The game is still not balanced enough(huntard in pvp ), the problem is still there in pve(Lock, sp and fire mage are way above the rest, especially locks). And there is way to much farming going on, especially cooking wise, getting your 300 stats takes a hell of a farm. Its just unreasonable. But I do like the general feel of the game, pet battle is a decent time filler, I really enjoy the new bgs(especially temple, really good).
Some other people I dont know from the internet decided for me that I should enjoy the game a bit less than I was.
Here's my mage vs stuff youtube channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/MrJackstar123?feature=mhee
Verdict finally in. Metacritic shows how easy it is for haters of any game to give 0 scores for the lulz and how the gaming media is still too bedazzled by things like GW2 (or picks people, such as the case with Kotaku, who have a known hatred of the game doing the review).
Last edited by Mech; 2012-10-14 at 08:16 AM.
It's not so much that they're getting worse, it's that they're getting less innovative. By settling into a mold with expansions, people are getting bored and leaving. Simple as that.
The biggest problem with this expansion is that is has removed any illusion that the game had of being anything other than a hamster cage.
Reviews mean nearly absolutely nothing. Most of the time. And as i'm sure Cataclysm got rated 90%+(I believe?), i'm pretty sure that's enough to back up my statement.
And just for reference: Metacritic is the single best source of weighted opinion on games, movies, etc on the internet.
It is used widely by everyone from company directors to regular consumers as it is the current best source of unbiased reviews, since it covers a very wide spectrum and thus avoids overly negative or positive biases.
Simply put: fans are too gushing and forgiving of their own product (like WoW fans on this site), and too negative about competitors (like GW2 fans are about WoW on their site).
By sampling across fans, haters, non-fans, non-haters, and everyone else in the middle, metacritic alleviates the issue.
Metacritic is not perfect, but it is the best out there.
The biggest refute to this silly argument is to simply log in and play. You can clearly see that this expansion is FAR higher quality than any previous expansion. Pretty much the only thing any other expansion did better was BC had so much raid content at release.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H3-N9zoI5c Amazing video of 60+ devilsaurs raiding Undercity!
My God, what a horrible creation. People seeing what they want? Thank God they tried to shy away from that. I know it pisses me off when I'm in an heroic raid, yet in the back of my head all I can think is 'some casual player is playing a heroic dungeon and not wiping.' -Vodkarn
If you love it, play it. If you hate it don't.
But don't spend time reading into other peoples likes and dislikes because they are simply not yours. Make your own judgements. I for one love this xpac, its given me lots of things i have wanted for a long time. I know others don't like what i currently like and i could not give 2 FF's about them .
*edited for spelling errors
Personally, I don't see why you care what 21 'critics' on a website say.
I play the game for me, for my enjoyment in MY free time. What others say is irrelevant.
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Aw man. Here I was, thinking I had a great time playing WoW thinking that MoP is amazing. But thanks for letting me know that it's actually bad because a few people who haven't spent nearly as much time in MoP as think so.
Thanks Quosk1867, for the amazing sig! <3
oo snap, the expansion isnt good? but Im having so much fun
I don't think the majority of these 'critic's play more than a few quest-lines into the beginning area. MMO's are difficult to rate as there is a lot of content and not everyone is able to get through it all. I don't think it's fair to give it a rating before fully experiencing as much content as possible. Of course, with each new patch, there will be new and different content, so people's views can change during the lifetime of an expansion. A lot of people praised Cata when it came out, but by the end were calling it the 'worst expansion to date'.
I think it's up to each individual to judge how the game is suited for them. I don't give two schnitzels about what these critics say, I have no idea who they are and their titles mean nothing to me. My husband and I are thoroughly enjoying the game and that is all that matters to me!