I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve already died a few times and it’s something I welcome. Too many modern MMOs have followed retail’s lead in making it nearly impossible to die until endgame content, and this destroys any sense of challenge or fun for me. I recently tried out ESO and left for this reason, because you can literally use auto-attack and no skills all the way to max level and never go below 90% HP, which makes any sort of gear or skill upgrades pointless. It’s a joke.
I was also surprised by how long the corpse runs are, which is good because there’s actually some incentive not to die, compared to modern games which often add rez on the spot mechanics. I hope the industry takes note of Classic’s success and realize that WE WANT REAL MMORPG’S AGAIN.
the only reason why you would die at that level is
a)you overpull - aka you are a bad player
b)you dont fully develop you toon aka first aidmcooking , primary proffs , all skills, farming mobs for cash for upgrades - aka you are a clueless player
c)you have bad luck and dynamic spawn f…ck up and spawns new mob on you while you engaged old one 2-3 seconds prio. - aka bugs in game due to devs incompetence.
Almost died today for first time, and was even in a party with priest.
Only pulled 3 mobs but two of them were healers and healed the third one, and third one kicked us for 5s spell school lock. Only double fear saved us (i’m playing lock) and even then barely, out of mana and hp <10%.
Fargodeep Mine on my priest last night - Kill one Kol and then bam 6 aggro from nowhere (must have respawned) I lol’ed as I was running like a chicken and then finally dying
moved then to lvling my Tauren had to kill some Gnolls, Bloody hell those guys have some aggro range kill one and then bam 3-4 more have walked in range and I’m running off with my tail between my legs. died so many times and laughing each time.
At level 13 now and died once so far, but I’m really try harding. And I got my totems that let me bravely run away.
At some point I was in a group with a bunch of other shamans, and you could see people with mana healing other people. That was just amazing that it was needed and that the cooperation worked so well. We had 1 mage in that group sheeping nicely to avoid problems. Absolutely awesome.
Yesterday i was tryin to tame the lion in mulgore and suddenly a kodo arrived and killed me.
After that it were 2 plainstrider. After i tried to ull 2 zhevras and arrived to join 3 screecher.
Ive seen many many skeletons around. Im proud to say some of them were mine!
It seems ridiculous to you because it’s in response to the ridiculous trend among modern MMOs that players should be gods from day 1 and the game should just be an interactive storybook with no sense of danger.