TONS of experiences such as those, and if you wanna be arrogant and claim that this can't have been exciting for me, then that's your problem. Yours and everyone else who thinks they're so important that what they say, goes.
You feel no excitement from certain games? Well whoopdidoo. I wouldn't feel excited in the type of game you described, I'd only feel annoyed and think "what's the point?". This doesn't make the game you prefer inferior or superior to the one I prefer. That's that. Subjectivity is a bitch to people wanting to think that their opinions are fact, but there you go.
PvP is really the only thing that is unpredictable in the game, and even so, only to a certain degree.
The game before all this panda nonsense had an element of goal setting and working towards those goals. Even though those goals (in the form of quests and objectives) were required, it felt like you as a player were accomplishing much more than simply completing a quest. Completing those quests gave you access to new content, even though the content had already been developed and in game for possibly months.
Now everything is a calculated, time sink. The bucket list mentality that Blizzard has created had fooled people into thinking that it is exciting to waste hours farming bones to get a mount, or to cap valor, or to run every one of your alts through lfr, or to.. you get the idea.
The last time I logged into WoW, I looked around and thought to myself, "Whats the point?" "Why did I even log in today to be put into a situation where I dont have to do anything remotely worthwhile to access new and exciting content?" Its all at my fingertips with the click of a button.
And the mentality of guilds, and the general in game population feels towards raiding and such is just plain boring. Its a bucket list of guilds, progressing on the SAME RAID.
At least there was variety in Vanilla, TBC and to some extent WOTLK with guilds being on varying levels of progression and you could choose where you wanted to be based on your own progression.
If a word is in bold and underlined you know someone is serious. I Like to call this the the bucket of fried chicken list
I think WoW can really do with a FFXI Nyzul style event.
It is basically, a 100 floor tower climb, 5man (well, 6 is the standard party number in FFXI).
Every floor, is RANDOMLY GENERATED, so everytime you enter, it looks different. And, each floor has different objectives, which is also randomly generated, although basically come down to
a) kill everything on this floor
b) kill a specific mob on this floor
c) kill a family of mob on this floor (for example, all the slimes on this floor)
d) light 2-5 torches, at the same times (people need to move out solo and find the torches)
e) light 2-5 torches, in a specific order (this one is tough)
f) free, you can go straight to next floor, with a shop here to stock up on temporary items.
You get 30min when you enter and you must clear 5 levels in order to save progress, and every 20 floor it is a boss battle, and can drop 1 out of the 3 sets, 20th floor drops boots, 40th floor drop gloves and so on, but random on which set.
Sometimes you get extra issue when you enter a floor, like there are these floating robot type thingy call gear:
- do not get discovered by gear (aggro one means lose time)
- do not kill any gear (killing them lose time, so cc them)
On top of that you want a balance group as sometimes you get really bastard floor restrictions:
- no white magic (main healing magic, but there are other form of healings available)
- no black magic (no standard nukes, really shitty on floor with a lot of physical resistence mobs)
- no abilities usage
Oh also you can encounter ANY world rare mobs in here (and can drop their rare drop here also, some rare mobs in FFXI have like 16+ hours spawn window so their drops are really good and valuable), but obviously the version here is adjusted to be hard for a 5 man group (but doable in 5man, as some of the world rare need a raid group to kill). Fighting one of these rare, very likely to cause you not being able to clear 5 floors within time limit (but doable), so a lot of the time it is a choice on the rare or floor progress.
I have enter floor 60 boss with healing restriction before, which was shitty but did it in the end (barely). But things like this could be really fresh for WoW:
- low man
- something to work towards (floor 100)
- reward 1 (20/40/60/80/100 floor boss drop)
- reward 2 (come across a valuable rare)
- always fresh, every floor and objective always random
- everyone get to do something (like torch objective, healers are not just standing there and heal like usual)
This is easily one of the event I missed from FFXI the most.
^^^THIS, THIS, THIS^^^^
And to the OP, MMO tend to follow are formulated path and eventually it becomes rinse and repeat with new clothing; Now to think about it, some persons Lifestyle in and of itself becomes rinse and repeat after a certain time. You can mix up the order in which you go about things but you still doing the same..
I think the OP is picking on a part of WoW that has existed from the launch of Wow and in most MMO..
Variety in vanilla? Raid or pvp or run UBRS for the millionth time.
Variety in TBC? Raid or pvp and watch every guild you join blow up due to the poaching TBC progression created
Variety in Wrath? Raid or pvp or do a bunch of dailies or run the same raid 4 times a week just because.
All the content we could do prior to Mop we can still do in addition to pet battles, LFR, transmog runs, dailies, achievements and many other things. How is there LESS variety now when there is MORE to do now than ever before? you are absolutely full of shit.
Really, what you named are just things that can be done. VP cap is important yes, but there are other things to do. Especially for people who havent played since the beginning of world of warcraft. And example of this; do an old raid for some xmog gear, i really do like doing this because it gives me an idea of the old lore.
I've had a very long day at work and I am very very sorry but when I saw this topic in 'General Discussions' it said 'Wow lacks excrement' and I thought the OP was advocating us having to lead a raid for 12.6 minutes as we had to 'drop ye olde daily groceries.'
Last edited by florestan; 2013-08-19 at 09:53 PM.
Never going to log into this garbage forum again as long as calling obvious troll obvious troll is the easiest way to get banned.
Trolling should be.