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Once you go WOW, you never go back?


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Once you go WOW, you never go back?




This is the case for me. Although I still find RS interesting, I'm no longer an active player, as an awful lot of my time goes in WoW.



I see some comments on WoW being a grind. Well, sure, every MMO is in a way. But RuneScape as far worse as far as grinding goes.



I wouldn't say it's easier, either. Boss monsters in WoW are vastly more complicated than anything on RS. The only thing that really stand out in Scape is the fight caves, although that's more or less due to the amount of time required for each shot you get to take at Jad.



I also saw someone comment he played on a private server. Seriously, don't. Both the community (which is like half the game) and the gameplay itself seriously fail on private servers.



The lack of solo-endgame comments are a valid complaint. Sure, there's some factions you can improve your standing with, but that's that, and even those have aspects of grouping to them. There's no devilishly complicated stuff like Mourning's End Two you can lose yourself in. So if grouping and socializing isn't your cup of tea, then WoW probably isn't for you.



I do disagree with RS being more "accesible" than WoW. Doing some stuff on the GE for five minutes is compared to doing an instance in WoW. A more reasonable comparison would be killing bosses in the God Wars dungeon versus doing an instance. And face it, you don't log in to do some boss killing for five minutes.



And finally, sure, you need a fairly recent PC to run WoW flawlessly on it's highest settings. But my old PC, which is at this time about six years old, was able to run it at an acceptable level with most settings at a medium level. Most of the requirements to run the game at an acceptable level aren't high at all - only it's RAM requirements might be considered high, as it isn't really playable with under 512 megs.

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I played WoW for just over a week (brother let me use his comp and account when he was on hols) and after that i don't think i will play it again for the following.

its not that hard to max,

gameplay aint that great really,

costs more,

sure gfx are slightly better but its is like a 1+ GB install compared to rs 78mb.



Personally after awhile it got so boring, i had to go play rs now and then just to get over the boredom.


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If you love PvP, then WoW is for you




Yet WoW is a PvE game and the PvP in WoW clearly fails.


Better than RS's PvP in my opinion...but yeah, WoW has MASS PvE in the end-game...



That's what got me bored in WoW. All you get to do in the end-game is instances... no solo-play at all... -.- And if you wanted to do the better instances you had to join good guilds that require you play hardcore which I really don't like.



If you're a casual gamer (like I am now), RS is better than WoW in the long-run. Don't get me wrong, WoW is a great game, really fun from levels 1-60, but it fails at the end-game for casual players/solo.
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Wow>Runescape.





At least until you get bored and decide to go play CoD4, thus making both rpg's graphics look like pixelated blobs.
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I dont know much about Wow, but does Dota count as it?



Cuz the reason most of my friends/ people I know play Dota instead of Runescape is because of the graphics (not any more), they cant buy prepaid cards and have to rely on themselves to level up rather than party/teaming.



I'd like to try WoW, but Im not willing to spend money on the disc and leave Runescape for it.
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I game in bouts, typically I'll play R00nscape for a month or two really hardcore-like, then I'll either have a month break doing non-gaming stuff and Play WoW for two or so months (conveniently the time a subscription card is worth) or jump immediately into WoW. They're two completely different (as far as delivery) games lumped together because of similar themes/goals. One fufills my lust for achievement (Runescape) while the other fufills my lust for an engaging structured team experience (WoW). Both are equally hard, FOR ME. WoW can be overwhelming with all you have to do, while Runescape you can pick and choose, although you'll be doing a lot more of it in the long run.



Both are good games, and once you go WoW, if you're like me you'll probably come back
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Played WoW a month and got bored.. have to have a team for everything




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I went to WoW, and I got bored, then I came back, people who play WoW are either huge fanboys, people who are addicted, or people who are just starting out, it's impossible to be a casual player on WoW. So WoW is better than RS if you have no life, but if you don't have 8 hours to spare every night raiding then RS is better :thumbup:



edit- RS also gets better, more frequent updates, whereas WoW you have to pay even more money for one big package, and soon they have to buy another one.

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does Dota count as it?




No. Dota is a warcraft 3 mod, while WoW is a completely different (game mechanics) game.

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I didn't like WoW. I think runescape is better. I dont need graphics to think a game is good. (after all my favorite game is a snes game.)






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Anyway, on topic:



Personally, nearly all of my RL game playing friends play WoW, and actively talk about it in the real world, which is a tad annoying. They even mock that I play rs, perhaps the OP is on to something here. #-o


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I have played Rs for a long time, I did indeed love the freedom it gave, you had the ability to go to the wilderniss to make some peoples lives miserable. Or you chose to level your skills. Then they took away all the fun bits, and now all you can do is grind away at skills in my opinion. If you like skilling and most of your friends play, sure, keep on playing.



