^And there should be nothing else in that game!
Although I said in my last MMORPG post that WoW is off-limits because of subscription fee, leveling and the whole boredom I feel after years of playing it, I found it to be the only choice to fill gaps in my evening free time. But I’m surely not talking about going against what I said earlier – I still feel like puking when I see retail WoW, because of leveling, TBC and WotLK content: It’s just that I found another solution.. A private server of some kind.
What made me reconsider playing it? Instant level 60 Pre-TBC pure, classic WoW with scripted instances. A raiding server with Onyxia, Blackwing Lair and Molten Core is all I still would like to do in this game. Skipping whole leveling, professions and subscription fee decided that I’m playing now on Pre-TBC.com.
So far I’ve done some Scholomance(Jesus it’s boring, all these trashes), BRD(On level 60 it’s a pie), UBRS(Semi-boring) and finally Zul’Gurub(Awesome!) and last night Molten Core(Awesomely awesome!). Even though the last one took me 4 hours because of wipes, it gave me lots of fun time fighting against huge, scripted bosses. I’m sure that when I get to some proper raiding guild it won’t take so long to clear it(..Or bigger half like in our case). And obviously, there’s still Blackwing Lair, Onyxia that I have to try out! (AQ will come later, it’s closed atm).
Even though it’s all shiny when you first enter it, there are actually some serious disadvantages here…
– The server has only about 200 players, and the community is both European and US so it’s hard to organise PUGs
– It’s hard to find a raiding guild, some of them are quite serious about it and you need to leave applications on their sites(Like Red Dragon Syndicate in Alliance)
– Some people came here for PvP so they have no idea about raids and can usually screw up, that’s why you can expect all kinds of noobs in your PUGs or new guild.
– Not much PvP going on
But finally there are some good sides:
+ Lack of serious bugs
+ Instant 60 + Dungeon 1 set, so you don’t have to go on low lvl instances
+ X-faction raiding (You can have horde in your group, you can’t kill each other unless they/you leave the party)
+ Helpful GMs
+ Very nicely scripted Raid Bosses, even addons that forecast their attacks work correctly
+ No need to stay online for whole day, just log in once in the Evening and check if your guild or some random PUG is forming a raid.
Therefore as you can see it’s worth trying, especially that as I said in the last MMORPG post – There’s nothing else to play really.