Wow... big post...Lol'd at the cats =P
Is it just me, or is EVERYONE here posting about the exact same thing?WoW: The Schizophrenic MMOVillage of Warcraft: Small Scale Story TellingDiabolocles, Tormenter of ChildrenSure, everyone spins it a different way, but everyone is saying the exact same thing... WoW is a funny little game, the storyline sux unless you make it good yourself, it was hard to get end-game gear without sacrificing RL, but now its easy.Ala finè?
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The thing about WoW is its story is more like a book for the most part, the story is there and you access the story at your own rate. Sure you can decide to skip specific parts of the book and only read other parts of the book, but the book is the book.I don't know why everyone is discovering this at once though, maybe its because the endgame raids are more accessible and now people are really seeing the pages of the book instead of hearing someone else recount it to them, I don't know.
I don't think any MMO can be casual if there's consequences for things going wrong. For example, a typical online FPS like Team Fortress 2, worst that comes out of a bad session is you don't score as much, big deal you can come back the next day and do better.In WoW, a bad day can leave you with a 40g repair bill, no loot worth having and some serious stress that you haven't managed to complete an instance that you've run successfully 50 times before. It's not to say however, that WoW isn't more casual than other online MMO's, for example my experiences in Eve: Online where I eventually ended up loosing 3 years worth of work to a retard who thought it was funny to blow random ships up. At the end of the day though, WoW gives back only as much as you put in, if you don't commit some time to the game to run the end level content, then you don't get the best rewards.
interesting article, its been going on since the 1st day of WOTLK releasei too as any other ppl on this forum, is a casual player ( or i would like to say so ) that maybe get on just for Raids and logged off afterunless i have a free day which results in me staying at home and maybe i will play for the whole day, but again, for that to happen its Raremany ppl came across me and do a check on my gear, lots of ppl was like " &*!@, u got the Calamity's Grasp" how fvckin awesome is thati was like wtf, why would u be surprised?, i own it without even giving it a big effort, i just go with my guild like usual, dps dps dps without any strat ( with most of the WOTLK boss strat being dont stand on fire and run away when u got debuff" thing ) surely me as a DPS is having a simple life here on WOTLKunlike our days on BT, just getting a 1 T6 piece feels like im in Heaven, the satisfaction really paid off with the effort we made then, remembering that i dont have much time to play like my guild mates where they can get on for almost 1/2 a day everyday!so even a 1 T6 feels like so much achievement for me, compare it to the present situation, and i still remember how i used to adore the ppl whom are on full T5 even T6 then, now, i see a ppl with full T7, its like a normal stuffsand getting a T7 is like getting a normal loots, non raiders can have a full 5/5 T7, just like that, with pugs, no efforts, T7 are being rolled, yeah try rolling a T5 on BC days, u will never get T5 with Rolls, like hell you will get 1so all in all, yeah its; pretty much a Casual game now
What so wrong with being a casual player? What is so wrong with playing a casual game? Has anyone ask these questions? Because I for one, do not have any problem with it. Maybe because I am one. We all have priorities; work, school and/or children to name a few. What is so wrong with using what free time you have to sit and enjoy the game along with others?I have played WoW since launch, and I have enjoyed my time. However in pre-BC time I was one who was outside looking in, or being used by others to boost themselves to the better guild. All along knowing that I would never have the time to join the MC/BWL/AQ40 people. And in that way the game was not fun. I would have loved to be apart of that, but life was more important. So I lived with it.Now in Wotlk I can join in a Naxx run. I am enjoying my time so much, and still getting what my life needs done. Thank you Blizzard for finally seeing that.
Well Wotlk is easy, they made it easy for casual players, i have no problem with causual also playing. But i do have a problem then blizz made it so easy it sucked the fun out of hard core players. THe only hard encounter so far is malygos and he is not that hard really.In patch 3.1 i hoep it will get more fun fights and alot harder. I need some challenges:(