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.