Discussion in 'News' started by Jakeman, Mar 10, 2005.
thats going to be sweet!!!
OMG, you can get epic items. omg, omg, omg
Don't even entertain yourself with the idea of being ranked < 15. You'd have to play pretty much 24/7 and live at your computer.
Yuck. You'd turn into a worthless, fat slob.
but you would have awesome armor in the game. that's even better than your appearance in real life!
*Dashes hopes, runs to corner and cries*
you are so mean! lol
But so true, so true.
On the internet you can be anyone you want to be, so your real self doesn't matter.
What about that guy who died because he never left his computer? http://www.vnunet.com/news/1135824
I know that's a really rare and extreme case, but come on. Who needs that for some epic gear?
If you have to go then it may as well be doing something you enjoy. That is a bit extreme though.
It upsets me that you have to maintain an honor level to continue to use earned items. It demands a certain level of activity, rather than accruing non-diminishing merit over time.
Me too, but I can see their reasoning.
if you just had to earn it once and got to keep it forever, eventually everyone would have it.. we'd be all generals and no peons
but it has to do with what percentile you are in at the end of each week. there is no set point total for each lvl.
That's almost an incentive to be on a low population server.
It's also an incentive to play continuously. It also does make the most sense - it keeps the system from getting top heavy. Unfortunately it rewards those who "grind" so to speak, which was something Blizzard has stated they were always against. They championed rewarding the casual gamer equally. Yet this honor system, and instances like MC and Onyxia that take many hours to complete, are contrary to their statements.
They did state that preying on the same target would reduce the points earned and I doubt you can "grind" an enemy NPC cause it takes them a bit to respawn. The casual gamer can get in on this since it doesn't involve killing mobs but instead enemy NPCs of appropriate levels. Also the Heroes(Thrall, Cairne,etc) of each race gives more points and that's what they calculate to determine the rankings.
Not having played yet, are there alternatives for the casual gamer that provide comparable rewards? I guess that would be hard to balance, as "casual" quests would be available to both types of gamers, whereas "power" quests and this honor system would only be available to power gamers.
Is it possible that what they meant was that "casual" rewards are tailored toward "casual" use, i.e. only a few hours a week? The items you get will be adequate for that level of commitment, you won't need anything "better" because you won't be participating in things that require more than an hour or so to do.
(I really need to get into this game, I've purposely avoided it because I have too much going on right now, and I know I'll get sucked in.)
there are regular quests in the game that give rewards based on the general level needed to complete the quest. this is seperate from the quests. this is something that you can do if you want to, but you dont have to do it.
The epic sets only drop in the raid dungeons - Molten Core or Onyxia's Lair. Both take pretty much a day to complete. I can't say from experience, but I heard upwards of 5-7 hours to get to Ragnaros (MC boss), who has yet to be beaten on any realm.
Do the smaller high level instances have equivalent loot? I want the Dragonstalker set for my hunter, but we don't have 40 guys to run MC. We need a 15 man raid dungeon which we can do as a guild.
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