Trading Time for Gear?
In the World of Warcraft much of what you get is determined by the time you are willing to invest in the game. With the expansion almost here, Byron "Messiah" Mudry looks at how time invested in the game rewards players. Since in the World of Warcraft a lot of what you get is determined by the time you can spend in it, Messiah also seeks to answer the question of what is a positive and negative trade for the time you invest in the game.
I can come up with two great examples of time investment that I believe are very positive that exist in the game. The first is the players that spend time honing their PvP skill in arenas. Players come in at a certain level and then need to focus their energy and practice, practice, practice to get better. They need to spend an insane amount of time to get better at it. This is rewarded with the skill to defeat other teams in the arena system even though they may not have the same level of gear. In the arenas, many times (most times?) skill far outranks gear.
You can read all about the Messiah's opinion in the editorial - How Players Trade Time for Rewards in the World of Warcraft.
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