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#1 Apr 15 2013 at 8:22 AM Rating: Good
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Hello all
Ive been away from WoW for about 2years now, mostly because i got fed up with the whole "you need to play 24hours a day - to be good" thing. I felt like the players wasnt there for the fun of playing, but only playing for the loot/rep etc. "How much AP do you have?, spellpower etc.". But lately ive had this urge maybe to get back into the game - so to speak. :-) My question is therefore will i enjoy WoW again or is it still for people who just want to play hardcore?

PS i had the mechanics down when i left and had alot of chars so i guess i can play the game again without the biggest learingcurve. :-)
#2 Apr 15 2013 at 8:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you enjoyed it before it's worth another look. There's plenty of stuff for all kinds of people. Nothing wrong with being the person who "used to raid back in..." and go around dishing out raiding advice fighting pet battles. Smiley: wink
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#3 Apr 15 2013 at 8:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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WoW has never been for "hardcore" players unless you're in one of the top progression guilds that is constantly attempting to push through content ASAP on higher difficulty modes. So if you had the impression that it was hardcore, odds are you were in one of those guilds, or a guild with a bunch of jerks.*

I play probably 1-2 hours a day, and never raid. MoP is probably my second-favorite expansion, after WotLK. There's a ton to do, even without raiding; more than at any other time in the history of the game. Also, you can only do "so much" each day/week; for example, your Valor Points will be capped at 1000 maximum per week, so there's no real incentive to play "24 hours a day" in order to gear up. Actually, these days you can probably cap honor in a week just by playing an hour or so a day; a random dungeon and a random scenario each day will earn around 150 VP. Rinse and repeat each day.

*Edit: That's not to say that you deserve to be carried through content with a terrible spec/gear/enchantments/rotation. But learning how to play your class well is setting the bar pretty low. Unless you're doing hard modes with your guild, few people are going to insult you for not having all purples in the first tier of LFR.

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#4 Apr 15 2013 at 9:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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The only person that can answer that question is you. While, without a doubt, MoP is a top notch expansion, only you can determine if your time is best spent playing WoW or doing something else.

Actually now that I think about it we probably could tell you if you will have fun or not if you let us know what you enjoyed doing while playing WoW.
Soloing old dungeons/raids? You no longer need to be in a group to enter old raids and they toned down some raid boss mechanics.
Collecting pets? Good news, with pet battles you can get a horrendous amount of various pets and force them to fight eachother!
Dailies? MoP has them in spades. Plus at certain faction levels (revered I believe) you can buy a token that flags your account so getting rep on alts will be easier.
Hunting rares? Mop has plenty of rares that will challenge your skill level.
Like general one on one fights? Brawler's Guild has quite a number of fights that will push your character to the max.
Buying unique items off the AH? Black market AH has you covered. Various pieces of gear, pets, and mounts ready to be bid on.

That is just the tip of the iceberg.
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#5 Apr 15 2013 at 9:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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I felt like the players wasnt there for the fun of playing, but only playing for the loot/rep etc.


You'll probably still encounter some of that, but it is easier to avoid now. PUGs can be handled through the "looking for X" system that lets you just wait for a random group to form for either random or specific dungeons (LFD), raids(LFR) or (something that might be new to you) scenarios. Scenarios are short, three man instances that don't require a specific "tank, healer, DPS" group for you to complete them. The LFD/LFR equivalent to gear score is that you may need a particular item level (iLevel) or character level to queue for them. Getting basic gear isn't too hard, lower level crafted PVP gear is fairly cheap and the reputation grinds will let you fill in other gear. The Arena of Annihilation scenario will let you get a decent starting weapon using the random group feature, no more hoping you can pull a group together like there was in the earlier arena quests.
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#6 Apr 16 2013 at 3:17 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks guys. You all made some good points and i think ill give a try because i really enjoyed playing back in the day. I know there will be alot a changes made to the game but thats cool. I played as long as Wotlk so i just need to get into the new changes. Maybe see you in there! :-)
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