A better future doesn't mean the past was a hellhole
Posted by Troll Racials are Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 August 2012, 8:57 am
There is nostalgia, the biased view that the past was better.  And then there is the opposite, the biased view that the past was worse.  Note that I am not talking about analyzing past and present and picking the better one, but the biased process of picking one first and then shaping everything else to fit it.

Is WoW a better game than EQ?  I can't say for myself, but it seems so.  Is current WoW a better game than previous incarnations?  For me, no, I preferred BC.  That doesn't mean that I think BC was the perfect game.  It had problems.

Similarly, if you prefer the current WoW, that doesn't mean that all past versions of WoW were terrible hell-scapes of misery.  Nor does it mean that every single change to WoW was perfectly wonderfully better in all ways.

"Everything is better" is just as absurd as "everything is worse."



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