You don't have a dog in this race. You didn't get to 60.
My point was... you didn't do all the quests. You probably just tried to mindlessly grind to 60. If you stopped to enjoy the roses, mixed up the leveling experience, you would have enjoyed it more.
I fully understand that peer pressure from guildies to get to 60 asap can be annoying, but here's where we're different. I don't let other people screw up my game for me.
It's common fucking sense. It happens, but on extremely rare instances and is usually followed up by a giant shitstorm of bad press for both the publication involved, and the developers/publishers.
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I thought id give it a go since my arena partners in wow are on a break so i reactivated Rift with the new expansion to play my lvl 40 mage.
I instantly remembered why i quit. God damn its boring to quest in this game. Have they improved it somehow by adding more XP in any way?
I saw there was some potions but that was limited and will hardly last until maxlevel. Any heirlooms or stuff like that?
So, having variety in the game is not a good thing? Puzzled. I like that there are so many options open to me as I log in. You know, I bitched about the questing in the beginning. I really did. Then, one night, my buddy and I got into a group with like 15 other people and just did Hunt Rifts. It was quite a nice feeling getting the first set done so quick and the xp flew past. Then, I felt like questing again. Then, I was 1/2 way through a zone and I was tired of questing, so I did a bit of PvP, then a few Instant adventures as I wanted to do them before the quest for completing a certain number turned grey. Then, I felt like running a dungeon as I had two quests. I did that, wiped a bit, but the players stuck together and it was a lot of fun.
In the end, with my many distractions, I got to 60 with like 4 zones free. Now when I log on, you know what I feel like doing mostly? Questing and seeing those story-lines. The new chronicle, further 5 tiers of hunt rifts, the new DRR rifts, the zone events I haven't even seen yet, are quite distracting too. So, yes... ALL these give me XP and improve my character via reputation, possible gear rewards and currency that can be used for gear, so it is all worthwhile doing.
It took me three weeks at a casual pace to get my 1st char to 60. I got there not feeling burnt out and really happy.
The story-lines in each zone are pretty good. So, the questing experience (not xp gain, but the experience of leveling) is pretty damn good. In addition, the overall leveling experience was the best of any mmo I have ever played.
Oh, yeah... you can only insult people who actually give a damn about you, or your opinion. Let me put this in perspective for you: As I sit here, at age 40, semi-retired, healthy, financially secure, do you honestly think I care what some random scrub on a forum thinks about me - especially when the comment is so juvenile and irrational?
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I will look, but its prbly barried someone & very hard to find.
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Edge is right, Massively never features WoW news, but more a less Blizzard news. They are all under same company so there no reason for Massivley to mention WoW News as thats WoW Insiders' job.
This is also opinion of people & doesn't mean that what 1 person or a couple people say matters. But WoW has won anough awards throughout its 8 years there no reason it needs to win anymore. Let these other company's do good work & keep there games going. Its keeps Blizzard on there toes & pushing out great content and it keeps them from creating something like Cataclysm again.
Its something we have said since Wrath, Blizzard needs a competitor, not a big one just a small one that can keep them on there toes as Rift is more like a smurf or more a less a gnome to compared to WoW. But Rift isn't a threat nor a competitor, but once again its more like a wake up call to Blizzard that if you slack off your gunna get bit in the ass.
Its more a less Trion is a Fly that keeps Blizzard motivated to pump out good content, if the Fly dissappears than they get lazy & Cataclysm is born again.
It's a margin of 0.5s in my mind. Nostalgia? Maybe so.
Well Zam gave SL expansion of the year too. http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=31430
They are a site that pretty much features all games equally. Once again opinions are opinions and I don't normally participate in these type of threads for GOTY or w/e since really they are subjective IMO.
Reading and hearing most media's comments on MoP it seems to get the same old response that it's same old. That doesn't make it bad or terrible but for many SL changed it up more for an expansion where WoW follows a predictable safe route to go which is not necessarily bad.
I am going to be honest right now, I find everything in this game to be wonderful. The PVE is exquisite, even some of the little bosses in RIFTS and storylines can be quite challenging if you don't know what you're doing. The storyline itself has been complimented a lot and I won't deny that Trion did a excellent job on it. The dungeons, even normal mode dungeons, yes even normal mode dungeons, have a lot of difficulty. I like it. I love it.
Now this is where my quirk is. They really really need to tone down the leveling curve. This isn't because its too challenging. Its because the pacing feels incredibly off. VERY OFF. I went to the continent where you start in Cape Jule and have completed all Cape Jule, City Core (or core city), and Eastern (w/e that name was called, forgot atm). I am now in, I believe, Advent Garden, and I am only level 55... I have done numerous RIFTs, world events, numerous dungeons run, instant adventures, etc. etc. I have done all quests and carnages (except 2 in Eastern w/e) and I am still level 55. The challenge is fine, but they have to question whether or not they feel that the pacing or leveling curve is done right.
I suggest you try levelling from cape and when you run out of quests at that level go to the start zone on Dusken. Just go back and forth following each quest line as you level up. It is that easy.
Ignoring the fact that this topic posters are mostly Rift fans I will still criticize the award.
The jury seems to be more anything but Blizzard crowd with their high opinion of Lord of the Rings and Eve Online.
What makes or breaks a MMO is not the game itself but it is the amount of players a MMO has (in absolute numbers). Activity is what makes WoW king and it is what brings back people playing WoW even after all these years. You can mask activity by server merges (and other stuff ofc) but those things will only help till you have nothing but a group of hardcore fans left.
SWTOR was losing allot of members in a short period because people started to notice that non of their friends where playing anymore, and server mergers won't bring back your friends. I didn't play allot during MoP but when a did (a few months tops) I was mostly bored because non of my real life friends where playing and only a few memebers of my guild still played (now it is different).