World of Warcraft: Legion (6th expansion) announced

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  1. lemeker

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    The only thing I really like about WoD was the storyline. I thought it was cool, but I think they executed the actual game play wrong.

    The garrisons actually kind of bother me. I agree, that they butchered the professions. I also wish they would go back to the old talent trees.

    I am looking forward to the next x-pac. I am also one of the few apparently, who really dug MoP, I had a blast with that x-pac.
     
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    As far as I can tell from blasting through the 85-90 on several characters (barely getting to see much any of the zones besides the first one, unfortunately) and maxing out all the professions, MoP had the most in-depth profession system of any of the expansions and a TON of quest/zone/rep content which is totally lacking in WOD. I don't know what any of the raids were like, but I'm guessing they were probably better than this expansion's as well. I personally just quit the game because I got a full-time job that had hours that completely ran counter to my guild's raiding hours and I felt like I needed a break anyway, and hearing that the next expansion would be a bunch of frickin pandas was all I needed to take that extra step away from the game. I stopped right after my guild cleared Firelands, so early/mid 2011. I'm sort of sorry I missed what seems to maybe have been a fun expansion, but I'm not sorry I had 5 years of life that I might not otherwise have had :D
     
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    It'll never be WotLK again. I've accepted that. I think they've changed the game so much to make it easier for new subs that they're sort of killing the quirks this game has that made it WoW. I hated it when they overhauled the talent tree system. Hybrid classes were fun and now it seems every build has pretty much negligible talents. It just seems I fell out of love with the game at the launch of Cata or shortly after it.

    But like I said, I do still appreciate the game. I love that I can still play it when I'm feeling nostalgic. Endgame just isn't fun to me anymore, however. I hope the new expac can change that for me but I haven't been really into endgame since ICC. It's like that band you absolutely loved until they sobered up. They fixed a lot of "problems" now, but the game just isn't as bad ass as its drunken druggy former self.
     
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    The funny thing was, at the time of WOTLK everyone was freaking out that it had been severely dumbed-down for idiots compared to BC (which was true). It's just way worse now. Cataclysm was a corrective in many ways, the dungeons were HARD compared to the random AOE fest that WOTLK turned into as soon as everyone had been facerolling through Naxx for a couple months. I kind of hated Cataclysm cause they kept the dumbed-down mechanics of WOTLK for healers, but kicked the damage and mana problems back up to the BC level while making max power heals only hit for like 30% of someone's life bar, so as a healer I was going out of mana all the time but didn't have all the mechanics from BC like downranking and the 5 second rule to combat it. It was miserable. It still seems to be kind of like that (actually, even worse, since Circle of Healing/the druid equivalent now have a cast time!), the dungeons are just much easier (at least on heroic, I haven't tried mythic). It's funny right now with the Timewalking dungeons, like this weekend I keep getting Pit of Saron from WOTLK, and it's insane how hard it is with idiots who don't know how to CC, interrupt, or FF. :( That stuff didn't seem hard back in the day, but now it does since the game is even more dumbed-down.
     
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    I played WoW all weekend long. I probably logged 20 hours over the course of 3 days. (I really needed that.) I didn't realize how easy the game had gotten until I started the Timewalking event. The Wrath dungeons made me do a double-take. Like "We just wiped on Commander Stoutbeard?" which, honestly, was quite fun. I raided (albeit LFR) and never died, and I had no idea what the strategy was on any of the bosses. I did the first 2 wings of Hellfire Citadel.

    Last time I binged, I had a fresh 100 Prot Pally. Literally in quest greens/some blues. I queued as tank and just facerolled every dungeon I was in. It seems like the encounters now have a strategy, but the strategy isn't mandatory to survive the encounter. It seems like they've made heroic dungeons easy mode. I had no idea there were Mythic dungeons, though.

    Maybe all of that is their plan? The Raid Finder/LFG is just for getting gear so you can begin to raid content outside of LFR. I think I remember them saying content was basically dumbed-down so casual players could experience the full game. Bah, filthy casuals :lol:
     
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    Yeah, I redeemed a 10-day trial over easter, still got 48h left on the timer. The first level of WoD seemed really, *really* good, and levelling seems way less grindy in the first levels. Managed to pull my hunter from 23 to 60 so far.

    Had a fling at MoP, but haven't played seriously since WotLK. And holy cow the game has changed! Although, as many points out, professions seems moot and dungeons are pure faceroll, the actual questing content seems stellar, and garrisons looks cool. Might be re-subscribing!
     
