The problem is that we've replaced frustration with boredom. Tell me, have you stopped playing a game more times because you were bored, or because you were frustrated because something took a bit longer? The problem these days is that there is a lack of inconvienience. Back in the day things were more frustrating, so we complained about them on the forums (eventhough we still played the game and enjoyed it when we accomplished something; Blizzard then spoonfed is so it's less frustrating but we consume the content so fast we're bored to tears. I'm not talking about difficult in raids by the way. This isn't a good way to go about a game, especially if the game makes it's money through a subscription that can be canceled if the game is too boring.
More or less, I love playing on my Blood Elf Warrior but i am just getting bored of it or just weighted down because of other games through steam. I have played since Naxx Wrath of the Lich King and I sorta missed that, right now I don't expect a free 2 play just because some god damn cosmetic TF2 hats and exp boosts, In fact. That is really really good because of getting an alt from lvl 20-ish to level 90 is extremely time consuming and takes about a week or two "no-life" wow to get it up to 90 at my phase. 7.7 Million subscribers is still good. And people can continue whine about "Wow nut bin 10 million subzZzZz" That's fine. I just getting tired of it and most people who have played since BC is understanding that it is fun but with either alot of other games or just Real life issues you can't expect to pay 130 SEK or 15 euros per month for it to like do a raid or two then go to work or play something else.I will place this message here: WOW WILL NOT GO TO FREE TO PLAY CAUSE OF HATS!
OMG ONLY 7.7 MILLION! PANIC PEOPLE! Are you kidding me? They are still by far the largest MMO in history! I love this game and I have multiple accounts about 10 (multibox lol) but 1 on active now. I have different mains because I really love things about each class however I do suck an dislike playing a rogue at high levels so I don't. I play my lock the most. Maybe it's down because the economy sucks the big one! I have been playing since the end of BC about 2-3 months before Lich King. I however never knew how to really play until 3.2 when an unsuspecting boss of mine that was a huge wow player and well established turned me on to Elitest Jerks. I learned and since then read noxxic an icyveins and tankspot. I really wish I would have started earlier cuz I had several friends that were playing but at that time I just played RTS's. So the things that annoy me that I would change if I owned the company are,1. Close about 10-15 servers to eliminate the ghost town servers, and make those peeps transfer to any server that's low to medium. This would then make more servers medium-high populated to help even out the Haves and the Have Nots. Have you seen prices for the things on low servers AH?2. Offer free transfers off high/locked servers like Area 52 for individuals and esp guilds with gifts like a free mount, sub fees, pets, valor/justice, gold, or a transmog tier like say tier 3 and make some goofy achievement for it!3. Take 4 servers and make them Vanilla 2-pvp& 2-pve only servers 1-60 you can only trans out an not in. Maybe for BC as well after.4. Lower the outrageous fees for race/faction and transfer fees by 50% make it permanent!5. When designing the mounts and selling them for money make them faction specific colored. Nobody on the horde side wants a pretty mount. Make horde mounts red/black themed with spikes and fire and evil! Make alliance mounts blue gold pretty an girly! lol6. Let us queue up in df for Heroic scenarios!7. Make the reputation account wide either after 1 or 2 toons reaching exalted. I say 2 would be fare.8. Make things like sigils of power/wisdom and motes of harmony bind on account.9. Take away the cooldowns for previous an expac profession items like Alchemy items or separate the cd's by expacs.10. Bring in a Satyr race for horde so I can make my Lock more f-ing evil!I so want to go to a Blizzcon soon!
The responses in this thread are sad.
how about allowing every race to play every class?that may get people coming back .adding a couple new races AND actually having the racial abilities actually have an effect on your character.as it is now they matter very little.also adding content for low end characters would help.everything added is always end game.oh and btw blizzard not everyone has 5 lv90 alts to send gold to their new lowbie alts.so making gold easier to earn at lower levels will help new people also. so many get frustrated at all the grinding for little rewards they stop playin. just sayin.
Interesting. Hopefully this will not impact the current (excellent, actually) customer service and responsiveness to community feedback. I am among a group of adult (ok, old!) gamers who are coming into/back to MMOs like WoW as we have more time to play as kids grow up. Friends my age are playing with their kids (or grandkids). Face it, you may well have been pwned by somebody's Granny!Going after teenagers is only one possible market for Blizzard.
