I did alliance leveling from 85-90, and did that sniping quest which was different and enjoyable. The amber collecting one for the klaxxi was cool as you had the old warriors telling you their story. You did a rail shooter on a fighter jet for alliance too. There was some poo quests I think, but TBC had them... Cata questing was ok but I felt like I was playing portal hopping between them in stormwind. The expac I enjoyed most while leveling is probably still wrath but thats because im an arthas fanboy.
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Nope all the questsgivers stand within 5 yeards of each other in each mini quest hub, pointing you in the same direction.
It is kinda strange to think back to back in the days where I did desolace in order to get the dungeon quest for the scarlet monastary, but in some way it was fun.
Maybe if this game wasn't such a casual fest, PvE would be a tad more intriguing.
Also, casuals bring in the most revenue, not designing a game around them today is suicide if you want to have more than 500K subs.
One of the simplest and very easy to implement ways Blizzard could help retain new subs and retention is to fix ganking. It's the elephant in the room, and a few 90s may cry, but I hate to imagine how much money Blizzard has lost by not doing something about it years ago. I have many high level characters so it doesn't apply to me, but putting myself in their shoes if I were a new wow player and happened to pick a pvp realm (which sounds more fun to most folks), I would probably think hard about quitting if I got ganked over and over in the first level 20 zone I reach. Even the whole Southpark wow episode a few years back was based on low level characters getting ganked. There are 2 easy options for solutions, either increase the level zone when pvp flagging starts (40/60/80 instead of 20?), or make low-level characters be able to set being unflagged (like chars are unflagged while flying using flight points). It's one thing Guild Wars 2 got right. Keep pvp in the battlegrounds/arenas. A 90 1-shotting a 80 or lower isn't pvp, it isn't fun, it's not even much fun for the person doing it. There can still be the occasional IoT wpvp, sometimes at the Dark Portal, I don't think Tarren Mill much anymore, and those can still happen. But saying to someone new to wow who makes the mistake of picking a pvp realm, enjoy being one-shot over and over while leveling with no real pvp chance to win if attacked, and if you don't like it pay us $25 per character to transfer to pve...is close to Blizzard saying screw you we don't care if you leave wow.
As a side-note, if Blizzard sat through 1 tot lfr they'd also see why subs are leaving in droves too. Seems like most lfrs now devolve into a finger pointing, name calling, kicking people at the slightest thing, face pulling, afk/following collection of the worst of wow community rolled into 30-45 minutes. In fact the last couple lfrs I've been in, i've seen people initiating vote kicks against anyone that speaks just as a joke of how bad it has gotten.
1) You didn't have flying mounts until lvl 70, and then the slow-arse ones. The expensive flying was...well expensive. And of course, the old world was still flying mount free.
2) Badge gear...ok I'll give you that
3) Attunements were still very very much there for at least half (if not more) of the expansion, for both Kara, and for BT.
4) Ten man raids...well 2 of them (and 2 unique ones).. Kara which was huge..and then a big leap to ZA, which was punishing for those which only had ten man gear. (and only there in 2.3 I think as well?)
5) Well limited purples from Heroic dungeons (until MgT came).. and it was quickly dropped for Kara gear.
So, even the items which made it easier, only came in through out the expansion as it grew..yet I never felt there was nothing to do. The rep rewards were optional (like Netherwind, or Skyguards, or Orgilla etc, along with the dungeon reps like Lower city etc, which only gave one or two nice pieces along with receipes.)
In Vanilla, the world was a mystery, you didn't have a set path or everyone knowing everything about everything. You could discover things by yourself, or with help from others bringing people together and making a community. Now, you know where every quest is, and you can't miss them, and you know what every boss drops, along with the tactics etc etc...
Theres no surprise or discovery or wonder...just the grind.
They'll be losing another subscription if they ban me.
I told someone I reported them for using an auction house bot. This guy has two accounts running alongside each other and are being controlled by a third party program which runs to the mailbox, collects mail, runs to the auctioneer, posts, cancels and undercuts auctions.
Soon after I told them I reported them for it (I know I should have just left it at the report) he's asking in trade chat with one of his characters about reporting people for harassment (I assume it's me he wants to report).
Right after I had spoken to him about botting the two characters he was using to bot suddenly stopped botting for about 10 minutes. I'm not just sure he's botting, I'd bet everything I have on it.
Knowing Blizzard though, I'll be banned for harassment and he'll go on botting the AH.