So you are going to quit because a game designer running the game for over than 6 years didnt take what a player had to say ?
There is no core reason that wow is dying, because wow isnt dying.
When the difference between the weakest player and the best player in term of gear is that small. Of course you need to reset it so everyone starts back at 0. The difference with Vanilla > BC > Wrath is that alot more people get the best gear possible. Im not talking about heroic mode DS gear. Im talking here about even the regular DS gear. If the difference was a couple of tier between the best and the worst, it wouldn't be that big of a problem. When only 1% had Naxxramas 40 on farm, the designer developped the game around the majority that wasn't that geared.
Hence why people killed Illidan while wearing T3 (or Kael, dont remember...). It was good like that. Because the majority felt dragged toward being better and having beter gear. It was also rewarding for the best to play as they could force themselves throught content easily. Now. they have to do a full reset or else they can't tell people with bad gear to live with it, as they are the majority.
I might have taken your concerns seriously if you hadn't decided to become another prophet foretelling the death of WoW.
WoW is not 'dead' until there's 0 subs and it goes F2P.
If we make it back to the real world, I'll find you. And fall in love with you all over again. - Yuuki Asuna
Not very intelligent, but a few people have bought it, so I give ya points for that.
WoW is dead but soon the world ends in December so don't feel bad! (sarcasm btw)
Gear resets feel a bit "game abstraction" to me, but I'd rather re-gear every year or so then stop playing because the game stopped updating, or because I don't need new gear because the gear I got 5 years ago capped my crit and hit and haste and now its just redundancy.
Oh look, another one of these threads.
When are they gonna be a bannable offense?
Yeah, I just came back from the spirit world, and I have an important message from a certain horse...it would like for you not to keep beating it..
The higher levels we get (and the better gear gets), the bigger the "reset" will be. Simple mathematics.
Unless they get rid of this and have us become gods. If this happens, I'm definitively changing to the "super Saiyan" hairstyle and name-changing to Goku. Perhaps going troll mage and macroing "Ka-me-ha-me HA!" to every attack.
"But the real thing about Draenor is that it's a very kind of savage place, it's kind of like Australia where 11/10 things will kill you, giants and poisonous plants and everything. I think it's going to be really cool." ~ Ray Cobo, WoW Senior Game Producer
Gear gains are just a fact of life in the game. It's a design choice that's worked fairly well for almost eight years, and most of us don't have a problem with it.
In terms of play speed, I don't see anything wrong with how fast/slow you kill most mobs in WoW. It's usually quick and cathartically mindless... Try playing SWTOR for combat that's just complicated enough to be both boring but something you can't stop paying attention to. WoW's got the balance right.
Knowledge is power, and power corrupts. So study hard and be evil.
I wouldnt have high hopes on that since wow and blizzard bashing is the most fun some people have it seems like. Gotta give blizzard and wow credit than since they made something so bad that the whiners can go on and on and on about trashing. Really shouldnt be hard to find a better game and forget about wow and blizzard and everything around it so to speak.
Anyway key reason it have slowed down is the economy it is all about the economy. extravagance stuff is the first that gets cut if your budget is tight. And a wow sub is one of those things that gets cut early when $$$ is tight
If you are too lazy to read it; TLDR is that you're talking out of your ass.
Every day we can see from MMO-Champion's opening page what is WoW's problem. All we see are...
- new pets
- new mounts
- new druid forms
- new tooltip icons
- new cast animations
...in short, everything that's NON-ESSENTIAL to the game! While devs are busy with meaningless cosmetic changes, they are leaving class tuning and lore to what seems like a bunch of monkeys throwing darts at random numbers.
Let's take Dragon Soul for example, WoW's current endgame. 7 months out and they haven't even bothered to fix the jump bug on Madness that randomly causes players to fall to their deaths. But how many new pets and mounts have they pooped out during that time? I've lost count.
THAT attitude is what is going to be the death of WoW.
Last edited by Gahmuret; 2012-06-15 at 12:46 AM.