Thursday, June 05, 2008

Like a record

All the tiny flaws start to really show after 4 years. WoW's general idea of creating a general game for the general masses.....well...after we've stuck by this game for this long, it's frankly too general.

What do I mean by this? Well, it doesn't leave much in terms of devotion to your character or the game mechanics. Frankly, they're down right boring. For those of us gamers who got the game after the first year, it seems like we're relegated to just going through the motions of the same stuff with new skin...year after year.

Don't get me wrong. The game is beautiful and the simplicity is part of it's beauty. That's why it appeals to the masses. But how much longer are we all going to flip the record over and play the same damn song again?

I don't play the game because I think it's intriguing from a mechanical stand point. I play the game because it's the best damn social networking site out there...period.

I keep wondering if maybe WoW had limited everyone to one character but multiple classes...I'd be less boggled by the limitations of the game. After all, there's only so much rep grinding a human should ever have to stand. :)

And as WOTLK approaches, my mind goes into over drive as to what I'll be doing. Of course I know it's going to be amazing. But then I think....

Okay. another level grind for a minimum of 3 of my characters. Another round of drama as to who groups up with who and who gets in what raids and who doesn't. And yet another expansion where there are less and less healers in the game. And another round of re-gearing, leveling up professions, and rep grinding. More of the same but with a new dress on.

I mean as long as I get to play with my friends, I'll probably keep pushing it. And of course I want to see the new content. Just from getting to test at Blizzcon, the new area is very cool. I just don't think beyond the terrain, we're gonna see anything new to our game play. I hope they prove me wrong.


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