Overwatch team announced Workshop, an editing tool for Overwatch which allow people to make maps and heroes, it gives Blizzard new ideas and content for the game, this is not the first time Blizzard did this.
Warcraft 3 have a world editor which can be used to make maps and even entire games, games like League of Legends started as Warcraft 3 mod, Warcraft and its mods still popular today and many stream it and watch these streams, so i hope the remastered version of it keep the world editor.
Now imagine WoW team release a WoW editor, what would you do with it? the idea is not hard to imagine, few MMOs have or had tools for players to make their own maps and quests or dungeons and the developer choose the best of these and put it in the game.
In fact i wonder why Blizzard didn’t do that yet? any video game with ability to modify the content or create it easily find a loyal base of players who make content for it and share it with others for free.
Now let’s imagine Blizzard made WoW Workshop, what would i do or at least try to do with it?
More quests, i wrote about this before, a variety of quests in each zone, crafting quests, fishing and cooking quests, dailies, bosses, world quests, bonus activities, basically the systems are in the game, just not in the old content, so bring them to old zones.
Class quests, i really wish they bring back these and add more, change them if they must, some old Classic quests require traveling around the world to learn a skill for some classes, maybe this is not a good idea for the current game … ok, change them so the players at low level don’t need to walk for days to just get a totem or durid form.
Solo dungeons, i’m not letting this idea go, there is no law says that dungeons should be a group content, each zone could have one solo dungeon, short one but provide some kind of challenge.
Inn activities, i feel sad every time i go to an inn to set my hearthstone, the place is full of wasted potential, imagine mini games, story telling, treasure or monster hunting start from there because some NPCs hints.
Long escort quests, i know … i really know, some or many people hate this kind of quests, but they are optional, every time i see Stormwind Traveling Merchant i wish he ask for protection while he travel to Stormwind, while he is in Stormwind he turn into a vendor providing some unique and cool items, then he goes back and in need of protection.
This remind me of Guild Wars 2 and some zones where you have to do this, a merchant travel and you just need to be around them to protect them and by the end of the mission you get experience.
Scale down and help low level players, i saw this idea in Everquest 2, high level players could play in a group with low level players, both get benefits and the content is still provide challenge because the high level player is scaled down.
Non combat PVP, why PVP should be all about killing each other? make it a competition for something, like the yearly event in Silithus where Horde and Alliance compete to put their flags on Ahn’qiraj for the rest of the year.
I’ll stop here, sometimes i wish WoW is totally different game but turning it into what i like may kill it for most players, Blizzard can’t make a game for everyone … anyway, that’s all 🙂