For some players, the real meat of an MMORPG begins when you don't have any more pesky levels to worry about. Leveling is training, but using all that training to clear through the hardest content in the game is what you signed up for. Whether it's in World of Warcraft
or Guild Wars 2
, these players feel that the real push is to have the best possible gear and optimize your character specialties.
For other players, the endgame is just an addition, sometimes even an unwelcome one. Having the best gear or the best build is nice, but it's not worth pursuing at the detriment of your enjoyment. Far better to just do dailies in Star Wars: The Old Republic
or level a new character in Champions Online
. These players can be just as dedicated to the game, but they just don't care for the endgame push.
So which category do you lean toward? Is the progression track at the top what you live for, or is it just a distraction? How important is endgame progression to you?
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