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v3rninater
03-11-09, 01:09 AM
I have a 70 hunter (main) and 54 priest that I still have but haven't played in a long while. Is it worth it to come back to this junk again? I mean is it more casual friendly? Explain plz and I know WoW lingo or whatever so just lemme know.

Thanks!:)

jeffmd
03-11-09, 02:35 AM
When did you leave? Wow has been casual friendly for quite awhile now.

glObalist
03-11-09, 05:03 AM
I have a 70 rogue and 64 Priest.

Tried WotLK, quested for 2 hours, then proceeded to unsinstall. Same sh!t, different continent.

thor1182
03-11-09, 10:58 AM
I like wow and all, but to people that are currently clean, I would say STAY CLEAN!

The game has a lot going for it, but there is a lot more of the same.

I mean the quests they have there are better done, the instances are fairly well done. The starter raids they have are fairly accessible, more so than kara was in tbc.

./shrugs

zoomy942
03-11-09, 01:56 PM
go for guild wars:) best mmorpg evar

arioch21
03-11-09, 02:58 PM
only if u want to do more of the same :)

Tr1cK
03-11-09, 05:37 PM
If you want to be a total shut in, go for it.
It is truly more of the same, but easier.
Time = success in it anymore. It really takes little to no skill.

v3rninater
03-11-09, 07:33 PM
Yea I understand, I just want to be able to not have to play the darn game all the time. I remember being on a call list for THIS STUPID GAME!!! Being on call for something that you're paying for is completely and utterly wrong. I will NOT do that again, plus the GM was a complete douchebag and I mean it was bad.

So anyhow, I just want to get some real decent gear and be able to customize it as much as I would like. It doesn't have to be the top of the line but at least good enough where I can own the crap out of PVP if I want.

Tr1cK
03-11-09, 07:38 PM
If you want PvP mainly, give Warhammer a shot.

I'm playing it very casually on an Open RvR server. There is world PvP (they call it RvR) everywhere.

jeffmd
03-11-09, 11:29 PM
V3rn, well I am surprised you didnt find much new in 2 hours.. but then solo questing IS solo questing. It can be a bit of a drag but it was quite fun the first time through imo. Wotlk easily makes questing your main form of gaining xp (ie.. finishing a quest takes little time), but still managed to take about the same amount of time as BC did. I know alot of things during leveling were enjoyable thanks to being able to use all the new skills and talents given in the 3.0 makeover (not to be mistaken with the LACK of skills given out from level 71-79), and 3.1 is introducing even more goodies.

If you have the skill, you should obviously have an advantage in pvp if you lack gear... but it would be stupid to think skill can completely absolve your from gearing up and you can bet your ass there are people out there who are both skilled and incredibly geared. Also alot of classes power in pvp have been increased, so you can't just ignore any one class now.

Warhammer prolly does do pvp better, but wow does have alot more people.

Guild wars, if you truly are an rpg fan you should own this. Theres no monthly fee and its a damn good rpg game. You may even dig its awesomly balanced PvP. But if gearing up is your thing then pass. Theres not a whole lot of room for customization aside from coloring yourself, and equipment stats are pretty level accross the bored. There is no buying uber armors to makeup for skill in this game, pvp is ALL skill. It still has many players and guilds thanks to the little bonus of never losing subscribers, but its popularity is on the downswing.

v3rninater
03-12-09, 01:04 AM
Well the reason I was thinking of getting back to this game is because I'm just getting a little bored waiting for Diablo 3 and some other games to come out. I think I should probably just wait, but I was really skilled in wow pre-TBC and TBC I was okay, but with a do nothing guild.

I just remember the good times, and boy it was fun, I wasn't geared 100% @ 60 where I would of liked. But I definitly had great gear at that time, and boy, could I take on 3+ horde np. And I was mainly focused on raiding, so I dunno, just would like to comeback and find WoW better then I left it.

I hear that gearing up is easier now, 10 mans and 25 mans are the norm? So I hope that I could get into the swing of things pretty easy. I've lead pretty decent sized groups into instances before, nothing like the 40 man raids of before. Anyhow, I knew my stuff, hopefully I would of had more people that knew the status of WoW and give a more positive view. But I guess it's the same ol' junk from before, I spose, unless others have a different opinion.

I'm not going to do Warhammer or Guildwars, not my thing, I've played GW but still.

jeffmd
03-12-09, 01:35 AM
hate to break it to you vern, but that wasnt skill at lvl 60. WoW is a fairly bad example of how to balance an rpg game for PvP. Its better today, and dual spec in 3.1 will allow people who want to pvp to finally run around with the talents they want and not effect their PvE game. But in classic azeroth, classes were clearly cookie cutter like, with some classes, hunter being one of them, being fairly over powered. Those were the days eh? When hunters could aim shot you for almost half your health while stealthed, and rogues could kill you while you crouched over stun locked.

It appears the more blizzard balanced classes, the less you could take advantage of the imbalances. If this is the case, I would stay far away, for 3.1 brings pvp talents to trees once saught to be PvE only like warrior/prot and priest/holy. Arena should be very very interesting this season.

Rakeesh
03-12-09, 02:13 AM
It appears the more blizzard balanced classes, the less you could take advantage of the imbalances. If this is the case, I would stay far away, for 3.1 brings pvp talents to trees once saught to be PvE only like warrior/prot and priest/holy. Arena should be very very interesting this season.

This season is more about what bracket you play in. In 2v2 I play feral druid with my partner who is a resto shaman, and where we're at (around 2100 rating,) 90% of the matches we have are against holy paladin / death knight (varying specs) or holy paladin / survival hunter. They can drag on for-f*cking-ever unless you are a double dps comp because paladins have 301 ways to avoid a cc lock and they'll never run out of mana. Seriously half of the matches we have are like 35 minutes long and not much happens in them.

