Cue endless THE SKY IS FALLING posts.Let's face it; I've played WoW for four years and I'm starting to get a little bored with it. Imagine if you started in Vanilla. It's a nearly 10 year old game, of course the subscriber base is falling.THE SKY IS FALLING!Nah, I figure it has something to do with repetitive pve, unbalanced pvp, and some sort of lack of "a new adventure!" feel to new xpacs. Meh, something along those lines.
I've been playing since late 2005 and still love it. I think the only question is "where's the bottom?" Guys like me will keep playing as long as there's new content...and probably a couple years past that.
Forgive my ignorance but what is CRZ?Cross Realm Zones
Forgive my ignorance but what is CRZ?Cross Realm ZonesThank you!
I've also read over on the WoW forums that a lot of people have refused to pay $25 to move off dying servers, and instead have quit the game.And, you know why those servers are dying? It's because they don't have any of the benefits of low pop servers anymore, because of CRZ, just the negatives.All IMHO, of course.Cheers.I totally agree, when CRZ hit, my medium server seems full, I've logged to diff. servers but they are all either the same or high pop now, so im about to quit, I'm tired of dealing with everyone else's server-trolls
Blah blah blah, end of WoW.Blah blah blah it's because of _____.Blah blah blah i'm gonna keep playing anyway.There, I feel like i've contributed now. =D
I've been playing since late 2005 and still love it. I think the only question is "where's the bottom?" Guys like me will keep playing as long as there's new content...and probably a couple years past that. Was wow your first mmo and have you tried any others?
hopefully now blizz will somehow merge dead servers or at least create a battlegroup auction house. for one of the first games to implement an economy it's not quite enjoyable without one.
I have already stopped paying for WoW for similar reasons to yours...Not because I dislike the game, but that I just do not have enough time to play anymore.
With the majority of the losses in asia it's clearly obvious why WoW is losing subscribers: League of Legends and Dota 2. World of Warcraft is an expensive game, and many players in Asia don't actually own a computer they rent time from a PC bang. Since there's now a legitimately free game (unlike BW or WC3, which were heavily pirated) the culture is shifting massively in favor of free-to-play Lords Management games, and the Asian PC bang culture is one of the biggest slices of WoW's subscriber pie.It is not related to anything blizzard has done recently, it's all because of other gaming opportunities growing.This guy hit it right on the money. Bliz, overall, has been doing great things. Obviously there are still things to legitimately complain about, but its positives have shot up tremendously since Cata's reign.If I do have a bone to pick personally, its simply the horrendous graphics that Blizzard fails to update in both the old world, old equipment, and our player characters (ALL non-pandaren), and the still crazy amount of dailies. 5 dailies a day per toon should be the limit of what I NEED to do for a chance at upgrading, not 12-25, which is ridiculous even with commendation badges. LFR is also a huge grind with alts, and I feel that it should be given less importance for endgame expectations for casuals, who specifically don't raid because of the complexity, time, and organization involved (PuGs don't help with the boss fights, only with getting into the raid!). I would also like my numbers to seem more meaningful with them finally doing the number squish to fight ilvl inflation, but I doubt they'll implement that this expansion.For positives, the lore is great, the landscape is great, the characters are great. Gameplay does not feel stale with all the variety of rares and mini-bosses, and I feel powerful when surviving it on low-ilvl items. PvP, despite the amount of CC, is not horrid as before. People seem to forget that what seems OP today, was absolutely nothing from what some classes could do in the past. ToT was absolutely awesome, near there with Ulduar. Yes, Ra-den was basically destroyed because Bliz did not have the foresight to see what Raids could do to him, but all other bosses were great for the normal and heroic raid experience. True bosses.
I've debated canceling my account a number of times. I'm like many people, I have school and family to juggle. CRZ makes leveling horrible. Waiting in line for quest mobs or trying to level professions...Then there's dailies. You don't "have" to do them, they say, but if you don't.... that makes gearing ridiculous. I'm on a dying server so I can only raid on one toon, and not much oppurtunity to pug. "But you can transfer servers"... at what.... 25 bucks a pop.... Quitting seems the more sensible option
I started In Classic and I'm still playing /shrugWhen I say Classic I mean Pre AQ gate opening Pre Naxx Pre 1st Leveling Nerf etc etc
I understand that Blizzard is a business and their aim is ofcourse to make money.But, surely it's obvious if they made free server transfers available it would solve a lot of problems.Too many players are refusing to pay to move off a dead server or simply can't afford it.
I've been playing since late 2005 and still love it. I think the only question is "where's the bottom?" Guys like me will keep playing as long as there's new content...and probably a couple years past that. Was wow your first mmo and have you tried any others?For some reason I replaced WoW with the name of a random female, MMO with woman, and play with um... well i'm sure most of you can see the parallels.
The reason is simply that we just got too much too fast and too easily. I have personally gotten everything i ever wanted this game(ok my warrior is lacking Emerald Legplates)so i quitted a week ago. There´s nothing to conquer anymore, i do cba those Cata and MoP raids they just ain´t what raids used to be. WoW has lost it´s"magicness". Healt boost in Cata was one reason. Ofc it solved many things but it also made this game too easy. And there´s only few cool looking items after WoTLK. I did prefer Vanilla and TBC items when i transmogged something even if i never played during them i started just before WoTLK. It´s so sad that a real good game is ruined by few people..
IMHO, i dont think that WoW its dying because of the content (dailies, CRZ, etc), we have to renember that in Europe a lot of people got financial problems, so its hard to them to buy prepaids, but speaking of Asia, i think since the some "farming gold tricks" has been "destroyed", a lot of Asian players are leaving the game because they cannot farm gold like before. But speaking of content, i see MOP a great "recovery" of CATA, in fact some new features like the Pet Battles and Farm were well recive by the players, but speaking of CRZ was implemented with the idea to make the low populated areas more... "lively".Lately a lot of people are speaking about a F2P WoW, but like others games with limitations, but a game like that its sucks because people will abandon the game in a couple of months (2-3), Blizz need the money to "haste" the development of the game.
A lot of people seem to be quitting because the game has got more time consuming since Wrath , some people dont have time to do raids or level alts through doing dailies .Maybe a solution would be to make rep tabarbs bound on account once you have got one on your main , that way alts can just get rep through dungeons instead of having to start all over again gaining rep via the same dailies .Times have changed and the players nowadays expect or want things more easily .
You hit the nail on the head. I've got a job, and a family to worry about now. Many of us that were younger when WoW came out and have been playing for nearly ten years are starting to realize that it's just not worth the time.They could make it 10x less of a time sink and I'd still not want to play. I just have more important things to do.I can play my Fallout or any other single player game for 1 hour a day and come back to the same character with no repercussions. There's no one to fall behind. I quit WoW six months ago and have been rediscovering my Steam library and I'm happy that I did.
Clearly if WoW had addressed my specific pet peeve, they wouldn't be in this dire situation (not uncommon for the middle of the expansion). Oh wait, no, I'm actually still playing, so clearly my thing wasn't actually enough to make people quit in droves.
So enjoy your solo game while it lasts but Blizzard and the majority of the playerbase don't agree with your wish to play a solo game so your time is limited.Are you willingfully ignoring what those who dislike CRZ have said? Please find me any single quote from either Wowhead or from the Official Forums from someone who says they preferred WoW before CRZ because it was a single player game and Mists suddenly made it an MMO.