Ok this is why i rarely play and am on the verge of quiting wow, just my own opinion ive played for around 6 years now and im now 25 i work night shift and have a family now 2 kids which in wrath and start of cata i did not so now i can not spend the nights raiding i just do not have the time, but that did not kill the game for me what did in this xpac is several things i dislike dailies too the extreme, scenario's are a waste of time i still like 5 mans tho but the game is increasingly becoming a scenario focuses game wich is lame just my opinion their. so now i dont have the time too raid i thought well ill just become a lfr player wich isnt that bad but after you wait a casual 40mins+ (if you are not a healer) then spend a hour or two depending if it isnt a wipefest wich then you could end up there for 3 hours( its happened too me before 3 hours srsly it happens) only to get a all mighty slap in the face of 30g i dunno it just seems like a waste of time 5 hours for nothing in any game is not acceptable and the elitist attitude of some other players is disgusting it seems as tho you are forced to apologise for not having 6 hours every night too spend raiding. sorry if this statement of my opinion isnt perfectly worded or edited but meh this is just my little opinion take it what ever way you want
vp was meant to be the counter too it if you did not have the time too raid you could just get vp gear but now that requires reputation grind and with the dailies and the lfr time sink its just unbearable
Honestly, there's a huge amount of problems. First and foremost, the game is almost 9 years old. All of the content from past expansions is dead. Everyone has played through it hundreds of times, and whereas 85 out of the 90 levels is old content, the game has grown dull for the most part. The community as a whole changed drastically during Cataclysm. The majority of the people who play now are just !@#$%^&s. I remember playing during WotLK, and even if I asked the most stupid and obvious question, trade chat would blow up with kindhearted answers. Now, it's nothing but insults and trolls. It's really a drag. What's more, LFR is dreadful. Having a once-a-week chance to get some gear, if it even drops, against 24 other people, who are different each week, it's the biggest pain in the ass ever. It should work just like DF, where you can do it over and over again and be eligible for loot each time. The amount of dailies that are required for rep and gear is atrocious. The graphics are outdated. The cost of Character/Guild Services is extremely expensive. Adding levels to guilds ruined that experience for me, because now people just want a level 25 guild, nothing else matters... Killed the chance for smaller guilds to thrive.Some changes that would be nice:-Refurbished graphics/animations-Either free Character/Guild services, or a limited weekly amount of free services.-Removal of name restrictions. Names should be restricted to Accounts, not servers, using our BattleTag ID.-Cross Server trading of Heirlooms.-All races should be able to play any class.-All hairstyles should be available to all races. What is limiting a race from styling their hair a certain way?-Along with that, deeper character customization: Height & Weight, Eye color, scars & tattoos, first and last names (like every NPC in the game...), etc...-Faction selection for all races, just like the Pandaren. Maybe I want to roleplay a Blood Elf that defects from the Horde and joins the Alliance, or a Worgen that has a darkside and wants to aid the Horde instead.-Gathering Professions should be Secondary Professions, and we should be able to master 2 Primary Professions (without sacrificing the skills to gather what we need).-Removal of guild levels, or a change to how they affect the guild. Perks should be awarded individually to each member based off their rep with the guild, that way, someone who has just joined a guild wont get the perks until they have worked towards the guild and proven themselves.-Individual Class Specializations for both PvE and PvP, so that people will quit ^&*!@ing about something that works perfectly fine in PvE being overpowered in PvP...I could probably think of more, but that's all I got at the moment!
Not sure if someone else mentioned this already, but am I the only one wondering why they think streamlining the process of returning to WoW is a good idea? Make the game something people WANT to come back to, and they will jump through firey hoops to do so. Nobody cares if it's easy or not. IMHP. The one thing i do think would help is listening to the ideas of subscribers. I know not everyone's ideas are gold, but if a majority of people seem to think something is bad, (crz, dailies, etc...) do something to fix it. I'm not saying remove those features, obviously some people will like them. Instead, find creative ways to fix the issues. Like having some servers that are crz exempt, or something at least. Instead of keeping a broken system, do something to fix it. Just my two cents. Have fun everyone :)
The problem is they think they can charge all this money for subscription, realm transfers, etc...when 4million people refuse to pay so much for that ^&*!. Blizz acts like the game is the same as back in bc and wotlk. Its not. Get over it and make the game less time consuming, take away random $%^& like armor repairs and rez sick that only make the game worse, and charge less money. Only then will the game return. If it wasn't so much money for an average income then many many people would come back.
Yea Wow is certainly near its Deathbed. Might even become a Free game in a online Vault, who knows. I played when Wrath was starting around 3 or 4 years ago. I don't remember the "good" days of wow. I just recall Wrath being the best, I was pretty disappointed with Catta as it just did't feel fresh like Wrath, and I loved MoP until the you hit 90 an theres very little to do. Really, if there was one thing I think Blzzard should do is start there program team an create new instances. Thats one thing they did't do so great in Mop. There was very few instances in Mop as good as the one they had I feel they could f done better. most expansions have over 12 Instances an this mer 9 Dungys is not even close much compared to Classic an BC, another thing they outa do with the whole Phase thing is start upping old zones. All they gota do is set the mobs a higher level, add a few quests an bingo you get something to do in a Area you might of skipd in your leveling days. I mean they put strangely placed high levels in like level 30 zones an such, I loved how they brought 85 stuff into Strangle thorn, but to my disappointment that did't last long. My complain is that Blizz needs to stop dalies an find a way for the high levels to do something that not grinding. An not battle pet type stuff, I mean stuff that wil catch our eyes, Outdoor pvp events, random events that start up in worlds, more out door raid boss's. Any thing but more dalies. As a few ohers said using 9 lv 90s for rep grinds is not fun, maybe manage it so they all can share rep bars, an yes the Phase issue, I'm not really caring about it, whats the point of choosing a realm when you wil still be seen on another sepreate realm right? It also screws up my 2 seater mounts making that just useles. Wow was considered my favorite game of all time, it passed up even my consol game which i never thought that could happen. But I will stay with Wow till its end if I must but I just want to see improvement not just Lazy add ons. You need to think about your players Blizz an not just about the money. I just don't think Blizz cares as much as they used to, Sometimes I think they might be becoming there own race of Goblins. >.<
Indeed. LFR, Dailies, farming Charms, all this ruined WoW. Before, WoW was all about logging in and having fun - and even hardcore raiders didn't have to invest ALL their time. Now WoW is 90% responsibilities - go do that LFR, go do those dailies, go get those charms... I'm sorry, but I used to be a hardcore raider, have some realm first achievements, but investing 5-6 hours a day in WoW was enough. With all the rep farming and all that bull%^&*, I now have to invest 9 hours + in order to progress properly. I'm sorry Blizzard, but this "log in periodically and do bull&*!@ in exchange for free gear" tactic is not going to work. And LFR. God, how much LFR ruined raiding. I won't even begin.