Well Blizzard really seems hell-bent on destroying the last bit of their subscriber base. For me, personally, microtransactions were the last drop I needed, so after mop is done, I guess I'm leaving. Blizzard seems to want the same amount of money for less and less content, which in turn is worse and worse; other MMORPGs can afford to run on microtransactions alone, with a really big profit margin, yet Activison (I meant Blizzerd, sry) isn't even satisfied with the heaps of money we've thrown at them already.Talking about new classes, by the way, they didn't even decide what the hell they want from monks, even after a year. All we've been getting is more and more ridiculous class changes. Now they want to bring in the MOBA market too, by trying to imitate them too? Isn't this the greed that's been fueling the downfall post-BC, even post WoTLK?
It really looks like Beez isn't chillin' at all, and is really mad.Cheers.
An opinion is not indicative of being mad at all, my friend. I'm simply stating the obvious. And I'm still chillin; beer in my hand, laying back in my armchair, playing Crysis (:
I'm happy that you are satisfied, however microtransactions inside a game that already costs a crapton of money is annoying, not because it is a pay-to-win, but because, as I've written, microtransaction games can sustain a whole MMORPG by itself, supporting content development, QA, tech support, et cetera. Blizzard uses it mainly as a psychological tool to draw out twice as much money from the same horse, so forgive me for being pissed. Are they going to offer actionbar unlocks for money like EAware too? You want other reasons?-Flexraids-The amount of stupid changes, that they, instead of just reversing, complicate to infinity (further destabilizing the already in-existent class balance)-Less content with each update (remember; Pandaria didn't even have all-unique 5mans). They didn't even bother doing a whole new raid for the Cataclysm endgame and neither do they for SoE.-Patch 5.3-Artificially trying to extend content shelf-life.As far as I've seen lately, lot of my friend disappeared because they got bored enough not to care anymore.>Just a few things. If you notice, I didn't just say "pvp is dead, im gonna qq". I came with arguments that are valid, at least for me, hope you are satisifed.
RaF is also Pay to Win and you didn't quit over that. How come?Cheers.
It's a whole different route, dude. You really oversimplify, sorry. I see that you are really trying to justify a lot of stuff. It it works for you, good for you, a couple of mouths won't go hungry because the company is doing sloppy work. It doesn't work for me any more, so I'm switching for something that suits me more. Cheers.
OK, fair enough. Just pointing out that it isn't Pay to Win, it's Pay to do something just slightly quicker than before. Paying To Win would be having Tier Gear on the Store. I don't buy stuff off the store, and still have not intention of doing so. It doesn't bother me in the least.Cheers.
Maybe the reason everyone is quitting is because we've already killed Kael, Vashj, Illidan, Kil'jaeden, and Arthas? Keep in mind, this game got popular with mainstream audiences for one big reason: Warcraft 3. All the villains from that game are now dead (minus a minor one that was thought killed in WC3). Deathwing, Garrosh, even Nazgrim, are all built up from books. Very few people read books based on video games, so there's very little investment in those characters outside of what they do in the game. So it is natural that the subscription base will go down over time, and it makes sense the drop-off is this big. Monks not "having a role" (they do, they heal, dps, or tank depending on what you want them to do), microtransactions, pet battles, and all these other things will maybe drive away 100 people a month, max.Blizzard can continue down the route they're on, and, so long as they don't half-ass it, their losses will be minimal. And acceptable.
Some of you damn people really get bent out of shape over nothing... The micro-transactions isn't any different that the battlenet store. And the lot of you have no clue what a play to win game really is..pfft.. I think maybe you people should take a damn chill pill.
I have no problem at all with the in-game store. They sell pets out of game already, who cares if they put it in game? It just makes it even easier for those who were already going to buy them out of game.As for the Enduring Elixir of Wisdom. Hell yea, sign me up. Leveling from 1-80 is pretty fast. It slows down a tad from 80-85, and it's a drag from 85-90 even with the 33% XP nerf. I would gladly buy some of those elixirs to help me speed up my leveling to 90.As for the lesser charms - again, I have no problem with that. I am super sick and tired of doing old dailies - period. To the point that I won't run them for the charms for my new 90's that need them for the bonus rolls. But I would buy some if the price was right.