I have been playing wow for about a month or two now, I do love the PvP element more. You can say all you want, but WoW's combat system is WAY more advanced than RS' has ever been. Surely there is no loot from your kill, but thats fine since that has always been that way in WoW.



I like the instances, something that really requires a group. I like the battlegrounds, you smack a spasming rogue down with your friends and tell me you don't like it :P . You can't train all skills at the same time, but you're busy with quests anyway. The way of training in WoW is to gain good experience from quests, the way you gain experience in Rs is to grind away at monsters, or you train slayer, which is simular to slay quests in WoW.



It takes too long to max on RS, you can say all you want, but if you train 5 years just to get all skills to 99, training the most efficient way and not having fun all the time, or you train a WoW character to 70 in three months, doing instances and battlegrounds along the way, doing quests instead of making the same thing over and over, you can safely say that WoW in that aspect is better.



Also, Blizzard hasn't managed to screw me over during my stay, which kind of feels good, considering all the beatings I got from Jagex.



I might never come back to RS, simply because I don't like what it has become. Sure WoW might become boring after another 4 months or so, but Im in college anyway so I'll have to manage time more on real life then on gaming.



To all the Runescape players, keep playing your game. To all the WoW players, keep playing yours. Have fun, criticize eachother every month or two. Runescape has its good sides, and WoW has its good sides. You can compare both games, but its clear that WoW completely blasts Runescape out of the water on its elements, and Runescape shoves WoW off a cliff with their good elements.
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I have played Rs for a long time, I did indeed love the freedom it gave, you had the ability to go to the wilderniss to make some peoples lives miserable. Or you chose to level your skills. Then they took away all the fun bits, and now all you can do is grind away at skills in my opinion. If you like skilling and most of your friends play, sure, keep on playing.

Unfortunately, that's why I probably won't ever come back. I quit (basically) because I was bored, and a month later they started their "kill all gold farmers" obsession that ruined some of the best parts of the game.



Also, Blizzard hasn't managed to screw me over during my stay, which kind of feels good, considering all the beatings I got from Jagex.

You haven't played long enough. :D



I may make another f2p account to try out the new graphics, but I probably won't. In rs's defense though, I'm not playing WoW currently either :P Once you hit 70, it can get very repetitive. I'm currently playing city of villains, which manages to make the grind actually fun, oddly enough. Laggier then WoW, though.
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I'd play WoW if I had friends who played it. You have to stick with a world once you pick one (unless you want to spend even more money for character transfer). So, its very likely that there just won't be any good people on your realm.



Questing and instance running get really old really fast. Wow could be fun if you have the time to learn about all of the really complicated features and terms and stuff...but I really don't care that much about an RPG. My specific gaming taste is more towards first person shooters and stealth games. I really really hate the complicated crit % stuff and all the millions of bonuses that are standard to most RPGs, including WoW. Runescape is simple with simple numbers representing your armor bonuses. Like I said if I had the time to learn this stuff about WoW, or if I had a good friend who would take me through to teach me the stuff without giving me some [bleep]ing attitude, I'd probably enjoy WoW more than RS.
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I tried wow, didn't like it. Back on runescape now.

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i played wow for a while after my rs account went to hell



all around it is a lot more fun imo and when you get to 70 there are a lot more things to do but after a month or two at 70 you discover it gets really, painfully repetitive. I haven't played WoW for 3 months now cause there is no solo play past 70 and looking back...spending 5 hours min in one sitting to raid is pretty ridiculous. But if you are looking for a game with a much more skill based combat system then WoW is definitely for you.
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It's true.



Once you go WOW, you never go back...to WOW, cause damn that game is boring and unoriginal.
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The only pros I can see in WOW is the flexible character creator and the diverse range of PVP feats/classes. WOW quests are the most repetitive quests I have ever witnessed in a video game, along with the skilling proficiencies (even worse than RS).



At least Runescape has some things that liven up skilling: Achievement Capes, Quest Requirements, the ability to train every single skill instead of the few you selected, and I guess some people like ranks so High Scores too. We also have some pretty original quests.



Like Highlanders said though, this is probably going to be the most biased thread you'll see in ages.

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I would probably play WoW if my friends played it, and introduced me to it instead of RS. These new graphics are pretty nice now, tho.

I wouldn't play WoW, but if you want to, then go ahead.



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