters.
Apr 1st 2012 5:39AM Scared. The. CRAP. out of me.
Only, it's kind of a hilarious story. I was listening to this week's WoW Insider show, and they were talking about Transmog. Rossi mentions you can only transmog what you can equip so the quest reward thing isn't a big deal. All of the sudden I hear this female voice going "No, no, no, no" and getting progressively louder. My first thought was it was Anne XD.
Mar 31st 2012 12:15PM And, while we're at it, is there a way to make it so I don't need my authenticator every time?
Mar 30th 2012 10:01PM I keep going over and checking my Dad's (he signed up for the Annual Pass on Day 1, has been playing since early TBC-- though he's played a total of 3 hours since Cata dropped) and then checking mine (signed up 3 days later, been playing since mid-TBC).
And every dagnam time I log in to mine I have to use my authenticator >.>. I really wish it wasn't every single time.
Mar 30th 2012 2:05PM @Ronin: Not that, you know, you just simultaneously managed to insult myself and my father in the process of 'proving' your point.
Is it dumbing down the game? Absolutely, yes. Is that bad? I don't think so. I think its a good thing to make more content more accessible to people. To let me play for the hour a day I manage and not spend that whole time trying to get somewhere or find one thing that has eluded me for days. That's a good thing and worth my money.
Mar 30th 2012 1:25PM Except a lot of people won't read the text. I've watched my Dad run around looking for something for over an hour before he gives up and won't play again for a week or more. If he'd read the quest it would be simple, but he never does, and he gives up in frustration before he thinks of it.
I imagine there are many people very similar.
Further, there are some quests that aren't that clear. I was leveling a small Paladin in Darkshore, and the quest told me to swim north. I swam north and north until I was way passed Darkshore, and I still couldn't find the guy.
Mar 30th 2012 12:53PM /hug for Scott. Thank you so much, I never would have figured that out on my own.