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Unless next expansion will be like a battlechest and allow you to play thru vanilla+bc+wrath+cata+mop, i doubt it. Alot of new players are discouraged fast after they learn that in order to play this new shiny expansion they not only have to grind thru al previous stuff , but also drop more cash on old expansions.
anybody moaning about a few days of questing is playing the wrong game.
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so in order to get to the end you would have to buy vanilla wow, plus mists, plus the next expac which yes is a bit expensive they have deals all the time for them and the average player wouldnt need to buy them all at once since most people wont get to 85 in a few days, the average player takes a few weeks to get that high.
plus if they are new why buy all of it at once, if they dont like it thats money wasted
pretty much every rpg ends up having an asian inspired part of it added in since its a logical step.
Or they could just update areas of old Azeroth into new end-level zones... Since 50% of the old continent is not really necessary anyway. People don't even have to visit 75% of the old zones to level to 60 anymore with how fast it goes.
That would be more interesting to me...
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While I 100% agree I think the next expansion will be awesome.
I 100% disagree that WoW will go back to 12 millions sub.
I am pretty confident there will never ever be an MMO with 12 million subs ever again.
The market place has changed.
MoP has some of the best content in WoW history delivered in a much shorter time span.
Blizzard somehow captured the genie in the bottle with WoW I am not sure what it was luck, good timing or something else but look at all the competition with less than 1 million subs is Rift and SW:ToR really 8 times as bad as WoW, of course they are not.
B2P and F2P games are having an effect on the MMO market and I think its a good thing.
Competition is great, blizzard should have to fight for subscribers, this will only make WoW and other MMOs better.
The only problem I have with the burning legion-themed expansion coming out next is that Sargeras is the big bad. I mean, THE big bad, which is supposed to be the most powerful enemy in the warcraft universe. It doesn't seem right that we'll face off against him when we still haven't defeated Azhara or the Zandalari, or even the remaining old gods (though it might be possible for them to be actually stronger than Sargeras if they worked together).
If we get a burning legion expansion after MoP, we'll most likely not face off against Sargeras, but Kil'Jaeden at most. Sargeras will be the last boss of the last expansion, unless Blizzard decide that the titan pantheon is evil aswell, which with they then might squeeze in one more expansion. So if the next xpack is BL-themed, it only means that we'll get a third BL-xpack in the future aswell.
Before we fight Sargeras, I'm pretty sure we'll see:
- Azhara-themed expansion, probably including the zandalari aswell, since they're pretty close to each other.
- Old god-themed expansion, with the emerald dream at least partially being the new continent.
Just my thoughts, and Blizzard could throw a curveball, but lorewise it makes no sense to kill Sargeras before Azhara.
I also believe it'll likely be a Burning Legion-centric expansion that won't take place entirely on Azeroth (though unlike most, I believe that part of it will - at least the first patch cycle) given recent developments (their expressed desire to develop new landmasses and the in-game info about Wrathion's BL omen in 5.3)
I also can't see them being able to keep it entirely on Azeroth just because Vanilla was all on Azeroth, parts of BC were too (both of the ten mans + QD) and Cataclysm was an old-world expansion complete with a full revamp of the world and new zones added to the major continents (or at least new zones added here and there and old zones fleshed out) MoP has been fun for me, I admit, but I also acknowledge that Pandaria is not a landmass that everyone likes - my favorite place so far has been Northrend, but I'm a cold weather kind of guy and Wrath is just my favorite expansion (I was one of those people waiting for WoW to explore the future of Arthas and the Undead were my favorite WC3 race and I always play a Shadow Knight/Dark Knight/Death Knight/Blackguard/Anti-Paladin/etc... in any game that has one) so I'm slightly biased there.
I honestly have not yet "hated" any part of the game. I've quit for variable periods in the eight years WoW's been around but never for longer than a maximum of six months probably? Maybe more or less, I know my longest periods of inactivity were mid-college and grad school, during BC and late Wrath.
Anyway, I think for raid content/gameplay MoP has been pretty good - I really liked the world of Cataclysm as being in the old world in such an updated fashion was really cool, but the raids beyond T11 were weaker than any other expansion I think. Throne of Thunder has done a very admirable job being "Ulduar 2.0" so I'm happy with it, much more than I was with T14 - Terrace was kind of weak I thought and I wasn't in love with Heart of Fear either (Garalon was cool and the Amber-Shaper fight was fun, but the surroundings were just too similar throughout and the bosses probably deserved more visual flair) MSV was neat.
So yeah - not sure where I'm going with this but I agree with the OP and I don't have any gripes with the idea of a Burning Legion expansion - I just hope they add a class that I might actually want to play or enough strong changes to my DK that I'll be too stuck to it to quit it. I never really worry too much about the setting/plot/motivation/villain stuff because I pretty much enjoy whatever they come up with - I worry more about systems changes and that sort of stuff.
So I predict it's a Burning Legion expansion that begins with an LL Cool J style "Don't call it a comeback..." invasion/resurgence that opens the action and begins the leveling process...the first dungeons and raid tier would take place on Azeroth somewhere (new zone or not) and then everything else - including the later dungeons, the last 35% of the leveling trek and the additional raids will all be in Burning Legion HQ. I think this would be cool - a beginning where we repel a great attack after returning from Pandaria (And maybe as some guy said earlier...we'll get Titan help) and then we'll take the fight to them.
I could legitimately see the next expansion being the last major one - the game will probably be ten years old by the time the expansion would see its full life cycle.
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I love wow as much as the next guy, but i cant see the next expansion doing better then a stable 10m. If they could get to 10m again and have it be stable i think they would be more then incredibly happy. Honestly i dont see them getting above 10m ever again. It would surprise me if the next xpac even broke 10m. Not because wow is bad, but because the sub based mmo market is failing.
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Things can always get worse.
Are they going to try and surpass themselves again? Sure. Will they manage? No clue.
Also the leveling process does not take that much time from previous level cap to the next one. Yes chaining quest can get tiresome, chaining anything is. But the leveling process let you discover the new zones/protagonists and so on. I bet most of your entire guild just chained quest to reach max level without bothering to read the quest or try to enjoy it.
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I strongly doubt WoW will ever hit the peak it achieved in Wrath. It's unfortunate, but let's face it, this game is old. The fact that it still has as many subs as it does speaks volumes to what the game means to people.
I really believe (and hope!) that the next expac is Burning Legion oriented, with a Turalyon return. ^.^
If you think WoW will ever up their subscriptions, then it will be because Titan is WoW2. WoW is old, it had it's peak three years ago, but then we entered a new decade. I applaud Blizzard for not being blind and foreseeing that WoW's glory wouldn't last, and started developing a next-gen MMO in advance. Now I hope they're smart enough to know sub fees are dead.