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"Experienced" MMO players: Do you respect WoW?

Poll Results: Do you respect WoW?

 
  • 23% (10)
    I'm an experienced MMO'er and I like WoW
  • 44% (19)
    I'm an experienced MMO'er and I don't like WoW
  • 2% (1)
    I'm an MMO noob and I like WoW
  • 2% (1)
    I'm an MMO noob and I don't like WoW
  • 27% (12)
    I've never played WoW
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post #1 of 18
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This is for people who have played 3-4+ MMOs thoroughly.

I'm just wondering how many "serious" MMO players out there respect WoW as a game.

I think it's incredibly polished, balanced, and has an amazing atmosphere and decent story, but that's about it.

- The PvP is really stupid - it's basically just another grind
- The end game raiding is stupid IMO - again, another grind
- There is no character customization whatsoever unless you want to gimp yourself - one set is undeniably better than all the others)

Well, I guess those are my 3 real reasons for disliking WoW. The grind up to 60 (I quit when BC came out) was a blast and I did it several times, but after that it gets very dull very quickly.

Thoughts? I'd really like to hear from people who have played a lot of MMOs and have something to compare with. I think WoW is a great game for what it is, but I don't respect it as an MMO. It does a great job of appealing to more casual players, noobs, and people who otherwise would never play video games (The 1st trumpet player in a group I play with has a level 70, and she's not bad looking either ). I just feel like compared to the other MMOs out there it's just lacking in a lot of important areas.
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post #2 of 18
I've never played WoW. But it still sucks because of all the innovent lives it's sucked into its world.
    
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I started playing MMO's when meridian59 came out and I've played quite a few of the ones that have followed including UO, EQ, SWG, AC, DAOC to name a few. I'm currently playing WoW off and on as the mood suits me and I think the game is very well designed. This is not to say that I wouldn't prefer to see some changes, especially in the PvP area. For me, DAoC had the best PvP, at least in certain incarnations of it. Overall I like it and will probably keep playing until Warhammer's MMO comes out
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by JohnRogers View Post
I've never played WoW. But it still sucks because of all the innovent lives it's sucked into its world.
Isn't that kind of like saying the internet sucks because of all the innocent lives it's sucked in?
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post #5 of 18
I've been into mmo's since they were mo's lol. After playing WoW... Hostile Space, EVE Online, RF Online, EQ2, and FFXI Online all look like failed games. I've given LOTRO a fair going over during the beta and watch it to see if it's going to improve any. I've also seen my friend play Vanguard and he's just riding it out right now but tells me he hates Vanguard and is getting his WoW account back at the end of this month

I really think Blizzard does one thing right. They DO NOT under any circumstances release a game that sucks. A few developers could take lessons from them.
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Kriegen View Post
I started playing MMO's when meridian59 came out and I've played quite a few of the ones that have followed including UO, EQ, SWG, AC, DAOC to name a few. I'm currently playing WoW off and on as the mood suits me and I think the game is very well designed. This is not to say that I wouldn't prefer to see some changes, especially in the PvP area. For me, DAoC had the best PvP, at least in certain incarnations of it. Overall I like it and will probably keep playing until Warhammer's MMO comes out
I agree man, DAOC PvP rocked... And I've always been a PvPer in MMOs, which is why WoW's crappy PvP system is such a big factor for me. It was just an afterthought, and it shows.

It is a good game to play "on and off as the mood suits you", and it works very well for that until you hit max level anyways.

I'm waiting for Darkfall, personally
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post #7 of 18
personally I don't like it. I just think the PvP system sucks. Same for guild wars. I like taking peoples stuff!
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post #8 of 18
Played Moter City Online since it came out until it died...guess that's a different kind of MMO...lol.

Anyways, WoW is pretty good, but I can't say that I'd become obsessed with it. I played it probably twice a week and only a few hours at a time... It was fun for something to do (as all games should be)
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post #9 of 18
I don't even know why I voted for WoW the CS:S kids are about to hit 3rd period and spam this topic up any second. Then they'll claim that CS:S is an MMO.
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Modki View Post
I really think Blizzard does one thing right. They DO NOT under any circumstances release a game that sucks. A few developers could take lessons from them.
Ya know, I never really realized it but everything they release is a great game, everything seems to be a success. It just takes them so long inbetween games you don't really think about it.

I have respect for wow being an avid RPG'er, and I've carefully avoided getting sucked into it to keep my sanity (and my girlfriend) There are plenty of places it could improve at, but I think blizzard is paying close attention to them and their next MMORPG is going to be nucking futs.
It's about time!
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