Thursday, November 13, 2008

Too Much Information

With the release of Wrath of the Litch King, I feel that I already know way too much about the game. I have not been following it, but I do like to read MMO sites. So I am still exposed to WoW info. Even before the release, there has been a huge amount of guides and strategies posted for just about every aspect of the game. Yea WoW Insider I am looking in your direction.

The path has already been blazed from 70 to 80, in every class. Every tradeskill has been analyzed and all the loot has been data mined. Maybe not ALL, but most. I have not read any of the guides, but I know they are out there. The min-maxers do not waste any time.

Is there any real mystery left in Wrath? The end-game raids are usually pretty untouched, but I will never seem them anyways. I guess this is the price we pay for an Open Beta. Sadly, MMO's need open beta's, as they need a whole bunch of players to test. Players like to talk and share, so it is inevitable.

The only real option is a self-imposed media blackout, which is much easier said than done. You want just enough info to make you want to play but not so much that the game feels like it has been played through for you.

I will likely see Northrend in a week or two.


Thats what I had to do. Its lame really. Unfortunately many games are doing this now. Even Moria has comprehensive guides posted. I hate the internet sometimes

Yeah but it's one thing to read about, it's another to do it. I always read up on everything as well. Is that a blogger affliction? I don't know.

But when I actually in game, sometimes it's just awe-inspiring.

For example I read strats, and tactics for Ragnaros. But first time I saw him emerge from his pool, and say "Too soon Exectus"

My jaw hit the ground.

I know pretty much only what's on the bullet-points at the game's site. Like any game lately that I plan on playing, I avoid the crazy load of info that is the internet in the months leading up until launch.

When I finally do check out Northrend in a few months, it'll be with really fresh eyes. Just like I've avoided all talk about DKs. I know they're tanks with magic abilities and a focus on 2-handed weapons, but other than that... I don't know how they play or what the starting experience is like.

I'm hoping this makes the expansion last longer than a month for me.

What's this witch bling you're talking about??

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