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Posted: Sep 16th 2011 6:10PM Liltawen said

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You should include the names for the various Quests.

Posted: Sep 16th 2011 6:15PM HiroProtagonist7 said

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Soooo - here we have a company that definitely knows how to make a decent quest chain. In the past they were immersive and exciting.

Their revenue tripled since going F2P yet they couldn't put together an expansion that rivaled their old work.

Instead they release a snoozefest that requires XP pots to get you through before you fall asleep.

Guess we're starting to see the amazing effects of F2P on the games. Yee Haw! Prepeare for more of the same.

Posted: Sep 16th 2011 6:19PM HiroProtagonist7 said

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BTW - nice job calling them out Justin. Now all we need is for the gamers to see what's going on and call them on it.

I don't have many high hopes of it happening though.
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Posted: Sep 16th 2011 6:30PM jealouspirate said

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@HiroProtagonist7

But... uh... he reviewed one of the original zones, created long before they ever went F2P. Your comment doesn't make sense. "In the past they were immersive and exciting". As far as I know, this zone was in at launch.
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Posted: Sep 16th 2011 6:40PM Lenn said

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@HiroProtagonist7 Calling them out? The quests described above have been in the game since 2007. How about posting a reply to the actual article, rather than taking the opportunity to advance your personal crusade against the company?
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Posted: Sep 16th 2011 6:47PM HiroProtagonist7 said

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yep - you're both right. I misread the zone, skimmed the headings, skipped the map as I'd seen both before.
Damn. I got served
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Posted: Sep 16th 2011 6:53PM Lenn said

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@HiroProtagonist7 As an act of penitence you now have to kiss a dwarf. With tongue.
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Posted: Sep 17th 2011 1:04AM JuliusSeizure said

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@jealouspirate

To be fair, they did make a fuss about overhauling the region a few months ago, which ultimately amounted to no changes after you finish the phased intro questlines other than a few cosmetic terrain modifications in the vicinity of the dwarven town. Oh, and the changes in the intro just shuffled things around randomly and put a new coat of (distressingly, albeit intentionally, ugly) paint in a few select areas. They didn't do anything to make it more fun, or even all that refreshing.

So yeah, that sucks.
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Posted: Sep 16th 2011 6:29PM HiroProtagonist7 said

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Wrote this at the end of July. It's some projection mixed with fiction (with obvious separation) , but IMHO it's a pretty common sense look at what's happening in our industry and what the future holds.

http://www.mmorpg.com/blogs/Cyberdeck7/072011/21896_Item-shops-in-logic-and-fiction

Posted: Sep 16th 2011 9:30PM gildhur said

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Didn't even mention finding the snowman? For shame...

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 12:36AM ddavidt said

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"the game's most eastern zone"

um...

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 6:14AM Grendel said

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What he said ...
Maybe you should doublecheck your compass, Justin. Or turn your map upside down. ;)
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Posted: Sep 17th 2011 8:38AM Nerves said

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I'm going through the zone for the second time right now, and I'm not having an unpleasant experience per se, but I agree that there is definitely a lack of memorable quests.

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 11:34AM cowboyhugbees said

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I actually like Erid Luin, if only for the fact that it's a snow zone with amazing music. The atmosphere feels great, and Thorin's Hall is impressive.

Unfortunately, there's no life in Thorin's Hall. Once everyone makes it to Bree, they don't return, really. Makes for quiet /advice and /trade channels.

Posted: Sep 17th 2011 9:15PM Celtar said

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Justin, why didn't you just call this article "I really really hate elves, did I mention that before" article. :>

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