snex wrote:Questing is grinding, to be honest, unless you're doing an incredibly epic quest worthy of a SP RPG. Alas, that is something that probably won't ever happen in MMORPG simply because you're not the main character in an MMORPG.
WRONG. SW:TOR. You are your own main character and everone else is an "extra" type thing. Even LotRO had that feeling where you felt above the other players when doing the quests together, you felt more of the main character than the others in your group. Yeah SW:TOR is breaking the usual mould of MMO's and giving players more of that feeling... that's not to say there won't be some type of grind to it. But it's not the type of grind people are referring to when they say grind.
Every MMO has a grind... it's when the grind feels like work that's the problem. You were grinding in Aion from 1-20... but it was the FLOW of the grind that made it enjoyable... I too am suffering from the 20+ woes of "grinding" - the flow has just seemed to dissapear and it's feeling like a chore. Even the quest stories in Aion are getting repetitive, that includes the campain story!
It's things like this that make LotRO/WoW enjoyable for players to level in because there's a flow... you never feel like your stuck in some sort of rip trying to find the flow again (Yes, using surf terminology
). That's not to say that WoW and LotRO are the same, They're different... I'm just using them as an example where the grind (to level) didn't feel too boring and slow.
And it has NOTHING to do with the game being "EZYMODE" - that has nothing to do with what the problem is.
This is why I'm looking forward to SW:TOR... was just hoping that Aion would make a good filler till then. I think I might go back to LotRO.