If they hadn't released world of pandas and just gone straight for return of the burning legion or whatever expansion they are planning next, skipped all these freaking dailies and stopped with this corrupt BS about an ingame shop which you have to pay real money to get stuff from, then they wouldn't be dropping this many subsrcibers.
Regardless of how many subs they've lost, 7.7 million is still MASSIVE. They're making millions of dollars every month from the subscriptions ALONE. That's not counting race changes, faction changes, Armored Bloodwings and Celestial Steeds that happen EVERY DAY. No matter what people think, WoW will not die anytime soon.
This is hardly surprising given that the game is almost 9 years old. The long term consequences of this will probably be delayed content, and they are already set up for realm depopulation with virtual realms. What is going to be funny is the number of people in the press calling Dooooooom! when every other MMO is struggling to reach 1 million customers.Less is more.There are a lot of players who fail to grasp or embrace the fact that this is an MMO, and these are the ones who seem to be crying out for faster content, and refuse to socialize."more more more now now now, everything for free, I don't want to try, gimme my fix NAO!"Just my opinion but the quicker this game loses the casual gamer feel, the better.Good riddance!
Well since Blizz made bank,they could lower monthly subscription fee's. Most people cant afford to play games with fee's anymore.This wont hurt there bank accounts at all =P!
Well since Blizz made bank,they could lower monthly subscription fee's. Most people cant afford to play games with fee's anymore.This wont hurt there bank accounts at all =P!Lowering monthly subscription fees will be a viable option from us consumer's point of view :D, unfortunately not from Blizzard's point of view...
Why does everyone assume Titan will replace WoW? Even if Titan is the most awesome game in the universe, I don't want to start a new MMO from scratch. I have countless hours invested in WoW -- the mounts, the pets, the professions, etc. I don't really want to start over with another game. I have enough addictions already.I realize it's a mistake to assume everybody else thinks the way I do. But the fact is, the most successful non-WoW MMOs out there can barely scrape to one tenth of WoW's player base. Why does everyone think everybody will jump on Titan one day just because Blizzard says, "Ta-dah! Here it is! Everybody move!"My prediction is that Titan does really well by normal MMO standards, maybe the second biggest MMO ever, but enough people will stay on WoW that Blizzard can't afford to shut it down.
Cue the cries of THE SKY IS FALLING.Meh, every other MMO in the market has to poop bricks just to reach the 3 million mark. Besides I don't play this game because "everyone else does so". I play it because I find it fun, and will continue to do so until the day its not fun for me anymore. So the amount of subscribers is of no consequence to me, as long as wow is fun I'll play it, and as along as its profitable blizzard will keep it online (And the game would have to go below 1 million players to stop being profitable)
Things that would make the next expac sell / bring people back1. New Player Models.2. Shift to Free to Play, Make further use of the ingame store3. Make further use of dynamic events and things MoP brought to the game people liked4. Follow up of 1, make a new character creator. Allow everyone to change just once5. Make the game prettier, as much as possibleAnything else im missing? Didnt mention fix pvp or bring back the cookie cutter talent system because i like how it is myselfmaking wow free to play will destroy it. free to play will most likely mean it will become pay-to-win like almost every free to play game out thereI will quit if it becomes F2P. F2P is TRASH.
Well since Blizz made bank,they could lower monthly subscription fee's. Most people cant afford to play games with fee's anymore.This wont hurt there bank accounts at all =P!Why?$15 is nothing, if you can't afford that per month you have bigger problems. A subscription game provides a way for those on a low budget to constantly get value for money and content.Compared to the price of console games, and the lifespan of those games it is really nothing.Personally I no longer buy PS3 or 360 games, Wow keeps me entertained to the point that games I have bought, or rented have more or less gone unplayed. So in my eyes yeah $15 I'll take that all day long that's a $40 per month saving.*EditPlus as an extra bonus my sexuality/ethnicity is challenged a whole lot less. Give me a choice between the scum of WoW and the Xbox-live it's pretty much a no contest.
Bring back the old dev guys and kick gc and company. Less arrogance more imagination.
Well since Blizz made bank,they could lower monthly subscription fee's. Most people cant afford to play games with fee's anymore.This wont hurt there bank accounts at all =P!Why?$15 is nothing, if you can't afford that per month you have bigger problems. A subscription game provides a way for those on a low budget to constantly get value for money and content.Compared to the price of console games, and the lifespan of those games it is really nothing.Personally I no longer buy PS3 or 360 games, Wow keeps me entertained to the point that games I have bought, or rented have more or less gone unplayed. So in my eyes yeah $15 I'll take that all day long that's a $40 per month saving.If you can't afford $15 a month, you probably shouldn't be playing. Removed
If you look at the history of WOW Titan is just the name used for the next X-PAC.