3v3 is interesting because the advantages that paladins have don't mean so much if you do a high burst setup with decent CC, which isn't hard to get. I play feral druid / holy paladin / survival hunter, I've also done feral druid / resto shaman / unholy dk, and feral druid / mutilate rogue / resto shaman. Here its way more about proper CC timing because your healer can't just faceroll you to the top. I'd like to do 3s more but so far every team I've formed hits like 2100 and then one of us leaves for whatever reason so I have to find somebody else.

jeffmd
03-12-09, 11:27 AM
that sucks alpha.. hope you get a stable team of friends. ^^

v3rninater
03-12-09, 12:12 PM
Also, Jeff, I'm not just into PVP, it's fun sometimes, but I like raiding a bit more. I just hate having to wait or spend numerous hours in an instance. It's soo time wasting, so if I can get with a decent crew that do the 10 mans, or whatever, I was thinking that would be the ultimate.

I dunno though we'll have to see.

Yaboze
03-12-09, 10:54 PM
I played WoW since launch. WotLK is the same as 1-70. There are some new twists on the quests, mainly, a lot of phase shifting, where you complete long quest chains and buildings and things change, stuff like that. There's bombing runs like in Outland and the use of vehicles and specialized mounts. They did a lot of that.

However, most of it is kill 10 of these, bring me back 6 of those, use this item on 10 of these, etc. It's really the same old thing.

Then at 80 you can grind some of the reps for vendor items, just like in Burning Crusade with Aldor, Scryer, Lower City, all that stuff. The dungeon runs are a bit easier than the level 60 or 70 game.

As such I have finally quit WoW, I got bored, hit 80 back in December, about a month, many hit it much earlier in my guild. The new areas are very well done and nice, more akin to old world Azeroth and not wierd and spacey like Outland.

It was just time for me to move on, I never played a game as long as I did WoW, over 4 years.

Son Goku
03-24-09, 08:15 AM
If you have the skill, you should obviously have an advantage in pvp if you lack gear... but it would be stupid to think skill can completely absolve your from gearing up and you can bet your ass there are people out there who are both skilled and incredibly geared. Also alot of classes power in pvp have been increased, so you can't just ignore any one class now.

Under the new setup; getting some gear isn't quite what it was. For starts, one raid is directly tied to a PvP event. Namely VoA; after one side or the other wins Wintergrasp. For those who don't have the game, there's this big PvP event (Wintergrasp is a PvP zone), which is held every so many hours. The horde/ali fight it out; the winter gets a buff, but also a portal from dalaran (for a limited time before the next WG), and until it's up; the portals inside Wintergrasp citadel or whatever they call it are open.

This is a 1 boss only raid; which involves a few trash, then a boss. The trash pulls before it are very few, the whole raid takes little time. The boss also drops some tier 7 (10 or 25 man), not tokens, but the actual armors, and some other stuff. My hunter (currently an alt) got the t7.5 chest from h VOA tonight; about 15 min raid... It is possible to get some gear in this way; which tied to the Wintergrasp event also makes it easily accessible to PvPers as well.

Naturally however, for PvP people do at times want slightly different stats, ala resillience and more stam (though my shamy which was largely BT geared with a bit of tier 6 was a monster in BGs, even in his t6 lvl PvE gear). It isn't the 6 hour raid for this instance, or obsidian (though there's more trash in obsidian, along with several dragons which a group might chose to kill or leave up for the achievement). It's still fairly shortish....

The t7 chest (not the 25 man one though) and gloves can also be bought with heroic badges, along with stuff for a few other slots.... This said, most heroics (outside violet hold), will be longer then running VOA if he's short on time....)

v3rninater
03-24-09, 08:58 AM
Huh...thanks for the input.

What about some good weaps? Like ranged for my hunter, are they hard to come by?

Ninjaman09
03-31-09, 10:13 AM
I played WoW since launch. WotLK is the same as 1-70. There are some new twists on the quests, mainly, a lot of phase shifting, where you complete long quest chains and buildings and things change, stuff like that. There's bombing runs like in Outland and the use of vehicles and specialized mounts. They did a lot of that.

However, most of it is kill 10 of these, bring me back 6 of those, use this item on 10 of these, etc. It's really the same old thing.

Then at 80 you can grind some of the reps for vendor items, just like in Burning Crusade with Aldor, Scryer, Lower City, all that stuff. The dungeon runs are a bit easier than the level 60 or 70 game.

As such I have finally quit WoW, I got bored, hit 80 back in December, about a month, many hit it much earlier in my guild. The new areas are very well done and nice, more akin to old world Azeroth and not wierd and spacey like Outland.

It was just time for me to move on, I never played a game as long as I did WoW, over 4 years.

QFT. I managed to finally stop for good only a few days ago, though I'd been playing very infrequently recently. Can't believe I put as much time into WoW as I did (at least 200 /played days across all my characters).

What about some good weaps? Like ranged for my hunter, are they hard to come by?
Gear is incredibly easy to obtain, I'd expect to see yourself in full epics for the most part a few weeks after you hit 80, just run Naxx and heroics with your guild or friends. Hell every raid is PUG'able now so you can do that too if you want. There are many BOE items as well.

v3rninater
04-04-09, 11:13 AM
Yea see, I had 100 days played around 1.5 years after it came out. I was in open beta for awhile then got the game immediately. But that was my issue, it took up MOST of my free time. I don't like games that do that, but I don't have a good game that I can play with friends or whoever and have the lasting-ness that WOW has.

I'm waiting for Diablo 3, but I wish there was a game like that now to have hoards of fun with a friend of mine.