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Posted: Apr 1st 2009 6:11PM (Unverified) said

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Too bad he's an idiot. A lot of his mistakes are painfully obvious, and Blizzard doesn't practice any of this. They want you to take forever to do things, they want your time, and time is money.

Posted: Apr 1st 2009 8:13PM Holgranth said

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I know you from somwhere............but I can't quite place you, Forumfall? MMO(WoW bashing)RPG.com? WAR? Barrens chat? One of those I'm sure.
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Posted: Apr 1st 2009 10:44PM (Unverified) said

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Yep it's no surprise at all that WoW has been such a colossal failure, given the mistakes Kaplan has made. If they had someone competent in charge of design they might have actually turned a profit instead of flushing first Vivendi's and now Activision's money down the toilet.
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Posted: Apr 2nd 2009 5:09AM (Unverified) said

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Too bad you're an idiot.

Or did you come up with an MMORPG that has 11.500.000 players who PAY each month just to play it.

No?

Well guess who is the idiot here?
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Posted: Apr 7th 2009 12:38AM (Unverified) said

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WoW maybe financially successful, but as far as innovative, unique, immersive, or even original(i.e. Warhammer rip off), WoW is a total failure. They take everything good from every gaming genre there is, and implement it into their game. There isn't a single thing in WoW that is truely original.

And really, what percentage of players even read quest text? What percentage of his do's and don'ts do the quests in the game even follow? None, all WoW is about is grinding to end game, so then you can grind gear, so then you can do raids that are typically gear checks, so you can then do more raids, and then the new content is released and you're still on your hamster wheel chasing that the shinies and spending that cash to do the same damn unoriginal thing.
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Posted: Apr 1st 2009 11:14PM (Unverified) said

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I didn't say they were a financial failure, but the quests are probably the most boring part of the game. Killing 10 wolves to get 2 wolf paws is retarded. There isn't an engaging story and there definitely isn't a world changing reason to do it. There are a handful of quests in the game that are actually have a memorable story, and a lot of them were or are end game quests(Onyxia key, MC key, BWL key, Naxx key, etc.)

Posted: Apr 2nd 2009 12:44AM organiclockwork said

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"There isn't an engaging story and there definitely isn't a world changing reason to do it."

Absolute truth. This is where my disdain for modern MMOs stems from. Asheron's Call had GM-run events that would end up changing the world, and it was amazing for that reason.

In modern MMOs, you can't change the world, immersion is virtually nihil, and I'm sorry, but they're too damned easy - outside of raids, at least, which have the potential to challenge, though generally do not.
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