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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:15
Posted 04 December 2012 - 00:00
Posted 04 December 2012 - 18:01
I hear ya. I've been strictly playing only on raid nights for my guild just so I don't leave them hanging. None of the raids have the lore behind them that interests me.
The new direction Blizzard is going with Mists isn't working for me. It's not a "take my ball and go home" situation, I just wasn't really having much fun in October. Combine "not fun" October with a busy real-life in November and then Christmas (and finals):it just makes sense to not play for a couple of months.
I might give it a go again in January - I sort of want to make one more "how to UI series" but the fun-per-dollar of warcraft just isn't justified for me right now.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 18:09
Posted 31 December 2012 - 14:53
Posted 31 December 2012 - 15:12
Posted 31 December 2012 - 17:56
Posted 31 December 2012 - 18:09
I've played many MMOs over the years (EQ1, 2, DAoC, AO, SW:TOR, Rift, Star Trek, Conan, GW:2...) and I always come back to WoW. I'll admit I thought the Panda stuff was silly at first but I got over it and actually enjoy it. I actually like the graphics in this game because they aren't so intense that they affect gameplay.
Last year this time I was hardcore SW:TOR. The one thing that really bothered me was the damned gameplay. It was so laggy, the actions were that is. I also had to decrease all my settings to lowest everything to get 'decent' playability. I'd read about people with mega-gaming rigs that had problems running it. Felt like I was playing through jello or wading through mud. We even had to time our jump for those damned datacrons. The tip was to hit spacebar about .5 seconds before you'd ACTUALLY hit the space bar. Yeah, it was bad. It wore me down and I stopped it and all MMOs for a time.
Fast foward to Mists Beta and I was back at it. The smooth gameplay is just second to none. I also have friends I play with and that's a definite plus.
I've yet to play an MMO that has the smooth play of WoW ( closest was GW:2 but they nerfed my class! ). That's my baseline standard for an MMO: how smooth is the play? If your game looks like real life but plays like crap then I could care less.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 20:28
Posted 31 December 2012 - 20:48
Yeah, I agree. WoW has some smooth/tight gameplay. That is something Blizzard always does well at even if they lack in other areas.
I'm frustrated as hell at the moment though because I'm stuck on level 8 as a figgen n00b Panda Monk at the Temple of the Five Dawns trying to head west to The Ridge of Laughing Winds. It looks like I need to get to the top of the temple in order to cross the bridge that heads west but I'm banging my head against the wall trying to find the friggen lift/stairs/whatever to get up there. I've wondered around the whole map trying to find an alternate route. Grrrr. I feel like such a newbie and my google foo fails me.
One thing I noticed when trying to use Google to find Mists of Pandaria advice: You have to explicitly add "wow" to the search or "warcraft" or else you don't get any WoW results! Crazy! That just shows how downhill population-wise the game has gotten. Use to, type anything and a world of warcraft website would be number 1 or 2 on Google (for instance 'jewelcrafting' or 'mining').
Edit: Click the whirlwind...durp.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 21:06
Posted 02 January 2013 - 18:03
Posted 02 January 2013 - 22:17
Posted 02 January 2013 - 23:28
i decided to pick this up again after about a 2 year gap.
I can't really remember where I was up to but I've only ever been a casual player.. too casual to be involved in a group or a guild, which is why I've never been in one. I'm level 65 at the moment, and I've done it all by myself. I would say that the game has gotten a lot easier for some reason. Have they decreased the difficulty of the enemies or something?