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Was before the 4.2 patch and the new unlimited to level 20 accounts.
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SWTOR is not going to be like WoW.

Lots of critics say it will because the devs say they want to copy things that made WoW successful. but that doesn't mean everything.

for example, instead of one thing dropping from some tough boss or raid or whatnot everyone gets something applicable to their own char. everyone gets a "Loot Bag" of equal value. no more bickering, ninjaing, feeling left out or cheated, etc...

They're taking the headache out of the MMO and keeping the fun.
    
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I always have a feeling that Blizzard should allow hunters to use their ranged weapons in melee range. It would help the lower skilled hunters in PvP to be competitive.

Long story short, I started playing WoW last February. Leveling was fairly quick with two gathering professions. Was ready for normal mode raiding in a month. Progressed through normal modes quickly - maybe it was because I surrounded myself with good people. Then, I hit my skill cap, which was heroic Magmaw. All of this was pre-4.2. After hitting my skill cap, my guild told me I was making too many mistakes, and in my opinion, WoW wasn't fun anymore. Made a choice to take myself out of the starting raid rotation, enabling me to quit when my school year ended.

I'll always wonder what WoW was like at it's beginnings, but when I was playing, I was fond of the PvP BG Alterac Valley. I don't know why, maybe it was because I could easily pet tank the bosses. Did summon the ice lord once. When WoW was getting started, I was interested in RuneScape, but that's another story.
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Well, it looks like people are finally starting to get a life. That, or a new MMO came out which people are moving to.
     
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Originally Posted by Sonikku13 View Post
I'll always wonder what WoW was like at it's beginnings, but when I was playing, I was fond of the PvP BG Alterac Valley. I don't know why, maybe it was because I could easily pet tank the bosses. Did summon the ice lord once. When WoW was getting started, I was interested in RuneScape, but that's another story.
In short, it was terrible but in the most wonderful way.

I remember out of combat ressing as a paladin on Garr in Molten Core. Seriously. This was back when a weapon with +40 spellpower was god-tier, ice mages were all the rage, warriors died constantly from lolrandom crits and paladins could spec however they wanted and still be very nearly useless except for PARTY SPECIFIC AURAS AND SINGLE PLAYER BUFFS. Buffahoy and Decursive, those mods you might have? At one point I would just sit there spamming the "B" button to give everyone BoK one at a time, or the "C" button to cleanse everyone. But it was still fun, because the bosses could take 100+ tries (no joke, C'Thun anyone?) and it felt like a real accomplishment when you dropped something.

The game doesn't feel the same, and I think dailies and heroics ruined the game for me. Too monotonous.
Edited by KittensMewMew - 8/4/11 at 8:11pm
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Everyone I know in the past year has given up on this game. When you spend years and years non stop playing, one day you just wake up feel the need for something else...
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Just as everything else, it will eventually turn to dust
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Let it die, its junk. I will never and have never given BLIZZ one cent for playing WOW. I tried a demo - just to say I played it and was not impressed. If it had free servers I might express some interest but I will not pay to play.
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SWTOR is not going to be like WoW.
I'd really like to believe that, but I'm skeptical. I'd love Bioware to wow us, excuse the pun, with a non-grindfest MMO with a focus on story and principals that make single player rpgs fun.

Unfortunately, from the gameplay videos and the developers saying "We have to follow rules made by WoW" I don't expect it to be anything other than WoW in space with EA dreaming up cashcow ideas to reclaim its throne as evil publisher back from Activision.

There's a huge gap in the market for an MMO that everyone can play at their own pace, while not being behind everyone else or not having access to various aspects of the game. Minecraft got this right in a sense.
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Let it die, its junk. I will never and have never given BLIZZ one cent for playing WOW. I tried a demo - just to say I played it and was not impressed. If it had free servers I might express some interest but I will not pay to play.
Cool story. You dont like it but millions of people disagree with you.
Playing for 15 lvls doesnt really help your case.

I was the same as most of the people in this thread. Until i leveled up with a group of friends and played end game content. Say what you want to tons of people enjoy the experience every day.

I also find it comical when people that use to play say how hard and enjoyable it is and now its just easy mode. Sorry but your thinking of wrath. The top guilds have all said cata raids have been a nice challenge and have taken alot more time. The comparison is night and day from wrath to cata. People just seem to think the older content took longer because all the bull%$#& hoops you had to jump through just to walk into the raid.
Edited by dakpyro525 - 8/5/11 at 3:26am
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