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*SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« on: May 05, 2006, 04:58:01 am »
Ok, I've officially ended to World of Warcraft madness I've had for the past 8 months. It's an awesome game.. but I just keep playing and playing, and quit frankly, After you've seen the end-game stuff.. it's just pretty much just grinding the useless rep, or farming for that tiny extra percent of magic resistance you might use...

To sum it up, WoW got boring.

I've also found that the guilds of WoW are very interesting too. The way that there are officers and guild officer channels make things sometimes quite.... "unpleasant". This is what we call power struggels and sometimes even guild drama. It might result in you getting the boot from the guild, just because you've talked too much in guild chat, or said something that someone didn't really like over the guild's privately owned ventrilo server. People get very sensitive when the game and the people is all that they have.

So WoW also got stressful...

It's been an interesting experience, and I'll probably be playing again when Buring Crusade comes out. However, the orginal rush, that feeling that I've gotta play it everyday, has fade away from me. I'm beggining to play Kingdom of Hearts II, G.R.A.W., playing games that I've missing since playing WoW like Call of Duty 2 and Age of Empires III.
Suprisingly, I've found room to play Oblivion while I was playing WoW... (and also listening to Gaming Steve's podcast duh! :D ) didn't know how that worked out, but it did.

Anywho, this is just my experience, from the World of Warcraft madness. I still have quite a number of RL friends that still play WoW, but I don't know how long that will last. If anyone else has something similar, or some questions they have for me, I'll be happy to answer them. And since I quit WoW, I'm probably going to be more active on the forums.

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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006, 08:43:29 am »
I agree with you. I just didnt like WoW after a while it got boring after I was fighting a Basilisk in Taranis and then 5 levels later im in the searing gorge and theres the same creature only painted red >_<

But then theres the stuff you mentioned and then theres just the same boring quests over and over again. My friends quit a while back and now there playing Dark Age Of Camelot, so i guess I should give that game a try...and the best revenge yet I will sell WoW and use the money I got to buy DAOC BWHAHAH
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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006, 12:34:28 pm »
Dark Age was quite good and I've heard they've improved it immensely since I left, but the one thing that makes it stand out is its stellar RvR. That's the best end-game content of any online game I've played thus far, so if WoW begins to disappiont I might be heading that direction and work on creating my Shadowzerker again.

But god, that takes such a long time. :(

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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2006, 01:12:11 pm »
Iam am a semi-addict but I keep my diet of games balanced, some Oblivion, some CSS, some CoD2. I don't have a character to level 60 yet, so its still fun for me.  ;)
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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2006, 01:25:33 pm »
I only got my main character to 37 before I got bored.

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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2006, 02:39:48 pm »
Lets just say that I got 2 lvl 60's various classes above lvl 30 and I've ran most of the endgame instances.   :P
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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2006, 09:40:44 am »
I played WoW for a year straight. I got sick of it for the exact same reasons you mentioned. I'm not going to be buying the Burning Crusade though, I just don't care anymore. The end-game guild politics really affected me. I play games to have fun, not be reprimanded for accidentally casting fear 3 seconds too late. People get way too edgy and elitist once they cross that 60 threshhold. Thanks, but no thanks. To each thier own, I'm really enjoying my single player games on my 360 after a year straight of wow.

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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2006, 11:58:16 am »
I tried quitting wow, but came back after a month.  I just couldn't 'say no' lol.  Guild drama was on the rise right before I quit, and low and behold, after I decided to return I found out my guild broke up.  Not that I really cared, I was sick of the 40-man raids and just wanted to have some fun pvp'ing.  I've read a bit on DAoC, and I think I'd probably enjoy that a bit more, but I think I'll stick to wow until Warhammer on-line comes out.

That said, I had a lot of fun end-game in wow until things started to turn sour.  Personally, I think Blizzard should up the drop rates in MC by 2 more epics per boss.  I think the extra loot would help reduce loot-drama, and require less runs of MC before the whole guild was decked out, giving more time to explore the other end-game instances.  With the new upcomming 40-man in the plaguelands, that will give 4 '40-man' instances to explore, and that's just too much to do in 1 week.  MC and BWL take up enough time as it is.

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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2006, 03:39:15 am »
I only got my main character to 37 before I got bored.

I was bored at lvl 21

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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2006, 05:49:25 am »
Guild drama was on the rise right before I quit, and low and behold, after I decided to return I found out my guild broke up.

I'm still a relative noob to WoW, but I've heard enough about guilds that I don't want any part of them. Not a single one of my characters is in one. My best friend that plays is in a guild -- and yes, he likes having the comrades and all that, but he spends all his time now making armor for everyone. And then there's the politics like everyone has mentioned. So yeah, think I'll stick freelance for quite some time. At least until I can make my own guild with people that I know aren't going to be dicks.

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I've read a bit on DAoC, and I think I'd probably enjoy that a bit more, but I think I'll stick to wow until Warhammer on-line comes out.
Still up in the air about Warhammer, but I will say that if you want PvP, DAoC is the place to go. Period. Hopefully Mythic only improves on its prior performance in that regard. The only difficulty I had with DAoC, and what I'm afraid of with Warhammer, is how long it takes to level. It is excruciatingly long. But once you get up there and you're RvR'ing all the time, it's worth it.

