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More thoughts on end game

So…I apparently managed to cause quite a stir with my previous post about not being eager to reach level 70. First of all, I want to say that if I offended anyone, I’m sorry. And I wasn’t really mad at anyone either (even you Pelides 🙂 . Mainly, I was just ranting in general about how some people like to force an ideal on you, like getting to level 70 as quickly as possible.

Now, apparently there are some people who play the game like me, some who have come to enjoy the end game, and yet others who rushed to level 70 because the end game is specifically what they wanted. Before, when I had been reading blog posts about raiding and such, I got the impression that I was somehow less of a player because I didn’t have that mind set. I’m an explorer by nature and I like to see everything in the game. Also, something that has carried over from the RPGs that I usually play is that reaching the end means…well, the end. In RPGs, once the storyline is finished and you’re all decked out in the greatest gear, the credits roll and that’s it. I was always sad when it ended, especially if it was a particularly good storyline that I was really into.

The point is though, that I have found that just because most people really enjoy the end game and like to get there fast, doesn’t mean that they expect me to get there fast as well. Okay, yeah, there will always be those that force their ideals onto me but meh, I can ignore them.

So hopefully no hard feelings and I wish everyone a good time at whatever they do, be it raiding, PvPing, exploring, RPing…or just whatever. 🙂


  1. Sellia
    Posted January 14, 2008 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    I’m like you, I like to take my time to level. 🙂
    Azeroth is big and it take time to explore. That why I’ve got so many alts. I’m trying to cover a lot of ground. 😛

  2. Posted January 14, 2008 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    WoW is my first real MMO so it’s definitely a lot different from a lot of the other games I’ve played in the past, even games with a lot of replay value, like the Pokemon games.

    However, the way I’ve seen it since I started playing WoW… is that I’m going to stop playing it eventually. I’m not going to be playing WoW forever, no matter how fun it might be right now. And when the time comes to stop, I’ll stop.

    In the meantime, I want to be able to experience as many different aspects of the game as I can, in the most fun way possible. To me, that means having at least one character at endgame so I can experience that endgame before the next expansion comes out and makes it all obsolete. 😛 It also means giving raiding and PvP and all that stuff a shot.

    But of course, it also means playing both Alliance and Horde, on both PvP and PvE servers (well… they’re always RP versions, I’ve tried the normal ones and I just can’t do ’em 😛 ), it means trying to explore every zone in the game and trying to do every quest.

    In short, I’m trying to do everything. If I don’t like something, I’ll just stop and focus on the others. That is where a lot of my enjoyment of the game is coming from… and then whenever I decide to stop playing WoW I’ll be able to say that I’ve experienced and enjoyed as much of it as I could, which is perhaps as close to “beating the game” as I will get. 🙂

  3. Posted January 14, 2008 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Sellia, that’s exactly why I have so many alts. I should use that explanation the next time someone asks. 🙂

    Pike, I like your reasoning for doing raiding. I might have to try it just to see what it’s like.