Global Chat: Changing opinions about WoW’s dungeon finder

    
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With the dungeon finder being left out of Wrath Classic, it’s caused more than a few players to re-evaluate the pros and cons of such a system. It’s this event that’s caused Tales of the Aggronaut to “exonerate” a previously lambasted tool.

“I think the thing that the dungeon finder tool did do was limit the importance of a server community and the social structures that are entangled with that notion. At the time, I mourned this greatly, but modern me is generally in favor of just completely abolishing the concept of a server and opening up grouping freely across the entire game.”

Read on for more MMO essays about FFXIV, Warframe, Minecraft, and more!

Virtual Bastion took a moment to reflect on Minecraft’s 10th anniversary: “It’s kind of amazing to me that Minecraft is over a decade old now and yet is still very relevant in today’s gaming landscape. How many games can boast a similar feat? I mean sure there are games that still inspire today’s works and plenty of games that people still play, but how many games can claim both of those qualities and still be a legitimate major force in the business? Precious few, that’s to be sure.”

MMOQuests recommends Keplerth to you: “The game is a lot more complex then it looks initially, there’s all sorts of mutation and gene events going on, there’s pet breeding, mounts, farming, exploration, randomly generated maps, and dungeons.”

The Ancient Gaming Noob commented on CCP’s failed VR titles: “There were many voices declaring that VR was going to be the next big thing, that the upside was going to be huge. But there was the price, the system requirements, the cable mess, the motion sickness, the lack of a truly killer app for the hardware, and the whole need to sit there blind to the real world with an overweight set of goggles strapped to your head. That has added up to making VR something of a niche item.”

Kaylriene noted some of the surprises of FFXIV’s Patch 6.2: “The relic weapon questline for Endwalker was unveiled as… Manderville Weapons? An unexpected twist to be sure – the Hildibrand quest will go from fun comedic sidequest you do solely for love of the game into a forefront piece of content done by players seeking the best weapons.”

JVT Workshop identified two of the loudest classes in Warframe: “Not many warframes can vocalize but these two certainly break that trend by being loud! Which when you think about it, is not really a good trait for a space ninja.”

MMO Fallout played H1Z1 again for the heck of it: “I logged in to H1Z1 because I keep it installed on my PS5, because I am literally the only remaining fan of H1Z1 in the gaming press and literally the only person who cares to check under the tree to see if Daybreak’s insane wealth has resulted in actual productivity. It hasn’t.”

Every day there are tons of terrific, insightful, and unusual articles posted across the MMO gaming blogosphere — and every day, Justin reads as many as he can. Global Chat is a sampling of noteworthy essays, rants, and guides from the past few weeks of MMO discourse.
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