When I was new to WoW, it was amazing because I had no idea what was going on, this actually kept the game interesting for me. A friend of mine though had said something that has stuck with me all these years,
“The real game doesn’t start until you’re max level”.
I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently as I have been casually leveling in SWTOR, I see a lot of my friends racing ahead as quickly as possible to get to max level to start doing Operations, the SWTOR version of raids. Like in a lot of MMO’s, I’m seeing this same pattern form in SWTOR that has been present in WoW for years, the focus on max level gameplay. I like the idea of MMO’s, I love playing online with other players, but this style of get to max level, gear up to do raids, just to gear up for the next level of raids, just to gear up for the next level….etc is getting boring. Having to go out and farm the same raid for 8 months while we wait for the next one is tedious. I cleared normal mode first week it was out, now were slowly plugging away at the occasional heroic, but is harder versions of fights I have already done really the answer to adding content?
Now I’m not saying WoW is bad, or that it’s dying. I’m not saying I hate the game and I am going to quit, but is there any MMORPG’s out there that have a different setup then this max level gear grind that anyone knows about, or is this pretty much the standard of the industry now?
I'm sorry if this doesn't belong in General Discussion, was unsure what category to put it in.
Edit: With the constant nerfs to the leveling xp in BC, Wrath and Cata zones is that blizzard agreeing that the endgame is more important then leveling now? If Endgame is more important is there any systems WoW can bring in to advance a characters story beyond daily quest hubs and raids?
And will Blizzard ever bring in a feature that allows you to take and do quests that are specific to your own character instead of forcing everyone down the same quuest path. A good example of this is you can't unlock certain quests in borean Tundra unless you do the one where you torture a captive if I remember correctly, thats not what I think my pally would do.