Runescape chose all three actually. They revamped the art, they redid the quest design, and they added voice acting.
Idk what baffles me more… blizz not adding voice acting that literally every game has as a feature to progress their story or someone defending them for ommiting a common practice feature that should be in their games…
I havent even talked about how the story progress and cutscenes are locked behind rep grind. What a fart in the face to the people playing.
Im having fun with the game since there is so mich content ive missed, but I do not see how the people who have played for so long have stayed subbed… its so mediocre.
And the arguement of budget is moot. They stopped an addon from even voicing the text! The excuse they had was it added to their in game performance. Yet there is no performance! Its just text! MMOs should have both voice acting and text you can find within the world… I mean come on.
Every elderscrolls game has had both. Why cant an expansion for WoW have it? Youre paying $40 for the expansion + monthly game time! There is no reason and no excuse to not have it in the game… again, its lazy and a bad decision.
Quick edit: also, on the art thing… the new areas look good… but they havent done anything to the old ones since the last time they updated the graphics… so you make a new character and the areas look like pixelated dog barf.
When you level up you slowly find your way into newly upgraded graphical areas lol. So the budget for art is a moot point too. How about redo the art on everything? Not just the one new area? Its weird. You go from ps1 graphics to ps3 within 10 levels. Lol
Its not really a problem cause w/e but you brough the art thing up so thought id mention that.