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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2006, 10:56:11 am »
I don't pay to play those games monthly, it's a rip off.

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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2006, 11:32:14 am »
I've never played WoW but I congratulate the OP for his resolve and sense!  ;D

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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2006, 12:00:47 pm »
I don't pay to play those games monthly, it's a rip off.
For the price of Metal Gear Solid, I could play WoW for four months. So would I rather pay $60 for a six-hour game or the same amount for a game that would allow me four months' of gameplay with far more options? I'd have to go with the latter.

I understand paying for online gaming is still strange to some people, but the amount that you get for the dollars you spend is oftentimes well worth it if you think about how much you pay for far less.

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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2006, 02:48:51 pm »
i too quit wow a few weeks ago.

i do like the MMO world, these games are like glorified chat rooms. i was lucky i got in a guild that is relativley drama free. actually, i think it pretty much was drama free... they were the main reason i kept playing as long as i did.

i too had two characters at 60. polar opposites in class, a rogue and a druid. i had seen every dungeon avaliable. i had many alts who were well in their twenties and thirties... it just wasn't helping. i can't give that much time to acquire a bit more reputation, or farm for that specific recipe.

to make it all worse, i really liked the warcraft universe and series. i can't say i'm a loremaster, but i do know quite a bit about the game's lore. and every patch seems to threaten it. it doesn't help that they somehow managed to acquire a completely different design team in the process. does anyone in wow look like characters from war3 or earlier? no. because someone green-lighted a bunch of ludicrous looking gear sets.

so yeah, i gave up on wow due to bordeom, and aggrivation with the design of the game. oddly, i didn't quit due to any technical aspects, lag or queues, but due to just not caring any more.

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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2006, 06:57:41 am »
to make it all worse, i really liked the warcraft universe and series. i can't say i'm a loremaster, but i do know quite a bit about the game's lore. and every patch seems to threaten it. it doesn't help that they somehow managed to acquire a completely different design team in the process. does anyone in wow look like characters from war3 or earlier? no. because someone green-lighted a bunch of ludicrous looking gear sets.

Imagine the disappointment when Lord of the Rings Online is around, how many Tolkien fans are going to be totally beside themselves over some of the (necessary) changes that were made for the sake of game balance. It's going to be Mordor.

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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2006, 03:27:21 pm »
come over to DAoC my son!

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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2006, 04:22:24 am »
Ok, I've officially ended to World of Warcraft madness I've had for the past 8 months. It's an awesome game.. but I just keep playing and playing, and quit frankly, After you've seen the end-game stuff.. it's just pretty much just grinding the useless rep, or farming for that tiny extra percent of magic resistance you might use...

To sum it up, WoW got boring.

I've also found that the guilds of WoW are very interesting too. The way that there are officers and guild officer channels make things sometimes quite.... "unpleasant". This is what we call power struggels and sometimes even guild drama. It might result in you getting the boot from the guild, just because you've talked too much in guild chat, or said something that someone didn't really like over the guild's privately owned ventrilo server. People get very sensitive when the game and the people is all that they have.

So WoW also got stressful...

It's been an interesting experience, and I'll probably be playing again when Buring Crusade comes out. However, the orginal rush, that feeling that I've gotta play it everyday, has fade away from me. I'm beggining to play Kingdom of Hearts II, G.R.A.W., playing games that I've missing since playing WoW like Call of Duty 2 and Age of Empires III.
Suprisingly, I've found room to play Oblivion while I was playing WoW... (and also listening to Gaming Steve's podcast duh! :D ) didn't know how that worked out, but it did.

Anywho, this is just my experience, from the World of Warcraft madness. I still have quite a number of RL friends that still play WoW, but I don't know how long that will last. If anyone else has something similar, or some questions they have for me, I'll be happy to answer them. And since I quit WoW, I'm probably going to be more active on the forums.

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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2006, 01:52:13 pm »
All those online games like that are completely retarded.  Its repeitive and bland.  And you pay for it.

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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2006, 06:15:53 am »
All those online games like that are completely retarded.  Its repeitive and bland.  And you pay for it.

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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2006, 07:40:10 am »
I agree with you. I just didnt like WoW after a while it got boring after I was fighting a Basilisk in Taranis and then 5 levels later im in the searing gorge and theres the same creature only painted red >_<


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As much as I like the concept, as long as we have games with persistant online worlds and no "ending" this is all any MMRPG will ever be.  Wrap it up in whatever flashy coating that happens to be the latest craze, there is nothing new under the sun.


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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2006, 09:03:20 am »
I agree with you. I just didnt like WoW after a while it got boring after I was fighting a Basilisk in Taranis and then 5 levels later im in the searing gorge and theres the same creature only painted red >_<


Welcome to every single MMRPG ever made and any MMRPG to come.

