So I just renewed my WoW subscription...

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#1 Edited by Zithe (1060 posts) -

And man, a lot has changed. Like many, I just decided to hop back in to finish any outstanding business I have in the "old" Azeroth before the expansion hits. I plan to continue playing afterwards, though. 
 
I still have a handful of upper level characters on Hellscream (US), but I've recently been longing to get back into a PvP server for old times' sake. Is anyone else starting fresh or interested in creating a new character? Also, is there a guild anywhere with multiple Giant Bomb forum members? I would like to join a community guild (or maybe even start one) if possible.

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#2 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1649 posts) -

I stopped playing just after the first expansion hit and every so often I think of going back to it 
but then I realise I'm so far out of it now I could never go back
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#3 Posted by Zithe (1060 posts) -
@Mars_Cleric:  That's what is so brilliant/manipulative about the newest expansion. It's the best time to start fresh. So much about the leveling process is being improved. Rogues can even heal themselves now (minorly)!
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#4 Posted by Jack268 (3370 posts) -
@Zithe said:
 (minorly)! "
It's not really minor either, it's like 60% over 30 seconds or so. Maybe not the fastest heal but very powerful nonetheless. 
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#5 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1649 posts) -
@Zithe:
well whenever I play a medieval game I'm always a warrior and they never play very well. Either that or I just suck :) 
if I have to go buy all these new expansions though I don't think I can be bothered to get back in
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#6 Posted by Rokkaku (266 posts) -
@Zithe said:
" @Mars_Cleric:  That's what is so brilliant/manipulative about the newest expansion. It's the best time to start fresh. So much about the leveling process is being improved. Rogues can even heal themselves now (minorly)! "

How so?
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#7 Posted by Zithe (1060 posts) -
@Mars_Cleric:  Yeah, I can understand not wanting to buy multiple expansions at once. As for playing a warrior, that's why I wanted to find someone to level with. I usually gravitate towards healers, so having buddies for dungeons and quests is awesome.
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#8 Posted by Zithe (1060 posts) -
@Rokkaku:  I assume you are asking how the leveling process is being improved? Hmm, where to start. Most of the zones in the old world (level ranges 1-60) are being redone with new quests that can take advantage of the newer technologies they've been rolling out over the years. Not only that, but they've jumbled around when characters get a lot of their skills and added in more convenient ones (like the Rogue's new healing finisher). The talent trees have also totally been redone. The talent trees are now smaller, but include more powerful and fun benefits. I'm sure there's a lot more, just look up information about the Cataclysm expansion from any gaming news source.
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#9 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1649 posts) -
@Zithe:
unfortunately my mates got into it just as I was losing interest so I didn't have many people to play with
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#10 Posted by Zithe (1060 posts) -

Gonna bump this thread with the hopes that someone new is watching. I guess I choose some pretty terrible times to post, eh?

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#11 Posted by rjayb89 (7811 posts) -

I went back to it recently as well, but that was all for naught since I picked up New Vegas and haven't touched this since. 
 
The changes were overwhelming at first, it was as if they found every good add-on out there and put it in the base game.  I may have left bad impressions of it when I was offered a free week of play-time sometime after Wrath of the Lich King released, but I understand how daunting the game may seem to outsiders, especially with as large a player base the game has, so they essentially made it much easier to get into, which was great for me when I felt like I had no idea what to do with my level 76 warlock.

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#12 Posted by oatz (1108 posts) -

Have fun. It's an amazing game.

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#13 Posted by Zithe (1060 posts) -
@rjayb89:  Well if you have any plans to come back after you finish F:NV, send me a PM or something. I would like to maybe get a group of 4 or 5 together if I can find that many interested people.
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#14 Posted by gakon (2010 posts) -
@Zithe said:
" @rjayb89:  Well if you have any plans to come back after you finish F:NV, send me a PM or something. I would like to maybe get a group of 4 or 5 together if I can find that many interested people. "
There's a guild running on Ysera US, Horde side, but most of us are waiting for Cataclysm to start up, and there will probably be a lot of new people then as well.
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#15 Posted by Ragdrazi (2258 posts) -

This thread's title makes me sad.

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#16 Posted by Wunder_ (1206 posts) -
@Zithe: Good for you! :) I'm still raiding weekly but other than logging on two nights a week, I've pretty much devoted my time to Starcraft II and am just waiting for Cataclysm. :3
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#17 Posted by rjayb89 (7811 posts) -

Oh man, if I ever actively use my account again after "finishing" New Vegas, it has to be when Cataclysm hits. If I'm going to hit this game hard, I will have to uninstall New Vegas. And if what gakon said is true, I'll probably roll a new one in that server when the expansion hits.

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#18 Posted by gakon (2010 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:

" Oh man, if I ever actively use my account again after "finishing" New Vegas, it has to be when Cataclysm hits. If I'm going to hit this game hard, I will have to uninstall New Vegas. And if what gakon said is true, I'll probably roll a new one in that server when the expansion hits. "

http://www.wowarmory.com/guild-info.xml?r=Ysera&gn=Bomb+Squad 
 
I'm a little temped to resub now, because the pre-launch world event started today on the live servers, and Blizzard is talking big game with regards to what's going to go down.  On the beta servers, Deathwing is randomly flying through different zones setting fire to everything.  Can't miss that!  But also may want to save $15...

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