WoW: Cataclysm - The First Ten Hours

NowGamer details impressions of its first ten hours with World Of Warcraft's latest expansion, Cataclysm...

"With the full review still a couple of weeks away, we thought we’d run down for you ten of our finest thoughts on the experience thus far, hewn from the first ten hours of gameplay. Just don’t expect a hundred or so observations for the hundred hours we’re putting into the review."

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Urmomlol3504d ago (Edited 3504d ago )

Wow. If you guys had trouble with the first few zones in Cataclysm, I really don't know what to say except you're still walking around in quest greens from WOTLK or have no damn clue what you're doing.

Anyone who's even completed Icecrown chains should be able to blow through the first few levels without a hitch. If you can't take on more than one mob solo, you seriously need to learn to play better. Any mage worth his or her salt knows how to kite multiple mobs without breaking a sweat.

On that note, I sincerely doubt you'll have even touched end game content by the 22nd of December, meaning your review will be incomplete and inaccurate. Prove me wrong, but I'm guessing you'll hit 85 and be like, "Oh well, good enough," and not even bother to experience raiding.

jimmins3504d ago (Edited 3504d ago )

Nice comment without having tried doing it with that class.

Kiting multiples IS easy, but not so easy underwater. AOE is far less effective, since the mobs move about in all three dimensions. You therefore have to do them one kill at a time. If you had a Mage and had actually tried it, you'd see what is meant here. It's tricky and the mobs have triple the HP of their level 80 counterparts in Icecrown.

The person reviewing this is also a very experienced raider and most of his gear is, while not epic, pretty decent.

Get an 80 Mage, try it, then come back and tell me how you found it ;)

Urmomlol3504d ago (Edited 3504d ago )

I've never rolled a mage, but all the mages in my guild lol'ed when I showed them this article and said your reviewer is a total noob if they're having trouble soloing the early zones.

Also, experienced raider and "pretty decent" gear are oxymorons. If you're an experienced raider, you're decked out in epics. The alternative is a casual raider or worse gamers who've never even set foot in Naxx, Uld, Trials or Icecrown before they were nerfed into EZ mode.

Also, your mage has a gear score of 167. Anyone who even attempted 10-man Trials AT LEAST has a gear score of 220+. Screw Icecrown --I doubt you guys even did Naxx.

Your mage is so undergeared he wouldn't survive in the earliest raids in WOTLK.

jimmins3504d ago (Edited 3504d ago )

I don't believe he says anywhere that he's having any trouble soloing the early zones, that's all you. He just says that the mobs are tougher, which they are. If you're going to put words in someone else's mouth you can't expect anyone to take your argument seriously. Which I don't.

What you're essentially saying is that the guy has no right to talk about WoW Cataclysm, despite having put thousands of hours into the game? Good luck with that.

Worth remembering that some people still play WoW for enjoyment, not for Epenis-measuring contests.

MMFGaming3504d ago (Edited 3504d ago )

Urmomlol is an epic troll and a total asshole, but I have to agree with him on this one.

I checked your mage's gear score on EU Armory --he's walking around in really, really, really, really low level greens and blues. Like really low. I'm not surprised he's having trouble with Cataclysm --the mobs are tougher, the pulls are harder --frankly, I'm pretty impressed he was able to hit 80 at all with what he has.

For comparison, I haven't even started playing Cataclysm. I cleared Naxx and Udluar and dabbled with ToC and this is my character's gear score:

And I had no trouble ripping through the first few levels while I was testing the beta.

jimmins3504d ago (Edited 3504d ago )


That's not his point, though. He's disputing the guy's right to talk about his own experiences in the first ten hours of Cataclysm based on his own assertion that if you don't have epic gear, you don't qualify to speak on the subject.

I think having several high-level characters anywhere in WoW qualifies you to talk about it and I do not see how not having said gear disqualifies him. If someone's spent thousands of hours playing something, that's thousands of hours more than the majority of people being roped in for reviews. He's also straight-up honest, saying that he's only had ten hours on it.

Also, as already mentioned. He says the mobs are tougher than those in Icecrown, he does not say that any of the quests are giving him any trouble, or that he's having difficulty progressing. That's Urmomlol's words, not the words of the article.