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Posted: Dec 9th 2008 6:23AM (Unverified) said

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I'm certainly more hardcore than some, having an 80 already, but I've been playing with DKs and my other 3 70s are slowly levelling up too.

There is still a boatload of content I have yet to see, Icecrown, Basin, Storm Peaks and as I played through Tundra I have yet to see most of Fjord either.

I played AC for years, was disappointed by AC2 and enjoyed CoH for a couple months. WOW is certainly a polished game by those standards.

I think, come January or February, I'll be a little bored of playing my main - but the many alts I have, new PVP places to play will keep me entertained a lot longer.

Gillyn.

Posted: Dec 9th 2008 9:21AM (Unverified) said

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I feel this whole expansion has been tuned towards the casual player and not the hardcore player. The jump from 70 to 80 I feel was faster than BC 60-70. Also I feel either the end game dungeons are purposely toned down or are mistakenly made too easy. My current guild took months in sunwell alone to get through the bosses, and in WotLK have already cleared all of the PVE content available currently.

In my opinion if there is not competition over PVE content in an MMORPG then the encounter itself should be challenging in it's highest form. I think the 25 man encounters should have been tuned better to force players to have most if not all of the 10 man gear to be able to do them. Then again not all the PVE content has been unlocked and arena is right around the corner. Blizzard was smart to not let all it's tricks out of it's hat right off the bat and instead to trickle them in as the majority of the population finishes or gets up to speed with the current content.

Posted: Dec 9th 2008 8:00PM (Unverified) said

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I'm having a blast in Northrend and am enjoying this expansion much more than I did TBC. I love being back in Azeroth and involved in lore that I care about which I never felt with with TBC content.

The leveling quests are fantastic and the five man dungeons are, for the most part, well done and quick to run. We're doing heroic Naxx right now and at least for our guild the difficulty is just right. I admit that I powerleveled my main character just so I'd be ready for raiding but I'm taking my time with my alts and actually reading the quests and taking time to explore.

Posted: Dec 10th 2008 8:00PM (Unverified) said

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I'm in the same boat the author is...I'm a working mom who plays late nights. My 'main' warlock is level 73, and my 'new main' DK is 68....but the ultra-casual guild I'm an officer in already has nearly 20 level 80's! No, this doesn't mean they've reached all there is in the game and all that's left is raiding, but I can tell the 80's are already feeling bored of stepping up to help the under-80's catch up. All the other officers (who are all level 80 now) talk about is Naxx. The only topics which come up in gchat now are the level 80 zones. It's really becoming frustrating for those of us who are purposely taking our time - either out of enjoyment of the game or because of circumstance. I, too, wouldn't be surprised to see my guild break off into multiple guilds down the road at the rate things are going - which is sad, but at the same time, natural progression, I guess.

Posted: Dec 11th 2008 4:27AM (Unverified) said

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Nice article. Well I dinged 78 this morning before I came into work lol. I thought I was going relatively casual but to be honest that's fast for me and I admit I have been grinding hard when I get the chance.

However, I have lots of alts to have fun with and although at times I might get a little bored I would NEVER complain. There's still lots of things to do and explore the game is so vast. Also I agree, don't complain - if you're THAT bored or THAT upset. Don't play simple. No point whining about it :)

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