Journalist, can't find a real question so asks "Don't you think cata sucked"Blizz person " Weeeellll I can't say cata sucked so look at all this totally pointless waste of time and money we did in 1-60, doesn't that make up for making stuff that a whole bunch of people didn't like?"Also, the only highlight I want to see for Varian is for him would be for him and Garrosh to kill each other. Maybe engage in hand to hand combat on an airship deck and crash it...and we get to see them both eaten by the Whale Shark.
There were a bit too many questions about subscriptions, when Dave clearly said it's a topic he can't talk about from the start. He's their quest designer, which is a pretty specific field to be working on. While the questions about Thrall and Varian were warranted, I think it would have been a good opportunity to prod him into asking what sorts of quests players enjoy doing, and asking if there's any special benefits for questing in MoP, as the quest rewards in Cata were quickly replaced by Heroic 346 gear.I would have also had him talk about the successes of Tol Barad Peninsula as both a questing and PVP hub. There's no TB/WG type zone in MoP to my knowledge, and I'd like to see if he thinks we'll have more PVP-oriented questing hubs, perhaps with rewards that could be updated on a patch-by-patch basis. I would have loved to have a reason to go back to TBP and do dailies in 4.2 and 4.3. :)
Great read. He seems like the most reasonable Blizzard employee I've heard in a while.
Didn't they say the wanted more patches for Cataclysm, just before it hit? And now it has less than wotlk lol.
I had hoped that there would be a little more content released before MoP but I guess not. I was firmly convinced the Darkmoon Faire would be turned into a nice daily hub with more games and fun stuff implemented, but GC kinda squashed that. This guy is saying no new content before MoP world event, so I can only hope it comes soon.There is a small amount of QQ in this post, but mostly just a "Well that sucks" feeling. I'm not blaming anyone for anything and I'm not demanding anything be changed to satisfy me but well, it just sucks. I did sign up for the Annual Pass hoping there would be something more fun for me to play during my obligated subscription, I guess it just won't be WoW.I love WoW and have played for several years. Recently, I've been playing SWTOR and enjoying that, all the while keeping WoW on the backburner, always ready to come back and enjoy some new content. I'm not clamoring for MoP, but I will definitly be back once it's here.
I used to be a hardcore player, but an operation and then injury near the end of WOTLK put me *way* far behind the crowd. Trying to keep up with a guild who's surging ahead when you're on painkillers is a pain! So for me, Cataclysm was 99% about the solo stuff, or casual dungeoning. And I can say, without any irony, that when it comes to in-game *stuff*? Cataclysm has been my absolute favorite of the expansions. Period. A new world, where the old one used to be. New zones right there in the 'home' area. A fantastic PVP hub. Uldum... just... Uldum. Epic-feeling questlines that you could still do solo. All in all, Cataclysm was *anything* but a disappointment to me! It felt *amazing*.I am sort of sad that I seem to be so far in the minority on this. :(All that said, I'm happy that stuff will hopefully be released sooner, rather than later. I will feel sad for the lack of an intermediate raid (the way both BC and WotLK had), but all the same, I would much rather see a full-on release of the newest expansion than another patch to 'tide us over'. :)As for characters I'd prefer to see expansions on, other than Wrynn... to be honest ,expanding on Wrynn could be interesting, if only to really explore his hatred. Garrosh, as well. Is he a terrible orc? Yes, but other than that, what is he *like*? Maybe I play too much Alliance, and thus don't really know his ins and outs. But I think exploration of the character could be good. I'd also love a lot of the recurring characters to get a little more time in the sun. Chromie got moved up in the world.
It'd have been nice if we got to stab N'Zoth, too. Another time, perhaps.
I don't know about faster content releases, at least in respect to raids. They put a lot of work into Ulduar then quickly pushed out ToC before hardly anyone got through Ulduar. The item levels of ToC insured no one wanted to hit Ulduar again. I'd rather see them put more effort into keeping the content interesting for longer than obsoleting it quicker. (edit: Especially if the thing doing obsoleting *cough-ToC-cough* isn't all that interesting.)Also in the haste to push out newer content faster they seem to be more sluggish than ever to address bugs and balance adjustments. Will they ever manage to fix Inscription's inability to learn glyphs? It's a bit silly that the problem lasted for the duration of an entire expansion pack. There's lots of other stuffs in the same boat. I won't go into them but I don't see that rushing things really leads to a better game.Cataclysm has an epic story, but Wrath was more fun to play in may respects. I'm not sure how having a great story arc leads to less fun game mechanics but it seems to be the way it goes.Anyway, enough pandering and forward to Panda Puns (you know they're coming) and pet battles. :D
I gotta love how he dodged around the last question.To paraphrase, the question simply asked "Will MoP be better than Cata?" and he says "Oh I loved the new 1-60 stuff in Cata it was t3h best!11!11"Like, seriously? I've got a lot of love for the quests in this game like he apparently does, but that's not what we're asking, Dave.
Cue the QQing in the forum from the Alliance side now that the sacking of Theramore, possibly the real major Alliance storyline from, as they put it, a Horde-dominated expansion, gets trashed.I actually have a feeling we may see one more 4.x patch before MoP. MoP will be delayed for some reason or other ;)
By four means it will be released 2 weeks before Christmas. :)
Better, yet can we PLEASE have Alleria and Turalyon back as Alliance heroes? I'm sure that would boost Alliance pride a lot...and Varian is not seen as a great leader because he's viewed the same as Garrosh: A guy who would rather solve problems by going "DERP I SWING MY SWORD" rather then use his brain.:< And no people Tirion can't be an Alliance leader as he's technically the leader of a neutral faction now.