You’ve got the fever, she’s got the fever, everyone’s got the fever for WoW Classic these days! The launch announcement and beta testing has the MMO community returning to a more vanilla experience and finding much to love there.
Belghast found himself surprised to be installing the MMO and actually enjoying it. Blessing of Kings said that comparisons with the modern client are unavoidable: “It’s a unique opportunity to compare and contrast the two versions, rather than relying on nostalgia and unreliable memories.” And Wilhelm noted that seeing the pre-Cataclysm world may be one of the title’s strongest draws.
Of course, it should be admitted here that not everyone is feeling the hype. Stargrace said that the “grass is always greener” when you think about going back to older games like these. “As soon as I go back I remember why I’m glad that games are fluid and constantly changing,” she notes.
“So I’m not gonna lie to you, the fact that my son has just spent 30 minutes rolling up a character to play with Munki, makes me giddy with excitement and pleased as punch. Yea he may not like it and the graphical engine is showing it’s age but at least he can experience the multiplayer and teaming elements, discover the back stories with Munki and I.”
“Overall I’d say that World War Z is a game that feels like Left 4 Dead and Killing Floor had a baby. It mixes elements of many successful games that I’ve had a blast playing. I see this being in the regular rotation for the foreseeable future.”
“When Elder Scrolls Online announced the new Necromancer class, I groaned inwardly. Not because I think it’s problematic from a lore perspective — according to some people it is, but I’m not invested enough to care — but because this game doesn’t need more classes.”
“I finished leveling White Mage recently and started working on Astrologian. Once at 70 I’ll have all the healers at the pre-expansion cap. I certainly feel, based on current experience, that I’m not a huge fan of White Mage. This isn’t to say that it doesn’t have its place, because I also do not agree that all the healers “play the same.” For healing and basic DPS, yeah, they have very similar toolkits.”
“Buffers and debuffers were more common in the early days of MMORPGs, but they’ve fallen out of vogue. I understand why; just standing around and throwing out buffs and debuffs isn’t the most exciting gameplay around. But I think these roles could be designed in such a way that they are compelling. I’m a fan of making buffs and debuffs much stronger, but much shorter in duration.”
“This isn’t actually a new-new room for our FC house, but one I just put some final touches on, making it ready to post about. I still think there can be some additional wall decor added, but I’m holding off to see what the new expansion releases for housing before investing a whole lot more.”