You can just about forget The Emerald Dream as a content patch seeing as how the book "Stormrage" dealt with what happened with the dream. All that action happened between the end of Wrath and the release of Cataclysm. Keep in mind, Turalyon and Alleria AND the corruption of the Bronze Dragonflight have yet to be dealt with, and Kil'Jaeden, Sargeras, more old gods, Kil'Jaeden, Sargeras(theoretically) and more old gods are still around as well.
Add new content besides new tier set all together! Give the fan base what they want! Housing! Guild keeps! Housing items!
Quicker expansions, sure, but please don't let us pay the full 35 euros for them every time. We already pay 13 euros each month to play this game, and let's face it, judging from their profits, this amount could be a little lower. Also we have to pay a lot of money for the additional services (20 euros for a realm change is not... change at all, it's a substantial amount of money). If they're going to release expansions twice as quick, it'll cost quite a bit more money as well. And don't forget the game becomes more and more steep for new players. In Vanilla, you'd only have to pay the initial cost of Wow, now you already have to buy Wow, The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm. Imagine in 2-3 expansions, you'd want to start playing... good luck paying over a 100 euros just to get started.Also, I think if expansions were released quicker, the story would evolve way too rapidly, and there would be way too much story telling to take in. I'm happy with the speed of the story in TBC, Wrath and Cataclysm. Expansions twice as quick would also mean a way quicker story line. I wouldn't like that.With that in mind, I'd rather see bigger patches quicker (like 4.2 being released at the time of 4.1), rather than entirely new expansions.
My money is on having to down Sargeras
I completely agree on the point you made about the guild relationships.I am with my guild for 3 years now,i know everyone and we have became realy good friends by raiding,doing pvp,events and other stuff together,and that is like you said one of the few things that keep me logging on wow.
Instead of Emerald dream, I'd bet on Argus for the next expansion.
I think by now they need more accessible races (Naga, Furbolgs, Gnolls, Ogres, etc) and content (starter zones, new instances/raids/professions/classes). Not to mention REAL disguises and more costumes for us silly casuals who like our fluff. Also....NEW FREKKIN' MODELS! How many bloody times have we seen them reuse, reuse, repaint, re-sex a model to fit their lazy needs? I can't even count them all!I'm also still very angry that little or no effort was really put into Worgen or Golbins being more, blended in with Cataclysm. They just sorta show up, Goblins somehow reshape Ashzara while the Worgen get slaughtered and then run to the elves, and then to Stormwind? Shouldn't there be more to this story? Probably. And I don't want to buy books or comics to continue that story before the expansion hit.I dunno, with all the rehashing, it seems one of my most favorite games is just becoming a snorefest... And the majority of new players are even more brainless than the Wrathkins. =/Here's hoping some of them get off their arses and do something about it! P.S. Blzz, try to keep up with Rift's releases. ;)
BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHReally? Their idea of 600K subscriptions canceled is that's because of people "DOING ALL THE CONTENT"? Seriously? No other reason come to their mind? None? Come on, PLEASE... Their own development department know that's not the reason, and made Rise of the Zandalari before the Firelands to try to correct their previous misconceptions, and yet they still say that absurd? Oh, come on...
Personally, I think you're all a bunch of whiney gits. You call yourself fans of the game when all you do is complain. Seriously! If you don't like the game anymore, quit! Don't sit and ruin it for everyone who still enjoys playing it. I've been playing World of Warcraft since the very beginning and I still love it as if I had just installed the game yesterday. Why? Because I'm a true fan of the game and that's what true fans do. They don't turn their back on it just as soon as it goes through a period of negativity.
No one thing can be blamed for dropped sub numbers, much as the causeheads like to push their pet complaint to the fore. All MMO's have a cyclic rise and fall of subs with new releases, both for their games and for other games as well. Just like I'm sure a certain amount of people got frustrated with mechanics changes to healing and boss fights that meant they couldn't stand in one place and push one button over and over to win every fight, and stopped playing. Same with people getting tired of playing, not feeling there's enough new stuff to do, etc. etc. etc.I have no doubt Blizzard is on top of things. They'll look at why it's happening and weigh the consequences of changing things to increase their income versus change causing additional loss.
@ OptimusJI made a general observation. It wasn't a direct attack on you specifically. I'm sure you're a lovely person with a heart of gold but I honour my early morning wank more than I honour your opinion. Also, I didn't say that everyone was a true fan. I said I was a true fan so please, read before you troll!
@ PsychoticLook I said what I said and I don't regret it. That's what I feel on the matter. If you want to hit me with some bull*!@# propaganda about governments and what not, then direct it to someone who gives a f**k!
Seriously considered quitting myself. Only due to the lack of OK players... I know they are trying to keep players by submitting to some of the QQ but it's getting ridiculous. Me(playing since BC) and my husband(Classic old fart) run a guild that has evolved into almost just for helping players learn how to play the damn game and the class they picked. I've got newer players that hit 85 eventually and we have to *try* and teach them how encounters work. Big emphasis on the try part! I don't even have words for how /facepalm it can be some days...
A main reason i notice a decline amongst my friends, is they are all tired of bots,hackers,and the broken economies the bots cause. On the realms i play on, there are a ton of bots farming cata ores and plants, and frankly it´s annoying that they don´t do much about it. Another reason i hear complaints and friends quitting, is the horrible experience in random dungeon finder, they might get grouped with a guy they cannot stand, that is ninjaing everything, and just plain being annoying. Yet when they go to vote kick him, it says they cannot be kicked for another 2 hours. Ive run into that one myself, and frankly it can be annoying, because you have to choose, whether to drop and wait for the debuff to wear off, or deal with the guy being an idiot, mostly on purpose. Also, as was stated before, need new models >_>, the recycled crap is old and boring now. new content, new models, and fix the hacking/botting, improved dungeon/raid systems, and people will be back before you can finish typing in your credit card number.