After playing wow since Vanilla I recently quit wow. Only reason why I logon now is to talk with friends before my time expires(did a yr sub for D3). I invested all of my spare time the whole time. I feel that I will never be back for a few reasons. A huge reason why I quit is because all my friends left. I know they will never come back, and its boring without them. The best time I had in wow was working on the Scarab Lord quest chain(which I did get the mount) with all my friends. We spent days farming for that quest-chain(about 6 of us, eventually 4 of us would get the mount/title thanks glitchy patch before wotlk). Another reason why I will never come back is I miss vanilla and even bc days. When gear meant something, you had to group with people to do almost anything. Now you have lfr, and lfg heroics. The last issue I see with this game is the under pop servers. My original server used to be medium-high, now it is low. At the peak this server had 10+ 25m guilds doing raids(bc on). Now there is only two 10m guilds and horde do not even exist on this server.
I found this xpac to be good at first but after awhile I found rl to be more exciting.
Veteran vanilla player - I was 31 back in 2005 when I started playing WoW - Nostalrius raider with a top raid guild.
As for talents and glyphs, another lame job... I can't stop hating it, i can't tunne anything, i can't even play the way i have fun... And i'm not paying to play the way they think i might have fun, that is granted for sure.
Raids are another issue, how is raiding once a week better then raiding twice like in wrath??
I don't think I'd be back to WoW or MMOs regardless. Between RuneScape, WoW and Rift, it was enough grind to last me a very long time. I've switched to FPS gaming for my full time online gaming stuff since I can join a team, group up for a few matches for shits and giggles, and log off whenever I'd like. I was a major PvE guy in WoW and it got to the point where I really couldn't be bothered to gear up anymore or do dailies for currency or anything so I just quit. I feel pretty bad about not telling my guild that I had quit but I had already uninstalled the game without thinking. xD
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If Blizzard would release a BC server, I would sub for a min of a year at least.
I quit for almost a year between early Dragon Soul and MoP launch.
I quit because Dragon Soul was shocking and also due to a Oceanic 2nd 25M raiding schedule starting to work less and less with my fulltime job + life.
I came back because I decided that MoP was worth it to me as a PVE player, rolled a brand new Pandaren monk and spent 4 weeks getting it to 90, and eventually found a new guild through pugging which raids 10 man 3 hours 2 nights a week, much better than the 5+ hours 4+ nights a week I was doing before I quit. Loving being back, loving my new class and loving the content that Blizz has given us so far.
Eh, WoW is a bit too far gone imo. Now that I'm out I loathe the thought of going back in. It's just too much work. They tried to tempt me with a 7 day trial and I just imagined that I'd spend that entire time grinding like crazy, and by the end of that week my DPS would still be below average.