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World of Warcraft - Love and Hate|
I can't really decide wether I hate to love WoW, or if I love to hate it. I think both are a bit close to the truth, but that the real truth is more like this:
I love the world of Warcraft.
I hate MMORPGs.
And since World of Warcraft is a MMORPG using the world of Warcraft. Both applies to it.
A lot can be said about the game, but I've decided to do this the easy way. I*m just gonna make a list of what is good, and what is bad.
I love the cartoon style
Most quest storys are well thought through
Interesting combat system
Great moody music
Quests loses purpose because of the static world
B.net kiddies ('nuff said)
Limited party system. 500000 players... but 5 max in a group?
Heavy XP penalties in group
Because of above Solo can be a better option
Lamers tagging named characters when you've waited for ages
Extremely low quest variation
Extremely limited freedom in character development
Too much running across too much land (I've ran across the barrens more times that I would even like to try to remember)
Blizzard won't let me play on the US servers from start.
One of the game's greatest features is removing the MMO aspect....
As you can see... most of the drawbacks comes from the MMO aspect of the game. I do strongly believe that the game could have been so much better if they had made it a normal RPG, and I can't really understand people that say it's great because it's an MMO. because, sure, it's the best MMORPG I've played so far, and the only one I would ever pay for. But as far as games go, MMORPGs are the silliest thing ever invented. You pay a lot more to get those extra drawbacks. And in the case of WoW, you don't get much for it that couldn't have been done on a normal RPG with 64 player multiplayer.
I know I shouldn't buy the game and support something I hate.... because as long as people are willing to pay way too much for companies to develop sub-par games and keep them going, MMOs will always exist. But I can't stay away from the world of Wacraft. Damn Blizzard for using my own love against me. Too bad they didn't base the MMO on the world of Diablo, since I have never felt anything but distaste for those games.
Posted on November 26, 2004 at 3:21 pm