WoW Vet, Bought MoP have a few Questions
I took an extended break during Cata and I am having a great time. I would recommend it to you :) Yeah it is safe to come back in the water.
Gameplay is the same, but with a much heavier emphasis on questing to level cap and then dailies to gear up beyond that. Not required, but without dailies there's not much else. You can PVP or heroic dungeon, sure. But without doing dailies, you won't have that constant influx of gold, valor, and goodies, not to mention reputation to buy epics and crafting patterns.
I'm enjoying myself, personally. I hate dailies on principle, but that's me. I don't always have a couple hours to log on dailies every night.
I feel as though they dropped the ball for the dungeons this expansion, it is way to simplified (not that this is a bad thing, but it ruins any feel of progression) If something is easy to begin with, it will always be easy regardless of gearing.
As opposed to Cata dungeons, where those required you to think and to play cautiously. Then later become easier the more gear you obtain.
The story picks up really nice and keeps you engaged, but as stated above after the first zone it slows down to a crawl and becomes a rather tedious grind rather than a fun, enjoyable ride.
Cataclysm did really well keeping me engaged, providing a variety of ways you could level (PvP, Quest, Dungeon) whereas MoP the only viable way to level is questing.
Overall, Mists makes nicely for a new expansion and really tries its best to show that even though this game is aging, Blizzard continue to pump out high quality content for its players to enjoy.
I never understood the hate for Cataclysm, as I enjoyed the expansion (until DS stagnated for what felt like a year) I'd go as far as saying I prefer the first couple of weeks of Cata over the first couple of weeks of Mists.
Regardless, I still plan to play this game, just not as much as I used to. Maybe its because I outgrown WoW, or possibly burned out. But due to how tedious this game has become, I find myself taking extended periods of breaks while playing, only averaging 30 min to an hour a day as opposed to my usual 2-3 hours of play.
Just don't attempt rushing the expansion OP, take heed to the NPCs advice.
"Slow down, life is to be savored"
10/06/2012 06:05 AMPosted by DramabeatzWhat's your guy's thoughts thus far on the game
I think it's very good. It seems like they put so much effort into this game, from the hidden lore scrolls to the beautiful scenery. I love it.
10/06/2012 06:05 AMPosted by DramabeatzIs it watered down more?
Depends. I haven't tried the raid they just released, but I've tanked a few dungeons, both normal and heroic. Let's see...
They aren't early extremely difficult, but they are challenging enough to not be able to faceroll though them. They've got a lot of new mechanics too. Theres a boss in Nuizao Temple where before you fight him, you do this tower-defense sort of thing. They've revamped SM and Scholomance, so if you remember those from Vanilla, they might be fun. I'd say they did good on the dungeons, from what I've seen so far.
They've added Scenarios (Mini-dungeons with 3 people, any role) and Pet battles. Rare spawns are fun and challenging, and drop decent loot too.
Granted, some of it is very silly, like using your Kung-fu skills to punch your way out of a giant bug, but it's not the "Kung fu panda 3" everyone made it out to be.
Although Daily quests are now much more important, as you can get valor points and and gear rewards from them, they aren't needed.
In short, MoP is breathtakingly beautiful, fun, somewhat challenging, and really fun IMO.
I'd say it's worth the money.
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