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Posted: Dec 13th 2010 11:59AM Pingles said

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Left WoW two years ago but resubbed for Cataclysm and having a great time.

Posted: Dec 13th 2010 12:36PM sauceofmagic said

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I can't even get to lvl80.. so boring :/

Posted: Dec 13th 2010 12:45PM mifuneseven said

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I left WOW two years ago as well. I had no intention to go back. A friend of mine was begging me to resub and help him level a new toon. I figured, what the hell, let's see how they did.

As a WOW hater.... I have to say, damn I love what they did with the goblin starting area. I won't be putting WOW down for awhile. I have to admit, I'm impressed with that they came up with.

Having said that, I will be dropping it when GW2 comes out.

Posted: Dec 13th 2010 1:08PM cerebrix said

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i love what they did with this expansion. most fun ive had in an mmo in years.

changing the pvp battleground brackets to 5 levels each totally fixed the twink problem too. its not worth it anymore for someone wanting to twink to do it only for 5 levels. i belived they increased pvp xp as well.

blizzard did a great job.

oh and p.s. massively. activision isnt activision anymore and blizzard isnt just blizzard anymore.

its Activision Blizzard now. comon guys you know this =p

Posted: Dec 13th 2010 1:42PM HereticalPenguin said

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And just a few months ago people were still droning on about World of Warcraft being a dying game. I know several people who are playing Cata, and they're all having a blast, even the ones who got bored to tears of the game previously.

Posted: Dec 13th 2010 1:51PM (Unverified) said

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Got to hand it to Blizzard, it's the best single player game online right now.

Too bad they decided any kind of challenge while leveling chased off the crowd they wanted. And as for leveling, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, oops sorry, couldn't help it. That 2 hours it took me to get to level 82 was pretty tough /s.

Shouldn't be long before they introduce Wow for consoles( pretty obvious it's what they're aiming for), there really is only 3 or 4 buttons you need to push while in combat.

All in all piss poor excuse for an MMO if you can even call it that but I have to admit it's great single player. That 10 minutes of cut scenes at the end of Vashie where NPC's killed everything for me sure was exciting game play. /s My 5 year old is gonna love it.

Posted: Dec 13th 2010 2:09PM SgtBaker1234556 said

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Ohh, look! A real Internet hardman.
Your witty rhetoric has made me curious. What games do REAL men of the Internet play?
I bet is has to be something with minimized fun, just for that authentic second-job feeling. Hmm, is itEVE, Darkfall or even (- gasp -) Mortal Online?

Curious minds want to know
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Posted: Dec 13th 2010 2:12PM Dril said

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I know, Darkfall/EVE/UO/EQ1/HKO/Battlestar Gallactica Online is so much better! I mean, after all, I haven't played any of these games but I KNOW they're so much better; just like I haven't played WoW, have no idea what the company's future is because I'm just some scrub on the internet and can only spout mindless, over-used complaints against the game while pulling an arbitrary number of hours out of my ass that would probably beat the world record.

Am I doing the *I hate WoW thing* right?
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Posted: Dec 13th 2010 2:54PM Carefulwiththatpoptart said

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Told ya, about 3 p.m.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2010 3:32PM prfella said

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Lmao wow dude. I dont even know where to start.

first off Cata was released 2 years after WotLK, and even withing those 2 years we were getting new WotLK content that wasnt there at launch. So a few months, a YEAR tops they were working on Cata.

Secondly, Blizzard deliberately wanted to only add 5 more levels because there is at least 3 more wow expansions coming and they said they didnt want people to be lvl 200 by that time. Its a design concept that LOGICALLY makes sense. Would you rather have them increase the level cap to level 100 so that it would take you LONGER to reach and enjoy the endgame content, which is what 90 percent of the game Focuses on?

Yea. Didnt think so. Thats what they said. and the reason they gave to only adding 5 levels.

More levels that you have to repeat content in order to get to the max level is more content to you?, hey to each his own.
And if you got to level 85 without even trying, seriously, you need a life. Almost every dungeon in Azeroth was redesigned, not including the new +80 stuff.

Dude, youre making yourself look pathetic. seriously
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Posted: Dec 13th 2010 3:59PM (Unverified) said

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@BrockObama911

Yea I can see it's a waste of time. Oh well, these are the same 12 year olds that'll start complaining in a short while.

." Its a design concept that LOGICALLY makes sense." snicker, This one is the best.

