Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of World of Warcraft players around the world who purchased the Cenarion Hatchling pet, we’ve raised a total of more than $1.9 million USD to support the ongoing earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. In May, we announced that for every Cenarion Hatchling purchased by July 31, 2011, 100% of the $10 USD adoption fee would be going to assist victims of this disaster -- and the community responded by opening up their hearts and wallets wide. Thanks again for your support and for helping to make an impact on the lives of those affected by these events.
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After composing...and deleting about 5 other posts on this subject...I finally think I can sum it up in just a short metaphor. For "many" of us, out first car probably wasn't all that nice. Mine was a 1969 Mustang (an amazing Classic now, but in 1986, it wasn't anything all the special....and it was a piece of crap at that). Even though that car had more issues than the character limit on posts could describe, at that time, it was THE BEST CAR....EVERRR!. After driving that car for a couple years, I had really made some improvements...fixed a lot of the problems, shiny new paint....you get the point. But even then, I started seeing newer cars and trucks, and my Mustang just wasn't as awesome as it was when I was 16. In 1990, I finally couldn't stand that car. It was old, it rattled, it didn't have A/C, or power windows, and it drove like a farm truck. So I traded it......for a 1990 Chevy Cavalier. Yes....I traded one of the most iconic American muscle cars for a 4 cyl economy car. But.....that car was THE BEST CAR EVERRR! It was new, shiny, power everything (except under the hood). I have continued that cycle now for 20+ years.....new car (best ever) becomes a boring piece of crap after a 3 or 4 year run. Every now and then I might get a new set of rims, or better sound system, and for a short while, the old car gets new life, but in the end, it always gets traded in.
Well, Magician... though you have a point about eventual boredom, on the rest of your point ("The car having no automatic windows, etc."), doesn't really apply. World of Warcraft has alternatives, but games trying to bring WoW down so far failed entirelly. There just isn't a game as polished as WoW is, and even if they bring new stuff to the table, they tend to fall short on those small, pesky things that end up annoying people, and are essentially the reason WoW's standing with such dominance. Your analogy implies that there are clearly superior alternatives out there, but for WoW, they're not obvious, crystal clear better.
This seems like a nice alternative to the WoW mindless gameplay that is becoming outdated fast. I was never a GW fan but now that I'm bored to tears I thought I'd look around and found this, which I'm sure all of you already have and I'm just late to the "party".http://www.arena.net/blog/guild-wars-2-design-manifesto
i had 4 accounts i closed one to reduce my monthly payments im sure out of the 11 million subscribers theres lots of people who have done the same.. specially to do the recruit a friend speed levelling for yourself
Do not care much if people leave the game, blizz surely does due they lose revenues. You still gotta remember wow is still huge compared to its competioners so it too fail hard will not happen in years aka dwindle down to extinction.There is probarly many reason who plays in why so many left atm, if the figure are correct completly.
I just canceled my subscription because:The new content sucks, it's the Tourney all over again with the Dailies and a single raid I have no interest in going to because I already killed Ragnaros 4 years ago, why farm gear just like I did when Cata came out to kill him again just with new loot? It's uninteresting and boring, and even my lore happy side could careless. Signing on for Cataclysm is just a huge effing chore when you hit 85 because everything is just point grinding and daily questing while they nerf every class except for mages. Making a ticket about ANYTHING is a mandatory 2 day wait, and your response isn't even related to the SIMPLE question you ask, so you make a new ticket and after doing this 3 times they dont bother responding. And no matter what you write on your survey the service wont get any better. They dont care as long as you paid them and as long as you continue to pay them and I will NOT shell out money each month for people who wont answer a yes or no question.And you know what? Rift was on sale that week for 20 bucks on Steam. I totally snagged it and am enjoying fresh new content in a brand new way while playing my other much more fun games. In fact, everything awesome is cheap on Steam and I buy cheap games faster than I can beat them and its FUN.TLDR: Wow sucks now. Whats the point? Im doing other stuff.
But there's a lot of what ifs. No one even knows what titan is/will be. People claim it'll be a WoW killer. Wasn't Rift supposed to be as well? The thing is they have something that is already working, but they are breaking it instead of trying to fix it.
I don't realy enjoy reading retarded comments but i had to say something here.Ppl complaining about what content is released and in what time are just kds who never got the chance to actualy raid.The world's best guld took 2-3-4 weeks to down Ragnaros on heroic which is something that you don't see after every new raid content.Making a new content requires time and Blizzard are allways trying to make t the best possible.There is no easy content! There are just people that were strong enough to deal with it one way or another.Half of the kids in this forums just want to look like grown ups and are talking crap.Do you think that Blizzard would have been the world's greatest Game company ever if they didn't know what they are doing?Those sub's they lost are just kids who could never even try the raid.I am a serious raider my self and i can tell that Firelands is one of the best raid's ever made and its entertaining in both normal and heroic.
Blizzard has now entered a state of were greed takes over their minds. The end of their company is getting closer...
Is no one taking into consideration the lack of funding some people have encountered over that last year? I know if I lost my job and it came down to $15 a month for a video game or $15 for food or shelter, the game would be gone. I think numbers will go back up as people find jobs. We've lost 4 just this month from our guild due to job loss and cut hours.
They are sticking to the same formula that made WotlK such a maligned expansion.People are leaving in droves because Blizzard seem content to listen to the vocal minority and fix things that aren't broken.Why should people work hard for gear, raid, raid heroic levels earn titles, then have that acheivement cheapened by Blizz nerfing the hell out of the content so every man and his guide dog can achieve the same a month or so later. And yeah all you (Ghetto Kingslayers) I'm looking at you.The draw of a game like WoW to many players is the achievement, the ability to get something very few others have.These days seeing a hunter with a rare pet impresses me more than seeing a raiding title.