Believe me, theres many, many things which should be left well in the past.
Believe me, theres many, many things which should be left well in the past.
WoW died in Wrath as an MMORPG for me. Once LFD was introduced, sure, it was an improvement for some, but I mark that as the patch that WoW became only an MMO. Or as I call it, and its clones, an MMOArcade.
I didn't like much Wrath gear for transmog either myself, but good luck to ya!Hell yea gonna do that this weekend if I get a chance. Warlock needs more XMOG. Can never sate the thirst for XMOg gear.
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That said, can we have a draenei vindicator or justicar playing a pivotal role in the next Legion themed expansion voiced by Peter Cullen? =3
Last edited by Faroth; 2013-05-10 at 03:26 PM.
It's not you Blizzard, it's me......
I am not playing right now, mostly because I am in the process of establishing my new position of employment and also partly because I don't enjoy the game as I used to.... it's more because I have wanted to change rather than this game driving me away, the changes have created an excuse not to play masking the underlying reasons.
World of Warcraft - The Mists Of Pandaria is just a great, no, the best MMO, (for me) it just works and it manages to do it better any other (re-inventing itself each expac is like making film sequels...a bit special if everyone is a hit), but by design, these mmo's are grindfests and that repetitive but necessary style (that makes you "feel" obliged to play) no longer fits in with my life.
So, the way my desire to try and break the cycle manifested itself by resenting the amount of time required to plough through other things (dailies, LFR, Dailies, Raiding - rinse and repeat week in week out to remain as competitive as possible and grind rep etc....), not being able to get some downtime to play alts (always felt all my time needed to be spent optimising my main for raiding).......eventually I had created enough frustration to want to play less, then I got a new job, which provided the final part of motivation required to 'take a break'.
New Job has started well and the times when I would of usually raided with my guild, are now spent with the family, summary of which is that I am enjoying this time more than I enjoyed playing the game.....I miss the guild though, no doubt.
I'd like to think I will come back and play again this year - I've re-discovered that, for me, there's more to life than virtual world gameplay of this genre but that's not this games fault, we're just coming to an end of an era.
So I've not stopped playing because I hate WoW or the way it is today, I've had great fun since Vanilla - I'd like to come back and finish this expac - it's just with around 580days gameplay to my name (as well as added time playing Star Wars, LOTR and some other FTP MMO's), when MoP is finally over, I'm as good as done with this style of MMORPG now and will look for something less intense to play in future.
There's a chance I am not alone feeling this way and could be one of the reasons why the subs drop is higher than previously experienced in a shorter space of time than ever before.
Possibly the finest highlight of my RP time was when the biggest RP guild on our server had this whole story of this powerful sorceror who poisoned the water supply for the town. He RP'd it for days/weeks. The whole load of RP guilds turned up at the town square. He was on the roof of one of the buildings, doing some speeches. I gathered some goons of mine (4 of them lovely buggers the lot of them) and we teleported in behind him killed him (or knocked him out) looted his arse and took the poison + antidote. We then legged it to the dock yard and setup a barricade (you could stack boxes in game to block paths) took them 6hours to get us and by then I sold the antidote to another madman RP friend of mine who then sold it to a fancy RP guild for even more money it was fucking genius.
It could all be bluster with no payout, but I'm hoping for now.
In UO gear while it was good (the godlike shit you could aquire was rare) was not the end game. It never was.
Having a house was brilliant as you could do SO much with it. I saw some truly brilliant houses where people setup some very imaginative decorations. A lot of people built houses that had loads of NPC shop keepers so they sold goods to others.
For me it was all about the RP guilds and communities. I often got flamed on the message boards for daily running into town and doing a monty python style walk around town sprouting utter nonsense. Before running away from the gaurds bennyhill style. I often got captured and put in their "jail" for it which resulted in my use of emotes *rattles bars with metal cup*. One guy got very abusive on the forums and even ICQ. I then stated I am playing the role of a MAD MAN. My guy is insane, one moment he is admiring the flower the next he is foaming at the mouth and uttering demonic words. The same people were angry with my earlier stunt on their big RP event. As it spoilt their event. fuck them I thought, im a madman and if I want to take the antidote for my self and sell it on for a profit (when in reality it did nothing) I will! I then used all the money I got from that deal to buy purple cloaks which I then put on my new influx of recruits who promptly joined my guild after seeing the stupidity I presented them. We were fabulous.
