SlapStic.com contributor Curtis Wright expresses his worries about whether or not WoW's newest expansion will alienate new players. This news was found using SlapStic.com's twitter feed, located at http://twitter.com/SlapSticDotCom
Well I don't care. I'm gonna buy Lich King on day one.
Same here. It's crazy to me that WoW is still growing in popularity after 4 whole years.
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I disagree with this. I think new users have plenty of room in the gaming world of WoW.
I'm not a WoW player and I kinda feel like it's too late to jump in...
All MMO's have the same problem. As they continue to progress, new players are left trying to level in dead areas with little chance of a group to get to a level that is ever increasing. The economy shifts with every expansion and items become more expensive to obtain. I noticed on my server many lower level blue items were higher price than some of the 60-70 gear was. What they really need to do is add in some new mid level content to get older players to play their alts through and it will give newer players a chance to see what WoW is really about by instancing with a group and make armor, items for that level range affordable again to new players.
How to handle it. They decreased the EXP required to level from 20-60 a few months back. Recently, in preparation for Wrath of the Lick King, they decreased the experience needed from 60-70 by 30%. So even if you're totally new there won't be a problem with catch up.
I also dissagree. Are you even an MMo player? RK? We really need an "opinion" marker for some of these stories.
I don't think it is too late to jump into WoW. If you can find a good group of people to roll with. Or even have a few friends that either do, or want to play. Leveling can be done very easily. With the experience cut, and re-tuning of Npcs it shouldn't take long to get up high enough to enjoy the game. Now you may not hit 68-70 area by Nov 13th(depends on how much you play before then), but you can get up high enough and still have plenty of people who are still in need of leveling. Hell, just get to the upper fifties, and find a few Death Knights to roll with come Nov. You'll be good to go =) The change Blizz made a while back, lowering the level for the first ground mount to 30(from 40), and the cost change. Is a big help, the thirties always had that drag feel traveling through large zones by foot. Druids and Shamans were the only ones who really had a way around it before.
I'm probably getting it on release but waiting a day or two before I pop on depending on how things go. Having millions of players come back on the day of the expansions always leads to some lag issues, server restarts, etc.
Disagree. Blizz made it so much easier, both time wise, and difficulty wise to level from 20-60, then 60-70. What would the addition of new content for new players do? They still have to start from 1, and work their way to 58/60. Then go to Outlands, and work to 68/70.. then Northrend. The lack of new, lower level content changes nothing. You still have to level. Given, older players may not be as focused on building a new character from the ground up as in Burning Crusade. With a "new" class for each faction, as well as a new race for each faction. But this has no effect on new players. If anything it will help attract some, being that leveling is easier after 20, because of the experience cut to 70. And the re-tuning of NPCs.
It's never too late to start wow, a semi intelligent person can go from noob to endgame raider in 3 months. It was harder imo to get to max lv when the level cap was 60 then it is at 70.
Clearly you've never started an MMO late. Going with the pack is much easier and always will be. Sure it can be done but most new comers arent going to do it. The only people I see going from 1-70 in 3 months have previous experience with the game. A new person does not have that same knowledge. Not to mention most new players are joining WoW to see what the game is about and they now end up soloing all the time never seeing old world instances unless they pay for it or have higher level friends. Go start an alt Warrior and get them to level 30. Then go get their class quest and without getting any help from high levels or friends find 4 other people around his level that want to do the instance also. I remember finding tons of groups for SM in the early days, now most have to get ran through by a high level.
I have a job, studies and a life to attend, MMO's are too demanding.
Its exactly vice versa the changes with wotlk makes it a lot easier for newcomers to gain lvl 70-80 and all instances got a "casual" mode too, wow is getting easier with every expansion and blizz is doing a wonderfull job ant making wow accessable for everyone
That would be nice if true but new comers still have to get from 1-70 in dead zones that will be very lonely leveling. Also I have never seen an option for "Casual" mode in instances. They are either normal or heroic.
well normal IS the casual mode since heroic is the old difficulty
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