Brilliantly designed areas and characters and plotlines, not many cheating bosses, and the kill & collect quests have been nerfed so it's easier. All that being said, my Balance (who was grossly too high-level for where they were) barely scratched his way by Belloq with the help of a Henchman. I hate Belloq after that, looking forward to showing him who's boss again soon enough though.
Who likes it?? I abhor it and all of my friends do too. But they did make it a lot easier by getting rid of a few collecting quests.
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I went through when it was packed full of Defeat and Collect quests and didn't enjoy it at all. A friend of mine actually ended up quitting Wizard101 due to the world. I'm very happy the world has had the amount of grind greatly reduced; I'll have to work back to it on another wizard to see if it's fun, now.
The story line is awesome, the theme is awesome, and the mobs are not too hard and not too easy. The collecting quest problem has been nerfed so it isn't that annoying anymore and now the people who complain about the collecting quests are just exaggerating.
I've always liked the storyline of Zafaria - but not until recently have I liked the quests. When I first did Zafaria on my ice, it was super hard ( anyone who played it before the nerf knows how annoying the defeat and collects were ). But now, my second time doing it, on my storm I've enjoyed it, since its a bit easier.
I loved Zafaria from the moment I entered, those defeat and collect quests never bothered me and I managed to solo a good portion of the dungeons there. It's the music, scenery, and the NPC's you meet that makes Zafaria one of my favorite worlds!
I like it because the KingsIsle programmers have somehow written code for the Mirror Lake battle that is able to modify the outcomes on the fly. It doesn't matter if I go in with 3 other wizards, or do it solo. The average battle is 26 minutes. It really doesn't matter. If I get a shadow pip right away, then I will get chain stunned. Or if not chain stunned, then I won't critical. And if I am in the battle with 3 other wizards, then nobody knows what day of the week it is, and it takes 26 minutes anyhow. The funny part is, that after 6 times each, I've reached the point where the average has stopped changing by more than a minute. The average solo battle is 0.22 minutes greater than with 4 wizards. That is some awesome programming!
I think you should be asking why "most people DISLIKE Zafaria". Zafaria for the most part is mob quests, and there are very few mobs, so you wind up defeating the same creatures over and over and over.
To me Avalon has the best pace or mix between mob and boss battles, whereas Zafaria is just very tedious and slow paced.
glad the nerft the collect quest I started when it first came out and I like how hard it was and the detail and time they took with the story now it feels a littile boring with it being so easy but what can you do enough players complain that what happens