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October 16, 2012



I hear ya. I have 3 80s atm and that is mostly because of wanting to hit crafting levels without grinding an area and not making progress outside of crafting. The real endgame events for gear are the 3 main dragons for "insta loot". If you dont do that, its the Orr cycle of events for mats and drops to decon to make epics. If you dont do those, you need to find groups to grind instances.

I dont know. It really feels like the same old same old. Perhaps, that is the way it will always be unless you go to the Eve/Original EQ/UO model where you make your own fun.

Its still kinda fun to play another class, but once you get the skills unlocked, the traits only add to effectiveness. So by 15 you have a pretty good idea how they play in general. Its still kinda fun, but my ADHD will be assuaged somewhere else for a few months...

Alysianah aka Saylah

Totally understand where you're coming from and I only have 1 character. I'm not into rolling alts much. WOW being the exception because I played the game for several years. GW2 is still fun when I play but not sure what I'm going to do once I max crafting and do the 5-mans. Maybe more content will have been added by then but even so, without more levels I get a bit less motivated.


"Normalize travel costs"

One reason for keeping travel costs high is to force the player to plan their travel. If your cost to travel to a zone is enough to make you think before you click then you should have a definite goal in mind for what you intend you and you're likely to make the most of your travel dollars while you're there.

If the travel cost is low then you zone in and out never spending much time in any one zone. So you wind up spending more time traveling and less time doing stuff.


Alysianah aka Saylah

Mike - not sure what got this comment trapped in the spam filter. Sorry about that. Few things more annoying that taking the time to post a comment only to have it hit the black hole.

I can agree partially with your comment, think first and maximize your time. But no one is benefiting from people sitting idle in Lion's Arch or the Capital cities while they're waiting do to content. Wouldn't the world as a whole benefit if people felt more inclined to check out more zones to see if something strikes their fancy while their idle?

Sometimes I think about popping into Gendarren Fields or Queensdale when I'm waiting on people. Then I think about the cost just to go see if there's quick fun to be had while waiting and usually decide against it. I really don't recall the cost of travel being a consideration in other MMOs beyond the cost of purchasing mounts. Maybe Aion in the low levels but that's about it.

It really strikes me as odd when I can purchase Rare and in some cases, Exotic quality armor for the same amount or less than traveling from Divinity's Reach to Orr.

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