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Breakfast Topic: How would you change Cataclysm?

John Zakour

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There is no question in my mind that Cataclysm has made substantial improvements to WoW as a whole. Still, the game is far from perfect. Improvements can always be made. So, I got thinking if I could change any one thing in WoW, what would it be?

At first, I thought that's easy: Make Baby Spice more available. Baby Spice is great at taking care of inconsiderate people (I'm being polite here) who park their mounts on top of mailboxes or quest givers or whatever. But then I realized that's not really a design bug in the game so much as a certain segment of the players being inconsiderate.

Then I thought: Faster instances would be nice. I'm a busy guy right now and can't often afford to spend two straight hours in an instance. I miss the days of 20-minute VH runs. But then I figured, my being busy isn't really something Blizzard should worry about designing around.

Finally, it hit me: Archeology needs to be streamlined. I don't mind flying all over the world to play a game of Hot or Cold once, but I really get a little peeved playing three games of Hot or Cold. My change would be that once you reach a dig site and find the proper dig spot, that would be it. One hit gives you 5 to 12 artifacts, and then you are on to the next site.

If you could change any one thing about Cataclysm, what would it be?

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