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World of Warcraft Patched

Version 5.0.4 is now live in World of Warcraft, adding account-wide achievements, a new world event, AOE looting, BattleTag support, and more to Blizzard's MMORPG. These patch notes have all the details, and there is also this handy version 5.0.4 Survival Guide that tells you more of what you need to know about all this.

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10. Re: World of Warcraft Patched Aug 29, 2012, 07:42 Dades
nin wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 21:54:
It really REALLY depends on who you talk to. Some wax nostalgic about how vanilla was so much better, how change is bad, et cetera...

Very true words. I came back after a year and a half, and I'm looking forward to the changes and the expansion, as it seems to be more of a shift back to the casual side. And seeing as how I'm not going back to raiding 9+ hours a week, I welcome that. But there's a lot of vocal folks that lament any changes that make the game easier in any way.

There is easy and then there is simplified and boring. Vanilla and the early expansions were very rough and unfinished but they had enough there to dig your teeth into. Long raids sucked, very few people will defend spending 5 hours a night repeating the same thing. I'm talking about the talent system and having some character customization. WOW has become a boring, diluted mess, making your character your own was a big thing and you can only really do that with gear now. I want to do more than play dress up and collect pets, maybe other people don't but that still sucks.
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