Yes, I am playing on dial-up, but that has nothing to do with the actual limited gameplay of WoW.
Basically, it is all combat at this point. For being pure combat, my warrior sure sucks at being, well, a warrior. At this point in the game, 95% of my quests are "Elite" which mandates having a group. Of course, finding any group can be difficult, much less one consisting of enjoyable players. I particularly enjoy the "It's too hard to do now, so wait......but now that you have waited and can do it, it is a waste of time given the little (or no) experience and outdated drops you will receive" aspect. I won't even start on the inequality of freqeuncy of drops, the few drops of actual use for a higher level warrior, or the joys of ninja looters. What that leaves me doing is either constantly hunting around for a random group or, having no "normal" missions to solo, mindlessly attacking mobs for meager amounts of XP. The experience system is a bit whacked out, too; once a player gets more than two or three levels away from another player, there is significantly less reason to group.
I am level forty-six and maxed out my two skills some time back; I have nothing else to "do." Even if I was a crafter, the skills are so limited and generic that everybody is doing the same thing. Heaven forbid there be many more unique skills, a limited point system to encourage specific diversity, the ability to control the quality or range of items, etc.
Since there is no player development, there is nothing else for you to work on. Given how the lands and game are currently designed, there does not seem to be any areas to really expand the game. Perhaps the eventual expansion packs and "discovery" of new lands could open the game, but Blizzard has to wait at least six months from release before charging its customers even more. As I have indicated earlier, Blizzard is being a real jerk about cost and accomodating its users so I am even less thrilled about the prospect of handing out even more money to such a greedy company. All this combined, again, just pushes you back to the combat aspect of the game.
I fully expect to hit level sixty and immediately, drastically pull back my playing. Barring drastically new gameplay content, of which Blizzard just seems to be focusing on even more combat, I would expect to cancel my account within two months of level sixty.
In all honesty, this is Diablo
It is fun to play at first, but any actual story or gameplay quickly dies off and you fairly quickly get down to grinding for XP or drops. Now, many, many people do enjoy such simple gameplay for extended periods of time, but it is beginning to bore me. At least level forty had a mount and level sixty can be viewed as an additional "goal," being the cap and second mount, but there is no end game in WoW and I am only grinding away to hit that level sixty "goal."
As for the previous post, IF is a total joke. I am playing on a Pacific-labeled server (Kilrogg) and Blizzard's poor planning is making IF a drag, especially at any type of peak period. It has a wide range of vendors, it is a hub to a number of areas, it is the only real bridge between the Menethil port area (FFS, why did they cut off Theramore so much in retail versus Stress Test One???) and Stormwind area, it has a nearby instance, and, stupidly
, is the location of the alliance auction house. Being the auction house alone makes IF lag like no other area.
Speaking of auction houses, what a poorly implemented system Blizzard has. Heaven forbid the main race cities all have one, there be a way of linking them to the dead
nuetral auction house in Gadgetzan, that any attempt be made to have an automatic, ranged acution total, that time was properly added to bids placed in the last few minutes of auction, etc.
It ended up taking me roughly fourteen hours to download a 39MB patch. Even on dial-up, that is ridiculous. If you can sit there and putz around enough to get a good seed, you can do ok. Otherwise, it is a painfually slow process. For costing $15 a month, Blizzard being unwilling to pay for patch bandwidth is completely ridiculous. Even looking at bug patching, I can think of a good fifteen or so items that I reported, were confirmed to me as being known and on the bug list, and which made no appearance in this patch.
/YayHumans should be slaves and gnomes are just dwarves that shave.
Just irritated with the downloader and sticking with the Diablo
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