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    I'll probably buy Legion but it'll be probably at the end of the cycle and just to enjoy the story. It sucks- for years I've wanted a NElf themed xpack....and it finally comes when I've no ....s left to give about the game. I'm just really tired of games with a neverending gear treadmill with a casino's chance of getting all the .... you want- same goes for diablo too
     
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    Wish they'd bring back class specific quests for abilities and mounts in Legion, too. I'm not sure why they ever really took them away. Power levelers? Also wish they'd find a solution to increasing the level cap. By the time WoW is dead, level cap will be 250.

    Enjoying playing my Fury Warrior at the moment. He's been my main since the end of Wrath. I've been pretty much ignoring Hellfire Citadel. I'll queue up for LFR but other than that, I'm out mount farming and just basking in the nostalgia. I really wish the Cataclysm never happened lol it ruined a lot of my favorite zones.
     
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    I kind of dislike LFR. I mean, sure it allowed me to see all the bosses within about a week of hitting 100, but it also means there are no LFM groups in trade chat, so you never encounter anyone from your server, so it's basically impossible to find guilds. That's what I get for quitting for five years, I have no connections anymore! And LFR is WAY too easy to hold my interest, but since I've never done any of the bosses on non-LFR, it's not like I'm hard-mode guild material right now either :D I basically maxed out my character by LFR standards in about a month (apart from the incredibly boring and tedious legendary quest chain which mostly consists of "kill raid bosses over and over with the content gated in such a way it will take at least a month for each step") and I'm already contemplating quitting again cause there's just nothing for semi-casual players anymore.
     
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    In order for me to stay interested, I had to change the way I play the game. Before, it was just 'endgame endgame endgame stay competitive stay relevant' but I really don't give af about being competitive anymore. I'm not a hardcore gamer, I'm just a dude that plays vidya between life and other hobbies. So I go out and grind on achievements I always thought were cool but never had time to do because 'endgame endgame endgame', and when I get bored I either move on to another item on my list or just log off.

    But it is a little sad how dead Trade/LFG channels are (and I'm on Tich). Back in the day you couldn't keep a convo going because of spam/LFM. It was an annoyance at the time, but it's kinda one of those things you miss seeing..

    I've been working on the Loremaster achievement lately. Not because I really care about the achievement, I just want to play the game, get hammered, and chillax. That's WoW for me :lol:
     
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    I did all those achievements like loremaster 5+ years ago when I was a diehard. Basically the only stuff I can do on my character for achievements at this point are battle pet BS or PVP (neither of which I enjoy). So, I tend to logon, do some HFC LFR on a character or two, maybe do dailies on one or go for warglaives/thoridal on others, and log off! I've already gotten down to playing maybe 2-3 days a week now. I guess I'll see what happens when the next expansion lands before i re-quit.
     
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    WoD pretty much killed the game for me. That expansion did not hook me the way I though it would. Garrison's were cheesy as hell too.
     
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    So uh, I started playing this a few weeks ago, and I really like it compared to the Garrison bull..... There's still the same idiotic "send followers on quests - gate progress by making you have to send them on 6 multiple hour missions in a row before getting to progress," but a lot of the rest of it feels less gated. There's some weird stuff like "World Quests" now which keep you running around the map at all times, and they combined servers in such a way that it's always heavily populated everywhere.

    This is a terrible thing if you're on a PVP server and aren't the dominant faction (for example, I play alliance, and usually there are ~10 horde for every alliance I see, and often they just camp important quest areas for several hours and make it 100% impossible to progress), but if you're on a PVE server it should be great. :p

    I haven't done any non-LFR raids, but the instances are cool. The 5 man progression system copying Diablo's "Keystone" system is a good idea, even though as a healer I find it too stressful :D

    The main gimmick of character progression is now every class/spec has "artifact weapons," which have their own internal talent trees. It is extremely slow to progress with them, naturally, but they're kind of fun. Well, except for the fact that everyone of your spec has the same weapon and there's no getting weapon drops from dungeons/raids anymore! You basically get gem drops, which raise the item level of them, and then get "artifact power" items which are like XP boosts for the weapon's talent trees.
     
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    I've been enjoying the content so far. There was a period of a month or so when I hit a wall and didn't like playing anymore but I've finally found a friendly guild and have been playing more often.

    Finished all of the Suramar main line last week as well and have started the weekly questline. That .... takes ages! :lol:
     

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