One thing that seriously burns me now while I have been raiding a lot in lfr is for the Locks out there. When you enter a raid and subsequently before the boss lay down a friggin SOULWELL! When I play my lock this is what I do for everybody cuz I know that healing can be dodgy at times. When I'm on an alt I will always ask for lock stones but either the locks can't read or they don't know. For all that is holy just drop a sw! Also for the noob locks you can battle rez with a soul stone during a fight for tnks/heals/highdps. I stopped SSing peeps and just brez tanks/heals high dps. I will not brez the idiot that died 30sec into pull! Shammies pay attention and battle rez tanks healers and the high dps. And for all the HUNTERS out there quit raiding with all these goofy pets! GET A QUILLEN set on tenacity with GROWL OFF! WHY A QUILLEN? They have a special talent they can battle rez. My hunter has one and I raid with him, not my rare turtles/gorilla/trex/spirit beasts/chimaeras/striders/spiders/wolfcatbear whatever we get it you tamed a cool pet. I have chromag as well but once again GET AND USE A QUILLEN, DROP A SOULWELL!
They need to focus less on adding content and more on trying to make the game less expensive. If they knocked the price down to 10 or even 5$ a month that would be a huge boost. This is the main reason why I had to leave the game. 15$ may not sound like alot but most people have to buy other things like food, gas and rent etc... Also if you're young and don't have a job asking your parents to give you 30$ every 2 months is kinda of alot. Me personally I'm spending my time playing LoL. Adding content in my opinion is super annoying you spend tons of time an energy gearing up and when the patch rolls around its more or less back to square one and the grind begins all over again, people don't like that. They need to go back the vanilla model where you keep progressing in the content, such as MC > BWL > AQ > NAXX etc... while keeping all the good things that came with the patches like justice points, rep tabards and Hard mode. Also they need to make 5 mans harder imo. They should also add south american servers, there's a huge audience in S america that is turned off to the game because of lag. Add WoW servers to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
This game is just old. They need to make maybe two more Expansions then move on from WoW. They can still add in patches for content, but seriously there is no concrete argument for why they should keep making expansions. I don't know why but people seem to hate that idea, even though most of them want an item squish. Why should Blizzard nerf everyone back to Wrath level gear when they could just stop being greedy and make another Warcraft game? Nothing is going to fix this. It's only going to get worse.
Considering the population difference between this and other games, I don't think WoW is ready to go F2P yet. But if they do, I hope they will consider keeping some sub-only servers, and pushing out new content to those servers before the free servers. Perhaps increase the EXP needed on the free servers as well, so there's a perk to saying sub (getting to keep the same old leveling curve). Dunno, there's a lot they could do to differentiate between them.They might also try dropping the sub price before going F2P. $9.99 maybe?
Agreed on getting rid of BoAs.Does everyone really hate leveling in WoW? It's the best part of playing experience for me. There is no real difference between lvl grind and any other grind at lvl cap maybe with the exception of raid progression or high lvl arena PvP.Getting rid of LFR and CRZ completely is of paramount importance, imo.Nerfing classes would be a mistake. Buff mobs/enemies instead (yeah like that's going to happen /sadface).Stop with linear questing design, already.
In my opinion, one thing that they could do which would definately bring back old and new players alike would be to change around the levelling process a lot, not necessarily making it 'easier', ( although with the new xp buff you can buy from the store soon, it looks like that is the path they're going down ), but make questing more rewarding, and give players of all levels access to different zones, instead of rinse and repeat whenever you want to level a character to max. level. Back in cataclysm, the devs spent a lot of time re-doing old zones, which, for the most part haven't been fully re-visited, and have been substituted by dungeon finder, etc. what i propose they do is have the health, and difficulty of enemies scale ( Isle of Thunder rares for example ) dependant on number of people in your group while questing, and dependant on your level, this in combination with having zones where players must be within a certain level to attack one another ( following the level gaps they have in battlegrounds ) would certainly make the game more enjoyable, as it means that players will be more encouraged to go out and explore these zones, and will be a good way to kill boredom, for instance, if you're tired of the pandaria or cataclysm zones, and need a few more lower level zones for loremaster, you can go back and revisit them and have all quests and enemies scale to your level, meaning that you'll still receive experience, yet also be able to complete zones and get achievements without the problem of being overlevelled for it because of BoA and whatnot. they could also add new rares that would drop things like pets or vanity items to all of the old zones, encouraging people to go out and camp for them, similar to what they did with the unborn val'kyr. They should also make an in-game store that allows you to buy vanity items based on the number of achievement points you have, this will be a surefire way to make players work harder and play more in order to get whatever it is that they want from the store.And of course new character models, certainly for tauren, troll and undead would be nice. Also, fix PvP!Thanks for reading if you did and i'd like to stress that this is only MY opinionEDIT: we've got new character models!