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    Old 12-23-2010, 03:14 PM
    Zael Zael is offline
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    Isn't this supposed to feel like an adventure? it used to.
    Did it? I remember when I first hit level 60 I did it by grinding mobs for hours on end in Winterspring because there weren't enough quests to get me from 1-60. You might be looking back with rose tinted glasses.

    Now levelling a character I can jump into a mechanical shredder at level 14 and start hovering down enemies, I can join instances at the click of a button and the getting from 1-85 still takes i'd say over 200 hours worth of play which is a longer adventure then even your most complex single player RPG. If there's one thing Blizz have gotten right in this game, it's the levelling.
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    Old 12-23-2010, 04:16 PM
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    What Zaev said ^

    I remember when I was first levelling my warlock in very early TBC. I almost stopped playing purely because of the 40 - 58 grind. There was nothing "epic" feeling about killing endless mobs in Eastern plaguelands, which was one of the worst zones blizzard have ever made ever. Questing now has become a series of stories, and pretty good ones too.

    I wonder whether WoW is your game Narkrud if you truly mean what you say. If you want proper adventures, play Mass Effect or Dragon Age. In terms of exploration WoW is still the biggest and most expansive game out there, by a long shot. I think you may be remembering the older game with rose tinted spectacles, as alot of the old school levelling was really, really poor.
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    Old 12-23-2010, 07:22 PM
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    I remember when I was first leveling my warlock in very early TBC. I almost stopped playing purely because of the 40 - 58 grind. There was nothing "epic" feeling about killing endless mobs in Eastern plaguelands, which was one of the worst zones blizzard have ever made ever. Questing now has become a series of stories, and pretty good ones too.
    That certainly brings back memories, and not particularly good ones at that.

    I must have killed literally thousands of undead in eastern and western Plaguelands in the grind from 55 to 60. There was nowhere else to go, that was the end game then.

    And I remember the shock when I leveled my first character to 40 only to find that I would have to quest at least another 3 levels and sell everything I had in order to afford my first ground mount.

    There was fun, and a huge sense of achievement when you finally got somewhere in the game. But I wouldn't want to go back to how the game was then. And anyway times have moved on. We all expect our games to be much more polished and professional than they were six years ago.
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    That certainly brings back memories, and not particularly good ones at that.

    I must have killed literally thousands of undead in eastern and western Plaguelands in the grind from 55 to 60. There was nowhere else to go, that was the end game then.

    And I remember the shock when I leveled my first character to 40 only to find that I would have to quest at least another 3 levels and sell everything I had in order to afford my first ground mount.

    There was fun, and a huge sense of achievement when you finally got somewhere in the game. But I wouldn't want to go back to how the game was then. And anyway times have moved on. We all expect our games to be much more polished and professional than they were six years ago.

    tbh (although I swear I'm not coming back) as much as some of it was grind, I found the reward in Vanilla of getting high end stuff nigh unbeatable, the amount of effort I had to put in to get my "Robes of the Archmage" oh man those where the days. But one of the highlights still had to be the first delve into 25 man raiding with the open world raid in EPL. As much as that place was a grind it truly did have some epic times.
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