Okay to start with, this is not a 'wow is dying' thread, I don't want people accusing this of being anything of the sort.
I've been taking a long look at Wow in its current state, and something I've found myself thinking about a lot lately, and with the announcement of Titan and what new information there is coming from that, its really starting to hammer home the thought of how... is this all world of warcraft has to it now?
Now don't get me wrong. I've been trying loads of other mmo's with a similar kind of theme that wow has to it, and no matter how many i try out, it always comes back tot wow as being the best of them. Even ones like guild wars 2 which has such promise, just ended up feeling one sided in terms of gameplay, being pvp focused.
So when looking at all other mmo's today, wow still holds to itself as having the best mix of mechanics, boss fights, settings, utility, armor and gearing, player vs player and everything else inbetween.
Its just that now, ever since wrath of the lich king, the game just feels like.. is this it? Is this all we can expect from wow now. Its basicly the same content redone over and over every expansion, the same setup, the same gimmicks, the same process, level to max level, gear your characters, raid, pvp, gear some more, wait for new tiers to come, gear some more, wait for next expansion, repeat.
Now, I could just quit the game, but as I say, other games I have played I end up pretty much comparing to wow in terms of what it gives you and what you get out of it, and they just don't compare. And yet still i can't help but feel if this is all wow has left to it, if we can't expect anything new, can it even go anywhere from here it hasn't already been to?
Sure they can make new story for it (though lets face it people haven't been that thrilled by recent story arches), but aside from that, I don't see anything else to come from it.
I will though bring this up. From seeing the notes about Titan, I can't help but feel what blizzard are doing now, is regarding titan as the next major thing after warcraft, and putting all there attention into that. Now you could say here that stands to reason, focusing on something new like titan instead of something old like wow makes sense in terms of coming forward.
But the issue I have with this, if blizzard are now focused to work purely on titan, can they even guarantee the vast playerbase of WOW will just go over to Titan, and so making it a worthwhile thing to focus on. Wow has a massive playerbase, and it just strikes me that if they are now focused purely on titan and wow will slowly get less and less focused development, isn't that kind of a negative thing against the loyal playerbase?
I also just think they took some concept and ideas that wanted to put into wow but couldn't, and now decided to put it in titan. Player housing? Wow players have asked for that for several years now.
Anyway, as I say this isn't a 'wow is dying' thread, its more an observation of what blizzard are currently doing, or what they seem to not be doing in other degrees.