- Jun 3, 2011
if you think ToA was bad, you should see the game now ... from 1 to 50 in 6 days, SOLO! (not joking; vamp on hibernia)A lot of people did when WoW came out. DAoC was already getting long in the tooth, and many people were unhappy with the ToA expansion. So a lot of guilds, including mine, picked up and moved pretty much en masse. And for awhile right after launch it was a lot of fun.
Someone mentioned grouping. Grouping used to be one of the best and worst things about EQ and DAoC. I remember many, many times spending an hour or more in-game to get everyone to the same place, with the right stuff, so we could go after our objective.
As people got older time to play became harder to come by. Grouping became like organizing meetings at work, i.e. not much fun. So new games make it almost optional.
Btw, I am not one of those who feels that all the benefit of an mmorpg comes from grouping up with other players. The earth in real life is filled with billions of people and that no-doubt makes it a much more dynamic and interesting place than it would be if it weren't, but that doesn't mean I need to interact with many or any of them on a regular basis.
consider that the new gear that came out, like Dragon items, are so OP that the Epic armour is now completely obsolete.
but yes, i remember that period, yet we knew that WoW was going to be simplified compared to DAoC.
before you click the spoiler, make sure you are ok with not having a life anymore.