And still they won't unban me even though I'm willing to pay.You have to do an awful lot to get a permanent ban from Blizzard. Generally speaking, their failures to handle several situations in the game have isaff far, far more customers than they ever lose by bans.-I am hoping the next expansion is something truly spectacular. Cata was okay. MoP is "okay". Neither were comparable to BC or LK for their "suck you in" factor. Pet battles are great and all, but we need to see alterations to some of the ways things are handled. I'd like to see more quests - dailies in particular, since Blizz is so enamoured with them - which aren't "go gather six fibrillating gonkulators and kill eight kobolds. Again. Like the last 30 days".I would also like to see guilds get guild halls. Instances open only to members of that guild. Imagine being able to furnish them, with both aesthetic items AMD truly useful items... Like a banker, an auctioneer, a reforging NPC, etc. And for premium prices, perhaps portals to various locations.
If you look at the history of WOW Titan is just the name used for the next X-PAC.Um...no it's not; Titan is not even the actual name of the property, just the place holder for the program at this time. They've already told us that the Titan Project has nothing at all to do with the existing Blizzard properties.
If you got out, why are you still trolling forums?
I've been playing since TBC and I absolutely loved it. I loved old vanilla too, I loved how everything was hard. I thoroughly enjoyed Wotlk. The introduction of BoA's was a very minor spoonfeed as it was only two pieces and they were relatively hard to get (if you were actually trying to gear up your char, the alts would have to take a back seat).Now, you can pretty much gear your alts in full BoA's, the rewards from dungeons and quests go up and the actual exp needed to ding has been slashed. I've been moaning about this exponentially increasing spoonfeed for literally years, and I've seen this game go from a stupendous, intricate, challenging MMO to something more like it's retarded second cousin which you hoped to never bump into but you feel it inevitable because of family gatherings.Cataclysm brought many changes I disliked. As I predicted, many people (who felt the same) left the game. I bought MoP in the hope that maybe Cata was a blip. From my point of view it was 50/50 to get worse or better. Unfortunately, it got worse. To those who will question 'Why you still playing then?', the answer is pretty simple, I spent almost 20 quid on this expansion and I might as well play til that expansion is done. I'm a completist, even though now it sadly hurts to see this expac to the end.People suggest that those that left 'grew up'. I've grown up with the game, and the game is still (decreasingly) part of my life. The one sanctuary I felt safe and secure and challenged was pretty much f*cked over with the PvP changes.Blizzard sold out, I've been saying it for years and I'll keep saying it until the sinking vessels weight pulls me under. They focused on the $ and made the game easy to attract the new softcore players.In my view, this is how they will bring back subs:1. Bring back old pvp. No spoonfeeding. You make it, or you break yo'self foo'.2. Bring back raids that are technically difficult, don't just increase HP of a boss.3. Serious nerf of pretty much all classes. Questing/leveling PvE has been easy too long, I recently finished my Ironman toon with moderate ease, this would've been unthinkable back in the good ol' days.4. Take out these ridiculous BoA's. These noobs powerlevel 1-90 and know about 2% of WoW-lore, which is honestly a huge shame and a waste.5. Stop the spoonfeed6. Bring back hardcore7. Stop the spoonfeedI wouldn't make the game free to play, but I would definitely look at reducing subscription fees. £8.99 a month for an increasingly sub-par game is ridiculous. It's not about me not having enough money or worrying about paying this. I literally don't think it is worth this amount at this moment in time. I haven't for two years. But I still cling on hoping, hoping and hoping. Eventually I will stop, because like the 3 million who have left, there's only so much disappointment I can take.
:) bin playing wow from the start and has not stopped :)
Questing/leveling PvE has been easy too long, I recently finished my Ironman toon with moderate ease, this would've been unthinkable back in the good ol' days.The 'good ole day'...you mean where if you had a group quest, you'd be standing around for possibly hours at a time, depending on your server, unable to complete it? The days of running from one side of the world to the other for a lousy 100 exp? The days of the run all over the zone to collect a &*!@ ton of items for one measly quest in a dungeon?Uh huh, those were the 'good' days /roll eyesEdit: The time of Vanilla and BC were not the good ole days, they were the days of the endless grind where if you were lucky, you'd get to see the end content.
WoW has always been, and will continue to be my fav MMO. I've been around since the beginning, and see a lot of truths being spoken. My wife and I started playing when we were youngin's and have grown. We still play, just not everyday like old, maybe have a chance to hop on once or twice a week. We have jobs and 2 kids now that require most of that time. We've tried the other MMO's that have come down the line, and have always come back to WoW. Mists was beautifully done and I await what expansions may come. We'll be here till it's last days, if that ever happens, I hope to be able to teach my kids how to play. Proud to be one of those 7.7 million (which is still and incredible number to me, how many other MMo's have that number?)
Yes exactly...those were the good old days.Running around and waiting for people to help complete a group quest kept you occupied and playing.It was a time sink. To do anything important took time and maybe some effort.