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  • Frogofdoom 20 Feb 2013 13:55:51 888 posts
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    Im pretty much ready to dump my wow subscription. Blizzards refusal to do anything about low pop servers without you paying £15 a character to move them is pretty much the final straw. its been 8 years of fun for me but all good things must come to an end!
  • teamHAM 20 Feb 2013 14:07:27 2,947 posts
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    The lore of the Warcraft universe is huge. It's all there if you want to explore it. I've played SWTOR and in no way, shape or form did I find that they did the story any better at all. Same goes for GW2.

    For you to enjoy WoW you have to accept it for what it is, not expect it to be something it's not. Is it a cutting edge, innovative, graphically superior game? No. WoW is approaching it's tenth anniversary and the engine is now looking tired. Is it an overall solid experience, and the absolute best at what it does? Yes. The whole experience is very slick and they have made a huge amount of changes in the last 2-3 years to make things clearer and more approachable to new players.

    GW2 made some innovations to combat and questing, but the end game mechanic is entirely different to WoW which puts people off. SWTOR put in a moral choice system, but many argue it's basically superficial.

    Most of the people that have already invested substantial time in WoW in the past have at least quit once. They then try other games, only to come back because despite the innovations they eventually go back to WoW's tried and tested methods, and since it "just isn't WoW", people go back.

    If you've never played WoW obviously you can take a step back and analyse each game for it's merits, and go solely on what you want. Different strokes for different folks and all that.

    Each game has it's strengths:

    WoW - Lore, End game
    SWTOR - Lore, Moral Choices, Lightsabers (?)
    EVE - Huge PvP battles
    LOTRO - Monster Play
    GW2 - Graphics, Combat

    XBox Live, Origin, PSN and Steam: teamHAM

  • Benno 20 Feb 2013 14:18:29 9,901 posts
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    People still play this?
  • President_Weasel 20 Feb 2013 15:50:31 9,336 posts
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    What Benno said.

    And that's not "them all" by a long chalk. Add EVE, Everquest, EQ2, DAOC, DDO, LOTRO, the superhero ones, and you're still only scratching the surface (although you're also describing a decade of my life).
  • Roddles 20 Feb 2013 15:57:06 1,898 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Im pretty much ready to dump my wow subscription. Blizzards refusal to do anything about low pop servers without you paying £15 a character to move them is pretty much the final straw. its been 8 years of fun for me but all good things must come to an end!
    Great timing with your post. Blizzard just announced this:

    http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/254563-pvp-update-same-faction-teams-with-english-and-spanish-players/

    Simply amazing. As if MoP wasn't confusing enough as it is, now you'll need to speak Spanish if you want to do a bit of casual PvP if you come from a low populated realm.

    Edited by Roddles at 15:57:44 20-02-2013
  • magicpanda 20 Feb 2013 17:21:50 13,366 posts
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    :D it's all ok though...

    we'll be providing you with a glossary containing the most common terms used in each language soon.
    Chupa mi verga
  • timetraveler 21 Feb 2013 07:04:37 61 posts
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    WOW is starting getting me bored.
  • Roddles 21 Feb 2013 10:13:00 1,898 posts
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    ĦAy, caramba!
  • Mekanik 4 Mar 2013 09:52:14 3,570 posts
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    Dos cerveca por favor.

    Que pasa?
  • Leolian 14 Mar 2013 11:55:32 1,085 posts
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    Is there still an EG guild on here? Fancy some low level shenanigens again.
  • Leolian 14 Mar 2013 11:55:43 1,085 posts
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    Or however you spell that.
  • Roddles 14 Mar 2013 11:59:49 1,898 posts
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    Hasn't been since about 2009. I don't think anybody is still playing at all, including me.
  • graysonavich 14 Mar 2013 12:05:28 7,355 posts
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    Level a tank.
  • Leolian 14 Mar 2013 14:15:31 1,085 posts
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    @graysonavich ...
  • Matt36 19 Mar 2013 23:44:34 1,368 posts
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    Are people still playing?

    WoW starter pack is free to play, so playing about with that.



    This made me so happy!!
  • Mekanik 20 Mar 2013 11:05:58 3,570 posts
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    I`m still pottering about on my warlock. Killing dragony things, and those silly night elf and dwarfs get set on fire (Its Green!) at the first sign of movement.
  • Matt36 20 Mar 2013 11:57:27 1,368 posts
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    I've done absolutely nothing on the game! haha! I've hooked my laptop up to my TV and running around as a panda with my turtle :D
  • Roddles 20 Mar 2013 12:07:04 1,898 posts
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    Aw. I miss LK.
  • Matt36 20 Mar 2013 12:28:59 1,368 posts
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    Can I make my turtle better, anyone know?
  • Aretak 20 Mar 2013 12:42:32 10,354 posts
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    There's really no customisation of Hunter pets these days. You pick a spec for them and that's it (turtles are best as tanks). You used to have to feed them, they levelled seperately from you, had their own talent trees and so on, but it was all removed in the name of accessibility. It made them feel rather lifeless and disposable like Warlock demons though, rather than faithful companions.

    I haven't played since November. I might come back if they update the SoR again to offer a free level 85 (even 80 would do if they just change the cut-off date). Always wanted a Warrior, but actually levelling one never worked out.
  • RedSparrows 20 Mar 2013 12:55:39 22,748 posts
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    I liked the Hunter talent trees and feeding and things.

    I also liked the class quests.
  • Matt36 20 Mar 2013 13:25:57 1,368 posts
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    So my turtle will always look like it does in the pic I posted? :(
  • Aretak 20 Mar 2013 13:47:32 10,354 posts
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    Yes. But there are plenty of skins available if you want to have a turtle but change its look. You'll just need to tame another one.

    http://www.wow-petopia.com/family/turtle.html

    You can have up to five pets on you (slots unlock as you level) and another twenty in your stable (stable masters are in most towns), so you don't necessarily need to release your current one if you don't want to.
  • Matt36 20 Mar 2013 14:50:42 1,368 posts
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    Oh cool. I'm kinda attached to the one I got at the start now :p
  • Deleted user 20 March 2013 14:55:04
    The turtle from Hyjal is cool. It's all on fire and breathes smoke.
  • Matt36 20 Mar 2013 16:02:39 1,368 posts
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    Boab wrote:
    The turtle from Hyjal is cool. It's all on fire and breathes smoke.
    I'm a complete Noob here. Are the Turtles elemental?
  • Aretak 20 Mar 2013 16:15:44 10,354 posts
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    Nah, the differences are purely cosmetic. All pets within a family are identical these days. It used to be the case that even different species within the same family would have their own unique stats and set of abilities, so one turtle might have had a higher rank Shell Shield than another for example. But again, all removed a long time ago in Blizzard's quest to simplify the game.
  • Matt36 20 Mar 2013 16:31:56 1,368 posts
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    I don't want simple! :( I want a unique and special turtle. Now I'm just going to be walking around seeing 50 people with the same one. Gutted.
  • Benno 20 Mar 2013 16:56:32 9,901 posts
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    That pretty much sums up the dreadful direction blizzard has taken wow in the last few years.
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