As much as I like the concept, as long as we have games with persistant online worlds and no "ending" this is all any MMRPG will ever be.  Wrap it up in whatever flashy coating that happens to be the latest craze, there is nothing new under the sun.



May I ask a quick question? How many different types of enemies are usually in a videogame that isn't online? Say Devil May Cry: Lots of 'em, right? Halo? No, no; there are only so many types. Hmm....perhaps Oblivion, but let's be honest, that's just an offline MMOG. Or very near one anyway.

So I suppose a game reusing some designs isn't so bad when you think about how few games actually diversify to the extent that it does. And I can think of very, very few games that have the artistic merit and diversity that WoW does. Whether you like it or not, that's a personal choice, but I personally feel that there is easily more visual diversity in WoW than in any other game of the genre or any genre.

Except for Spore. But that's unfair. Spore owns all.

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Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2006, 09:22:52 am »
IM currently at 1 level 60, a 49, a 38, and allot more alts. I think that its the best game ever right now and im not bored with it at all. I think that i will play all threw summer and by then, i might be a little bored, but then ill just get the Burning Crusade. lol. If you guys are still debating to get the game, please do so its the best game i have ever played. Also, it might be a little boring leveling all the way to 60, but now if u get a little bored, then just pvp for 1 or 2 days, then start to level a bit more, you feel allot better. If your bored of pvp, then idk, play a differnt game for a little, or make an alt. before i made my 60, i made an alt and got him to 38 because i was tired of leveling my rogue, but i finally did it, and wen you hit 60 its amazing because u can do the entire game.
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2006, 10:46:50 am »
IM currently at 1 level 60, a 49, a 38, and allot more alts. I think that its the best game ever right now and im not bored with it at all. I think that i will play all threw summer and by then, i might be a little bored, but then ill just get the Burning Crusade. lol. If you guys are still debating to get the game, please do so its the best game i have ever played. Also, it might be a little boring leveling all the way to 60, but now if u get a little bored, then just pvp for 1 or 2 days, then start to level a bit more, you feel allot better. If your bored of pvp, then idk, play a differnt game for a little, or make an alt. before i made my 60, i made an alt and got him to 38 because i was tired of leveling my rogue, but i finally did it, and wen you hit 60 its amazing because u can do the entire game.

I seem to be exploring a lot with each class. I have something like three hunters and three rogues right now, as those are my two favorite classes at present. I'm training each of them towards a different build from one another and seeing what works in a way that fits my playstyle the most. [And no, as usual, I don't use builds that were designed by someone else; I only use my own. I'm a stickler for coming up with things myself.] Overall, it's fun. Likely the best MMOG out currently, though it still fails to topple DAoC when it comes to RvR. But I like that there's very little downtime, that trade skills are actually useful, and that leveling doesn't take quie as long as in other games.

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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2006, 11:40:07 am »
I agree with you. I just didnt like WoW after a while it got boring after I was fighting a Basilisk in Taranis and then 5 levels later im in the searing gorge and theres the same creature only painted red >_<


Welcome to every single MMRPG ever made and any MMRPG to come.

As much as I like the concept, as long as we have games with persistant online worlds and no "ending" this is all any MMRPG will ever be.  Wrap it up in whatever flashy coating that happens to be the latest craze, there is nothing new under the sun.



May I ask a quick question? How many different types of enemies are usually in a videogame that isn't online? Say Devil May Cry: Lots of 'em, right? Halo? No, no; there are only so many types. Hmm....perhaps Oblivion, but let's be honest, that's just an offline MMOG. Or very near one anyway.

So I suppose a game reusing some designs isn't so bad when you think about how few games actually diversify to the extent that it does. And I can think of very, very few games that have the artistic merit and diversity that WoW does. Whether you like it or not, that's a personal choice, but I personally feel that there is easily more visual diversity in WoW than in any other game of the genre or any genre.

Except for Spore. But that's unfair. Spore owns all.

Good point, and you are correct.  I can't think of a single game that doesnt  recycle designs.  It just seems that much more pronounced with an MMRPG because there is never a defined "ending".  Perhaps it's just not as prominent in say, an offline single player game where you defeat the dragon, rescue the princess, or whatever.   ;D


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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2006, 11:57:58 am »
I can't think of a single game that doesnt  recycle designs.  It just seems that much more pronounced with an MMRPG because there is never a defined "ending".

But see, that's never bothered me. I don't care if they recycle designs. In fact, it's understandable; they can only produce so many designs to fill in an entire world. So I know they tried their best to diversify it. Whereas games like Halo, IMO, are just lazy. How many colors of Covenant Grunts were there? ;)

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Perhaps it's just not as prominent in say, an offline single player game where you defeat the dragon, rescue the princess, or whatever.   ;D

Also depends upon how much time you spend in the game and how often you go to certain areas and so forth. There are a lot of factors in MMOs determining how likely you are to come across repeat designs. I would still argue that you get far more for your money from a MMO than you do from practically any other game out there. Even if there are slight annoyances and you have to pay a fee, it's well worth the money when you can invest hundreds of hours of quality gaming out of it.