So what if it would allienate all these fossil players who live to reminiscence about the "good ole days", as if it were 20 years ago, what if it would change the PVP and PVE formula from grinding gear to just plain ole fun? Lose 7 million players? So what, WoW did fine its first years with only 1-2 million. Most MMOs would kill to have that kind of active player base. EVE only runs with a couple hundred thousand, yet it still runs great.
Assume the devs did something to WoW like creating world events PVE instead of quests, assume they made Naval Combat PVP and removed arenas and focused on massive scale PVP BGs and world PVP objectives and removed stuns and fears and most of this bullshit, and tried to go back to an old school Warcraft feeling instead of giving new daily quest hubs every expansion and using the same old tired raiding formula.
Makes bosses attack cities, take over towns, make players WANT to go out there and fight instead of queuing for instances for everything.
You would lose 7-8 million players? Imagine how many you would GAIN or make come back, especially with your new models for all races.
It would be a breath of fresh air to try and make the next Waracraft expansion something we've never seen before!
Look at all these MMOs and learn from them. People still love what Warcraft was back in the RTSs and in the original WoW, from there on you should've springboarded every expansion and expanded the MMO genre, instead you went staler and staler until all your good villains were dead and all your good stories were reduced to banalities.
Now pandaren... god at least if their continent had brought something new to warcraft except new textures.
FUCKING DO SOMETHING WITH THIS UNIVERSE YOU'VE CREATED BLIZZARD. IF YOU'VE MANAGED TO SELL SOMETHING AS DUMB AS PANDARIA I'M SURE YOU'LL GET ACTUAL RESPECT FOR REINVIGORATING THE WARCRAFT UNIVERSE.