I think wow while great does focus on gear and stuff like that perhaps if we had a creative outlet like housing... even if it was instanced would be quite good.
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Villages were small in Vanguard. Like the size of Goldshire in WoW. But there was a massive amount of empty space around them. Take Stormwind's perimeter and put Goldshire in the middle of it. The rest of that "Stormwind size" area was made up of plots for player housing. Almost every town was designed like this. Players could buy their plot, build a house. More player houses built a village into a town and then a city. Houses could be made into taverns or shops with NPC vendors selling your stuff. The diplomat aspect of the game could interact with NPCs to buff crafters in the town. The city could eventually see a wall put around it with guard towers and the small town was complete as a fully built city. Diplomats could still effect guards, etc and that would buff crafters in the city, result in discounts at vendors, or give zone area buffs to adventurers.
And you could give other players rights to move things in your house and reorganize it. You could set times when your house was open for players to enter and look around or closed. Essentially your NPC could be open for business on the schedule you set.
Vanguard was full of cool ideas that never came to fruition.
Azeroth is quite tiny for the scope you'd need to implement a Vanguard-inspired housing system. They'd have to go with instanced, which I can understand the concerns for that as well.
I think server mergers may be in the future, but if they did that, I would want to see some form of a last name implemented so nobody has to lose their name (even if it's from a dropdown of hundreds of last name options per race).
Honestly, I'd be happy if they gave last names to RP servers and merged them to one or two and offered free transfers off for non-RPers. :P
I've played wow since the mid of TBC i'm currently 17 years old so you can understand how young i was by that time....
Started raiding around WOTLK and for me it is still the xpac i enjoyd the most mainly cuase of nostalgia and lore, actually got really intrested in the warcraft 3 lore about arthas so it was a really good xpac for me since i dident really raid that hardcore...
Cata well cata was the time i got most of my palls to play world of warcraft we all enjoyd it to the point were Dragon soul made all of those friends leave and go play league of legends, i'm currently level 30 in league but the community have made me quit that game till blizzard all stars comes out... Raided a bit of firelands in cata and ds alt runs nothing more..
MOP: Mist of pandaria well content wise it was good really loved the lore and everything and loved the raid finder but after 2 month's i really find my self geting tierd of the raid finder. Raid finder/dailies is for me what really really blizzard screwd over with mist...
LFR Is spoon feed content and thats the problem, in wotlk the best thing about icc pugs was that most pepole got really exited if they knew we were going to fight lich king cuase they don't experience that fight often or ever?
That is completly gone in mist there is no more exitment of geting to the next boss in raid finder not at all...
I think LFR burnd out alot of casuals...
Currently 11/12 Throne of thunder normal
They should xrealm merge. You won't lose a last name as you can have the realm you came from as your last name or tag. Simply allow people to trade among your xrelam merged realms and be done with it. It would include the same pool where your BGs and LFD/LFRs come from so I cant see why it wouldnt work. It would path the way for other mergers down line should they need to be done.
Get that and a creative housing system or some other cool system and you can get some new life into the game.
I had an interesting idea, could the subscription model be choking WoW?, not killing it as the game is still fun & exciting to me, but could the sub model just being dying out and not even WoW can keep that model going with all the new F2P games coming out. Just like all the new sub based MMOs come out they get strangled & go F2P.
Could this maybe not be the actual death of the game, but the death of the sub it holds & carries??
He stated that current gaming culture is moving heavily towards F2P and thats a concern for Wow.
Whether u like it or not current gamers dont like paying subs for a game, new games know this which is why theyre predominantly F2P. Subs based gaming is a very small market indeed with only a few games charging monthly fees these days. I read a report about amonth ago saying that the current subs based gaming market is around 12mill subscribers and 9.5mill of them are Wow players. Eve is around 500k-600k.
Do the math its obvious there are not many people out there who are prepared to pay monthly fees anymore.
Given that LFR is the designated "catch-up" mechanism and the thing you are "catching-up" to is in fact LFR, is it really such a surprise that a large number of people are doing it.
The only higher rewards and content not connected with LFR are in normal raiding which given guild stats isn't more than a few hundred thousand people doing even one boss of T15 and far far less than that getting very deep.
LFR is done often yes. Is it liked? You can't speak to that because of the rewards attached to it.
Not 100% sure on that last part, but it was the impression I got. O_o
Last edited by Faroth; 2013-05-10 at 04:51 PM.