I really think that TOR only did so adequete because it copy pasted about 80% of the game from Wow. Give it a few more months it will be flushed down the same hole as Rift, Conan, Aeon, Wahammer, etc. And Im just gonna say this now, so will Guild Wars 2. Blizzard really cornered the MMO market with wow.Anyway give MOP a chance, that trailer was obviously rushed tobe out in time for Blizzcon. I wouldnt have even minded it if it werent the way they presented it... "First we faced the demon lords of the burning legion... then death itself rose up against us... we survived the breaking of the world..." Then the badass music fades out to pandas lol.
I think the only thing that pisses me off with world of warcraft is that they keep increasing the level cap with every expansion. That level 60 everyone worked soo hard to perfect .. ruined by BC, that level 70 everyone then worked soo hard on, ruined by WotLK, that level 80 everyone had to master .. ruined by cata and all the "bind to battle.net" items. So now when pandas arrive ... all the 85's will become weak, all the content increased yet again.I understand the need for "bigger, better, newer" things. but i feel i would have much more pleasure playing this game if the original level cap was still in place, that casual new players didnt have to work for months in order to finally join senior players. And then take even longer to match others in "pvp". which to me is mostly a joke. I've experienced battles on other MMO's that had 3 factions, each numbering in 30-50 people all merging together to fight. THAT was PVP.Hell, I think I would enjoy this game more if doing raids and pvp actually benefited your faction as a whole and not just "yourself"That "neutral" zone to take over ... it unlocks an awesome NO limit, open world raid for the controlling faction that can get spoiled by the opposing faction if they take back the zone. That "war artifact" your faction just took into their territory ... it increases experience, money gain, crit chance, or even increased stats until its taken back. That raid that was completed, it just gave an excessive buff that lasts a day or two and through death to your whole faction.
You gotta love the irony... 7 years of WoW - World of Whinecraft!WHINE:1. To utter a plaintive, high-pitched, protracted sound, as in pain, fear, supplication, or complaint.2. To complain or protest in a childish fashion.3. To produce a sustained noise of relatively high pitch: jet engines whining.Pick the one you like the most:D
It seems like a big deal, but I really doubt that subscriber loss had much impact on the bottom line - after all, there are still over 10 million subscribers.Nothing will really kill WoW until Blizzard shuts down the servers for good.
Though, from what I've been hearing the Battlenet Friend Raids seem to be working as well; people on the different servers who are friends are grouping up to run the stuff....we'll see if that helps as well: Won't assist the guilds on servers, but may create something more.
I honestly feel like Cata could have been a content patch (1-60 revision/dungeon/world updates). Deathwing as a villain just fell kind of flat, it lacks the iconic presence of all the previous expansions. The problem I see is BC had 3 major lore villains from the WC3 games, LK had Arthas & Old gods, information about the Makers, etc, And then Cata was just like... some crap somebody pulled out of a hat. Oh boy a dragon. Hey I have one of those as a mount *snooze*.they could have taken a real step forward and gone with something really lore heavy like the emerald dream, and then done their panda tie in that way, or conversely focussed on the lore of the ancients/makers. Like Brann Bronzebeard discovering some kind of data leading to the credibility of the existence of the pandaren. But instead they went with the "post wrathgate/post LK world in chaos/all-out war/oh look a dragon" storyline and it just kind of fell flat. They took things that alot of people loved and kind of took them in a not-good direction. I had an active account from day 1up till they re-released ZA/ZG last year, and finally un-subbed. I'm not really a gamer, per-se, so it's really the only game I played. I'd like to come-back for MOP but WoW is quickly losing the spark that made me fall in love with it in the first place by alienating it's long-time subscription base and ignoring it's own vast wealth of intellectual properties.
What's dissapointing that after all the bad feedback Cata received overall from the active players, they still are satisfied............
I do like the worgen and goblins, that is one part of cata that I've been happy with since day 1. The goblins are so cute and the first section of their start zone is some of the most hilarious questing ever...the rest of theirs though sadly starts to drag out really bad and I don't like that I can't skip it once I've completed the zone once (need account wide achieves, get an achieve for completing it which unlocks the ability to leave early imo...same for worgen)I love the mood and feel in the worgen start areas and changing my tauren hunter to a worgen has been so awesome, still has the animalistic feel but I don't get stuck in doorways and feel like I have two left hooves :D
Too many hypocrites out there. Cataclysm was amazing. Pandaria will be too. I'm done.May I add that a lot of nostalgic people "think" the game was better during it's vanilla days, but honestly don't realize what they're talking about. True veterans would tell you how much the game has improved and been shaped to fit into our lives without consuming our whole day doing just one thing.
There is a huge difference even from 2 years ago (or is it 3 now O.o ) when I started playing. It is so much easier in general to get things. They're just taking out all the challenge. I'm kind of excited for MoP. A lot of cool things are going to happen...well they seem like they're going to be cool. Guess we'll find out! (Unless they ruin the female Pandaran model... Then I most likely wont be playing.)
i think the creators of WoW need to up there game. lets start with Cata, It was good but it is no WoLK and Dragon Soul is by far no ICC.. It seems like they just put together a quick unthought of expansion and marketed to it players.Now with this panda crap with so much more of the lore they could have used they go with pandas REALLY! i mean what is this WOW for 5year olds.... they need to get there stuff together and give us something we'll never forget>>>>>>>
Not a suprise to be honest... Im still playing, wont ever quit, but i understand why everyone quit. I was here since mid TBC, staying through pandaria but blizz has been dissapointing a lot.