Of course it does when your objective is to sell more expacs.
Just like it makes LOGICAL sense to simplify the game so 8-12 year old console players will buy it.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2010 9:34PM aurickle said

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Level 80 - 85: Sure, it can be done in less than a week without a huge amount of effort. However, that isn't all the 80-85 content. I got to 85 and there's still a LOT that I skipped over. Deepholm and Twilight Highlands are still there waiting for me to put time in with them.

Even then, your argument might have merit if that's all there was to this expansion. It's not, though.

Level 1-60: Are you forgetting that Blizzard has totally revamped the content for this whole level range? Some quests remain, but from what I've seen so far they've thrown out two for every one they kept. Even the ones that were kept have by and large been modified in some way to fit better within the quest flow or to make sense within the zone's overall story. As for the new quests, there are some really fun things including a number of mechanics that haven't been seen in the game before. Riding shotgun to protect a caravan, for example, was great fun.

In short, this expansion really comes down to two new races (with their own original and very unique level 1-15 or so areas), a major revision of everything from levels 1-60, plus enough level 80-85 content that no single character can do it all before hitting the cap.

When you look at things this way, the Cataclysm expansion is the best bang for your book that Blizzard has offered since vanilla WoW launched. Sure, the game isn't perfect and some of you people wouldn't be satisfied no matter what Blizzard does. I bet you'd even find a way to complain about perfection being annoying or something. Yet anyone who allows himself to be objective will discover that yes, Blizzard has done something right here.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2010 3:45PM Jaimie said

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@BrockObama911

Someone sure sounds sour about being wrong. :)

Posted: Dec 13th 2010 4:15PM JustPlainJim said

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On-topic: Good for Blizzard! I'm enjoying the new content of the expansion; the new zones are beautiful, the quest layout at lower levels got a much-needed improvement and the new music is amazing!

Off-topic: Holy crap, could posts like this come with a "Warning: Contains Flames" label?

Posted: Dec 13th 2010 4:51PM Greyhame said

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Chances are if it's about WoW, it has flames in it somewhere.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2010 6:23PM SgtBaker1234556 said

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Yeah, don't worry Jim, whenever there's a WoW article posted here, the Glorious MMO Master Race posters come and tell us dirty WoW playing peasants how they can't take their joyless sandbox grind like MEN - and how we can take our FUN and go play together with the rest of the 5-years olds - because, goddamnit, MMO's should still be black and white and about as much fun as standing outside in the snow. With no boots on.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2010 11:29AM JustPlainJim said

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@SgtBaker1234556

Sarge, you're not sounding a whole lot better. Can't we just admit that different people can find different things fun and leave it at that? I may not enjoy EvE Online, but I can see reasons while some people do.

Don't counter a superiority complex with another superiority complex. It doesn't help anyone.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2010 6:29PM Graill440 said

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Not suprising. Folks hearing and seeing the hype think the world of warcraft was chnaged, so they go out and purchase thinking they are in for a treat, they will be disapointed. As i posted earlier, very little of the old world was transformed, no major cities were destroyed as it was implied by the trailers and interviews and one new area was opened up, a simple expansion, nothing more, not ground breaking, not changing aything forever as hyped.

Now how may of those folks do you think feel ripped off? I will be a million or more.

Posted: Dec 13th 2010 7:09PM Jaimie said

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@Graill440

If by "very little" you mean every zone, then okay. I don't recall Blizzard ever claiming that any major city was going to be destroyed. Rebuilt, yes, like Orgrimmar for example, which is now completely different. The way you and some others are talking, it sounds like you want Blizzard to make Azeroth completely unrecognizable. But why would you? It wouldn't be Azeroth anymore, and that kind of defeats the purpose, right?

You are wrong about only "one" new area opening up. Vashj'ir (which is pretty huge, it consists of 3 sections which I initially thought were separate zones), Mount Hyjal, Deepholm, Uldum, Twilight Highlands... and then the new Goblin and Worgen zones, plus Tol Barad... Definitely not just one new area.

I for one don't feel ripped off, and I don't see any reason why anyone would. Most people who bought the expansion have been keeping themselves (correctly) informed about what will change in the game. And it's not particularly hard to, with sites like World of Raids and MMO Champion, not to mention the Cataclysm beta. You act like Blizzard released close to no information about the actual content of the expansion in order to trick players into buying it -- definitely not the case here. The information is EVERYWHERE, and if anybody feels ripped off then they just didn't bother opening their eyes.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2010 7:13PM Jaimie said

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@Graill440

Skimmed over your history of comments. Apparently you think you know all there is to know about WoW because you flew/swam around your brother's account for 10 minutes. How sad. :/
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