Waiting for the bad Q4 reports and what their excuse will be.
I have to agree that Scenarios, Speed runs and Pet battles was wasted content development time.
WoW is what you call a cash cow, which means it is in its product stage where they are milking as much money as they can from it. I mean, if they wanted to they could do amazing things with the game, but the profits from the game are being used elsewhere at ATVI. Developing an expansion to WoW + its various patches is far cheaper and more profitable than making a completely new Call of Duty game.
Most people would rather die than think, and most people do. -Bertrand Russell
There is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people. -Howard Zinn
In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread. - Anatole France
Though you may not like it, that's how a free market works. They can make all th eprofit they want, and it's not like they are monopolizing the market, there are competitiors that charge the same amount of money (at least at first) so the price apparently is about right. Customers are happy and stay subscribed, so why on earth would a busness(person) with any common sense invest more money than required.
Remember, doing smart business is making the best revenue/profit with the least amount of investment...
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The amount of discontent in human beings is absolutely incredible. Give them shit amounts of actual content but have it be demon-related and they will eat it up like chocolate and call it the best content ever. Give them twice to three times as much content and have it asian-themed and they will call it lacking.
MoP has been the best, and most content-packed expansion WoW has EVER seen. The flavor may not be for everyone, obviously, but you're a fool to say it hasn't brought the MOST (and most polished) content than ever before.
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Compared to Cataclysm, I feel like they're adding a lot more content more frequently. Even if it is small stuff like pet battles or brawlers arena, its better than nothing.
In Cata, we waited around 4 months for 4.1 and all that gave us in terms of new content was a short quest chain and 2 reworked dungeons. You did all those in 1 day and were bored of the dungeons by the end of the week. The only other thing that patch added was Tank/Healer Call to Arms and Guild Challenges which were features rather than new content.
In MoP, we waited 2 months for 5.1, got a new faction with yes, more dailies, but the storyline plot it gave was something this game hasn't really seen before. On top of that Brawler's Guild is a nice time sink, and the new battle pet trainers were fun to battle, and the 3 new scenarios were fun to do the first time around. I'm kind of bored and waiting for 5.2 already but at least 5.1 gave me things to do for about 1 month.
Seeing as they already have 5.2 on the PTR for a while now it's safe to say we'll have it in the next month or two. They are definitely picking up the pace of adding new content, and adding in a lot of variety in the type of content.
Its shocking right? I can play all types of games on different platforms! Yes I'm what they call a gamer! I even got my misses into Walking Dead on the iPhone we both got the iPhone 5 and love the game. Deserved game of the year absolutely.
As for the OP: This has probably been the best expansion since Wrath. I loved wrath for the story of the lich king and as a Pvper it was the first expansion that got me into raiding. There couldnt have been a better time to play my Paladin and my DK. Content wise - MOP destroys every expansion and the speed of which content is coming so far its incredible.
Note that I'm a pvper so don't care for raiding at all. I do daillies for mounts got my amber scorpion and blue shado-pan tiger and if 5.2 Epic bat mount is from a daily i'll be doing that too!!! I love optional content. MoP has hit the nail on the head when it comes to content. Oh and I just love my Monk, became my new main Human Monk for PvP most fun i've had on a new class and its not even OP in pvp right now nor has it ever been. Full Malv and looking forward to the quality of life changes in 5.2.
90 Human Monk All day everyday. Also DK Arena PvP vid over 70k+ views: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zvYbNMyt9E
Whats wrong with those figures? wow currently has about 10mil active subs, or was it 11. what ever but those numbers are about as correct as they can be
But if someone is trying to imply here, that blizzard isnt making hell fucking alot of profit, im shocked
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Not sure how you feel like we're being skimped on content. Cata felt fairly light on content, in both daily activities and raids. MoP so far is stuffed full of stuff to do. Granted maybe half isn't that fun to do.
The more interesting thing I find about WoW players is they complain endlessly about there being nothing to do, the content not being worth the $15 a month or just that Blizzard as ruined the game in general, but for some reason, refuse to quit. If it's not worth $15 a month. Unsub. It's almost like there is some sort of dishonor if you get tired of something and quit\take a break from it. I'd go on to say that the best thing that could happen to WoW, is if at least half the community took a 6 month to year break from the game. Maybe skip a whole Xpac. At about 3 months into Dragon Soul, I said there is no way I can continue to do this for the next 6-9 months. So I took a 9 month break. It was great!
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This is just another case of people who do not like Pandaria or Pandaren.
I do not even do dailies other than the Sheildwall, so don't pull that daily craft shite.
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OT: I agree with the OP. Yes, MoP may be the most packed expansion ever released but if you look at how much money Blizz is making, it's pretty crazy. We will say they have 6 million active subscribers paying $15 a month (this figure is very low). That means monthly they are making 90 million just from subscriptions. Now, lets look at GW2 which has way more content than MoP has. We don't know the exact figures but it's likely it cost 200-300 million to make GW2 as Anet said they made their money back just from pre-purchases alone. So, the ENTIRE GW2 game costs about what Blizz makes in 4 months. So if you look at it from that standpoint, the game hardly delivers on what you are being charged. Also, we can discount server maintenance as all the F2P games out there now, most notably GW2 have proven you barely need any money to maintain the servers. Additionally people will jump on the WoW has more servers than GW2 and they have more employees and on and on. However, as I stated, Blizz makes up the production costs of GW2 in /4/ months. That leaves /8/ more months and at 90 million a month, that is 720 million. I think that is more than enough to cover the additional servers and paying off employees.
So the bottom line, the stuff you get for what we pay as a whole is not even close to being good. But, credit to Blizz, they are making a killing on this game and that's what they should be doing as a business. I personally play because I raid with a group of people I've know for 6 years and I've put a ton of time into my character I don't want to lose so I stay subbed. But as I said before and will say again, that will NOT carry over into whatever game Blizz releases next. B2P and F2P games are the future. Sub models will die after WoW ends. This trend has already started. And what is keeping people playing WoW is what I stated above, time invested.