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World of Warcraft: Open Beta

Off to the prenatal clinic for the morning!

now feeling:: tired tired

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pwwka From: pwwka Date: November 9th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Got WoW... time to go hack at things with my Burrito of Doom!
numair From: numair Date: November 19th, 2004 02:30 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
I know this doesn't necessarily belong on this post..but I'm inquiring..

You played/are playing WoW Beta..and I think you played DAoC...upon having to decide upon a MMORPG (and tryyyyyyyyyying to avoid EQ/EQ2 ... because they don't get "Evercrack" nickname for nothing.) I'd like your opinions? Short and sweet works, or long and delicious..whatever you personally have time for.

Thanks very much ^_^
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: November 19th, 2004 02:33 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Haven't played DAoC. I know one person in the guild who likes it, mostly I hear it pretty much sucks.

This is World of Warcrack, so hang on to your hat. IMHO and most of my guild WoW blows every other MMO on the market out of the water :)
numair From: numair Date: November 19th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Do you mind if I inquire as to what has made WoW so great to you? I know casual gamers swear by it, but then again they all compare WoW to EQ2..I've seen EQ2 played, but have yet to see WoW played. Any information is helpful ^_^

WoW looks...child-like? I don't know .I heard it was supremely easy...any info, again (:
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: November 19th, 2004 03:58 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I'm an MMO virgin, and someone who has in general a very steep learning curve for game interfaces. It's easy to play, easy to get the hang of. The interface doesn't detract from the gameplay itself.
Quest-based system means there's always something to do, but you kind of wind up having to play with people close to you in level (more so at lower levels). It's also a pretty decently quick leveling system - you can hit cap in a few months, and then there's endgame and raid content.
Graphics are beautiful, I know they look cartoony but they're so pretty...
numair From: numair Date: November 19th, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Preeeeeetty ^_^

That's good. Good class diversity and skill diversity? Items? Quest items? Tons of questing?

Hitting level cap in a few months is nothing terribly new..what about non-leveling things to do?


I'm looking more toward the longevity of the game, I guess.

Thank you again ^_^
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: November 19th, 2004 04:15 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Classes fit into the usual molds - although as a shadow-specced priest I can do a fair amount of damage and heal with reasonable facility. There's a lot of diversity as far as classes and class skils go (IMHO). Talent trees starting at level 10 allow for even more diversifying based on what you like to do. Spells...meh, there's a lot of new ranks in old spells, although they just put in race-specific priest spells and the talent trees give you new skills/spells.
I've heard that people run out of quests to do. I never have. You can do various and sundry quests in your own and other areas, there are a lot of well-disguised grinding quests (bring me 30 tusks!), and if you get tired of one zone you can usually find another. I haven't even seen all the zones yet.

If you're a PvP fan then there's a lot of PvP endgame content. Hero classes (post-cap) will be in sometime after retail. There are some raid instances for large-group fun. Onyxia is low-level raid content and thus far nobody's gotten her below 60% HP's with the 40-man raid groups allowed.

Tradeskilling (2 professions + all three secondary professions per character) has ranks up to 300 skill in each (0-75 at first, 75-150 at 10th level, 151-225 at 20th and 226-300 at 35th). Everyone can do fishing, first aid, and cooking - fishing's good for boosting cooking and some of the high-end cooking recipes are just cool with buffs and all - otherwise, you can take gathering skills to make some money (skinning, mining, herbalism), enchanting lets you destroy high-level items to enchant gear, and there's blacksmithing, tailoring, engineering, and leatherworking, each with their own high-end specialties and cool stuff. That's time and money intensive for raw materials (Large Radiant Shards go for 7-8g each; Wildvine is impossibly rare, etc) but you really can make worthwhile items. Especially bags. Bags are good.

With 8 races, each with 4-5 class options from the list (paladin, shaman, warlock, druid, warrior, rogue, priest, mage), there's lots to pick from :) Alliance levelling is easier than Horde, Horde's storyline was cooler to me. If you like PvP there's always the PvP servers too.
Also, take a peek at the HP boards (www.honorableplayers.com), there's lots of chat there.

How's that? :)
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: November 19th, 2004 04:39 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
In consultation, I'm to add the following:
Thottbot's last listing showed 2600+ quests in the game, not counting raid quests or anything new with the most recent quest.

Also: www.lordaeron.com has some good articles by HP people about WoW :)
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