"Amazing game, but is far from the end all..."4.0 starson by Ebonfire
Pros: Tons of low and mid level content, and devoid of campers.
Cons: No endgame, repetitive actions, and a relatively easy to reach level cap.
Summary: I've prowled around MMO's for quite some time now, and I was suprised at how quickly I grew tired of WoW in relation to other games I've played....
Great interface, graphics, and the client runs smooth even on low end computers.
There is a mind numbing 2200+ quests in the game, but most are simple "go kill *x* creature type and return." I was very impressed in the beginning, but then I started to notice that it was just the same "kill, deliver, and escort" over and over.
Crafting system is fun, and most players seem to find it worthwhile if their willing to put in the time. I came from Star Wars Galaxies, and it has an incredibly complex crafting system, so I was not very impressed with crafting in WoW. High level equipment takes weeks, or sometimes months to assemble all the rare materials for one finished product. That was a big yawner in my opinion.
Endgame... I was happy to reach the level cap of 60, and I did a little dance around the room for 20 or so minutes. Then the repetitiveness of 3 high level raid instances came into play. I was handed the endgame, and it entitled running these instances 10 or 20 times looking for one item, and then rolling against others looking for the same item. The lack of a PVP honor system, and the absence of the promised battlegrounds gaveway to little reward at the end of the game.
PVP... Its a good all around system, and the addition of PVP servers should be enough for anyone who plays MMO's for the PVP element. There are blatant 1 vs 1 class imbalances, but there is nothing gamebreaking.
My bias: I quit in favor of a hectic class schedule, and because of the lack of enjoyable things to do ingame. Massively Multiplayer Onlines have become the great escape, but I think its better to choose life.
WoW the end all? Nope, nice try. Close though.
** This is my opinion, and I don't expect everyone to agree. Respectfully submitted.