I was certainly shocked when I zoned into the faire today. There are thousands at the faire today! And they also removed the darkmoon tickets from being soulbound, you can now do the dailies on your alts, even level 1's and mail them to your main to buy things with. No longer will it take almost 2 years to get the mounts and pets all done!
Yeah, I noticed a lot more people today. It was fun, felt like an actual fair, not the desert island I was used to.
I think most mainstream players don't really care for this aversion against CRZ... you know, the average players, those who don't care what epics or tier they're wearing, who don't care much about achievements or reputation farming, those who just potter about and do the small things they enjoy such as the farm dailies, fishing and pet battles...
I think the mainstream players appreciate that CRZ makes the game seem more alive for them, they'd probably start scratching their heads if they started to feel alone all the time in every zone.
As long as the mainstream players don't care it won't matter how hard anyone else complains or dislikes CRZ.
♦ Scepticist ♦ Critic ♦ INTJ ♦
This way is "SCREW YOUR CHOICES, I'LL FORCE EVERYONE INTO MY WAY".
Everyone is free to use MORE THAN ONE WAY to change their mind at ANY TIME, and go to a higher pop or a low pop realm.
You're so self-righteous, because your high pop is forcing itself upon us. I'ts easy to defend when you're the oppressor.
Right now we are suffering to share resources with a competition that outnumber us greatly, while we do not share the benefits of joining the current tier of raiding group.
Newsflash - the only reason there's more people in your particular zone than you're used to is that there are players on low and high populated servers that are not being given equal access to resources in comparison to each other. Blizzard has decided this is not the way they want the game to be, and CRZ is their way of bringing this to pass!
Darkmoon dominator achievement will be impossible. Glad I already have it .
Other than that DMF rabbit will be much rarer. Maybe I should buy some up.
Well i'm glad I completed Darkmoon Dominator last month because doing it now would be a total nightmare.
Already seeing a lot of people trolling by afking on their mammoth mounts at the shooting gallery daily quest. The 1st aid monthly quest is also a little bit horrible with so many people trying to bandage about npcs.
It's nice that things seem more busy but it creates a lot of problems.
Secondly, Gnomeregan is far from a high populated realm - consequently its because a rather medium-low populated server, with less raiding then I would consider ideal. That being said, I don't mind sharing our resources with our brothers from higher populated servers, because its nice to have people around. I don't believe I have some God Given right to these resources just because I stay on a non-high populated server, nor do I particularily enjoy having a whole zone all to myself. I have no problem with other players, regardless of where they come from, nor do I mind sharing the game with them. That, imo, is a healthy, selfless, proper attitude to approach a MMO. If you have a less-social attitude towards this, then that's fine, but don't expect Blizzard to cater towards that, as Blizzard, first and formost, wants WoW to be a Social MMO.
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I hate CRZ making thing like DMF PVP Achievement and DMF Rabbit much harder than they were originally intended to be. It just irritates me that all these people can do is TAKE AWAY from my experience. They are not real people on my server, I cannot do raids or arena with them. They are just there to give the illusion of more people playing the game and to suck up resources.
I really hate this feature.
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So do you enjoy "socializing" in metro during peak time (as CRZ is basically the same)? I am afraid that you are in very small minority.Maybe you are, and just don't want to believe it, because "this is my opinion, how could the vast majority of people have a different opinion?"
Blizzard is currently doing their best to destroy "social" element in WoW. But it would be going too much off-topic to discuss it.
CRZ has made the world look populated for newbies (and I use the term affectionately to refer to new customers).
It's a nice marketing ploy to try improve new player retention (which arguably is where WoW hurts the most in recent times) but no further than that in its current incarnation.
Imagine new customer logging on one of the 'dead' servers and going through the starting areas in solitude, not a very good first impression...
Cue CRZ and everything looks peachy... by the time they experience the downsides it's hopefully served its purpose and they're hooked on other features (that would be the hope anyway).
As far as the actual implementation though; you get all the downsides exactly where the feature is supposed to help (increased competition for any kind of resource where such competition is possible) with none of the benefits (goods don't re-enter your dead realm economy, players can't be recruited to your guild, or be subject to retaliation for ganking you).
The truth is that if such a half-arsed and incomplete implementation had gone live in any competitor's game and remained in its half-finished state for so many months, Blizzard fans would be 'lol lol lol what an amateur job is that, they didn't even put x-realm AH and recruiting in'.
I severely beg to differ with you. If you even feel for a second you have a leg to stand on, why not post a survey on whether or not players trust Blizzard to make a good game (use those or very similar games) and I think you'll be in for a rude awakening. We spend time on these forums talking about WoW because we love this game, not because we think its a great way to make the game exactly like we want it to be for our personal interests.
Oh and you can find partners for arena by using forums or smth like that, and not ask first stranger.
It's something to remember. And those are the people that Blizzard care about the most. Guaranteed. They are the hardest to get to and when they leave they don't file long "I Quit" rants anywhere. Their opinion matters too.
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