General Video Game Thread



  • For my fellow MechWarriors, the Rogue Tech mod for Battletech has been updated to Project B to include the Urban Warfare DLC now.

    Good hunting.



  • Vanilla WoW/World of Warcraft Classic.

    Explain this to me.

    Why is "The same WoW only with half the races, classes, and content" super popular?


  • Pitcrew

    @Ghost said in General Video Game Thread:

    Vanilla WoW/World of Warcraft Classic.

    Explain this to me.

    Why is "The same WoW only with half the races, classes, and content" super popular?

    Beer goggles are amplifying their nostalgia. I played from Alliance-push vanilla beta all the way through just before Siege of Orgrimmar launched. I don't miss a number of things about Classic, especially the bad talents they gave Warlocks in particular.



  • @Ghost
    It plays on nostalgia and wants to capture the people who did not get to play vanilla but played later. In addition, the past two expansions, so far as I understand it, have not been all that popular or great so this is a way to capture other people.

    The other thing I think has to do with the sudden desire to release and monetize classic is because there were some classic private servers that Blizzard forced to close that had some pretty high player bases. Now that those servers are gone they want to capture what they can of that market.



  • @Jaded said in General Video Game Thread:

    release and monetize classic

    This is, absolutely, the reason. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a new branch of expansions out of this.



  • @Auspice
    I wouldn't be surprised at all. Blizzard, I think, is going to start seeing the monetary pinch in the next few years so they need as many income streams as they can get.


  • Pitcrew

    @Ghost

    But honestly it's a surprisingly different game now than it was back then, and a lot of people didn't like the direction it went and just wanted to play it the way it was. Saying it's 'The same WoW' is not really true.

    Like I'm sure all those other reasons are spot on the money (heh!) but still.



  • @Jaded said in General Video Game Thread:

    @Auspice
    I wouldn't be surprised at all. Blizzard, I think, is going to start seeing the monetary pinch in the next few years so they need as many income streams as they can get.

    They did just lose Destiny 2 from BattleNET. I bet that was an income stream somewhere (servers and such).



  • @Livia said in General Video Game Thread:

    @Ghost

    But honestly it's a surprisingly different game now than it was back then, and a lot of people didn't like the direction it went and just wanted to play it the way it was. Saying it's 'The same WoW' is not really true.

    Like I'm sure all those other reasons are spot on the money (heh!) but still.

    So are the quests different then?

    I just think its a shame because I'd rather see WoW2 than to turn back the clock. I love the Draenei and Worgen, and I worked hard for my Mag'har orc. Theres so much story to experience, and while I get that the earlier state long before the Sylvanas Windrunner and Varian Wrynn arcs better allows players to experience those story arcs before they were made obsolete by the further patches, it still seems far less than what people are paying for.

    Level cap goes from 120 to 60, available zones drop down a lot, available races and classes are nearly halved, etc.



  • @Ghost said in General Video Game Thread:

    @Livia said in General Video Game Thread:

    @Ghost

    But honestly it's a surprisingly different game now than it was back then, and a lot of people didn't like the direction it went and just wanted to play it the way it was. Saying it's 'The same WoW' is not really true.

    Like I'm sure all those other reasons are spot on the money (heh!) but still.

    So are the quests different then?

    I just think its a shame because I'd rather see WoW2 than to turn back the clock. I love the Draenei and Worgen, and I worked hard for my Mag'har orc. Theres so much story to experience, and while I get that the earlier state long before the Sylvanas Windrunner and Varian Wrynn arcs better allows players to experience those story arcs before they were made obsolete by the further patches, it still seems far less than what people are paying for.

    Level cap goes from 120 to 60, available zones drop down a lot, available races and classes are nearly halved, etc.

    Well, the general answer to your question is that yes the quests are different. There's no more zone phasing and all of those changes that they made are now gone, so things are as they were at the start.

    People are paying for less, which is clear, but then people doing something for the sake of nostalgia typically do not do a cost/value estimation because they like the nostalgia of it.



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  • Pitcrew

    @Ghost Except that for me, personally, modern world of warcraft is not that interesting of a game. Leveling all the way to 120 is an intimidating of a number, until you learn that leveling is laughably easy. Classic WoW has the nostalgia going for it, as @Jaded mentioned and nostalgia is a powerful thing. Classic WoW is a challenging experience in ways modern WoW is not.

    Not that I'm playing either of the games so what do I even know! But I'm far more likely to play Classic than the modern offering. It interests me more as a gameplay experience.


  • Pitcrew

    @Ghost Level 8 gnome mage LFP.


  • Pitcrew

    @Bananerz said in General Video Game Thread:

    @Ghost Level 8 gnome mage LFP.

    NOPE!

    Never again.


  • Pitcrew

    @dvoraen C'mon, fifteen minutes won't hurt you. You'll be fine! What's the harm in just taking a lil' looksie?
    drugs


  • Pitcrew

    @Bananerz Oh, you want to play Family Guy gifs do you? This is everyone on Classic.

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    We'll be here, waiting for when the effect wears off.



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  • Telltale Game's The Wolf Among Us is on sale on Steam.

    Get it before you can't anymore.



  • @Thenomain said in General Video Game Thread:

    Telltale Game's The Wolf Among Us is on sale on Steam.

    Get it before you can't anymore.

    Someday I'll go back and restart that game on my desktop.
    I love it.
    I want to play it.
    But I started playing it on my Macbook and it is buggy as shit.
    'Okay I played that chapter for the past few hours, time to go to the ne- oh, it crashed. oh, I lost all my progress. :('


  • Pitcrew

    I don't remember dying so much before, nor was solo to 10 as hard as it seems right now.

    Come on lil gnome.


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