Retaining the subscriptions of some 10,000 hardcores with a five million dollar raid they'll run for six months before they tire of it is a poor business decision. AQ40 and Naxx40 were just big holes Blizzard dumped ungodly amounts of money into.What ROI? People already payed for the game, they're already paying the subscription.
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OMG 13:37 - Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Cleave unto me, and I shall grant to thee the blessing of eternal salvation."
And His disciples said unto Him, "Can we get Kings instead?"
Because they work hard to create the content and want it to be appreciated by many.
I mean, I'm fine with the old badge/point system from wrath/cata. But it just seems a bit strange that those who enjoy raiding actually prefer less content over LFR(which they can ignore).
During BC, the game was probably at its peak as far as cultural relevance goes. That's why subs dropped past that point, it stopped being on peoples' minds as much. Kinda like the Wii at its peak. People were fucking crazy for Wii. They were sold out everywhere and if you could actually get a hold of one, well, then good luck actually finding a second controller. But here we are years later, and how many people actually bought a Wii U? Nobody did because the fad has been played out and it's not interesting to most people whatsoever, anymore. I don't know why people can't realize that as a game gets older, it's going to lose subs. It's not because BC was just this golden age for WoW that every expansion should aim to emulate. I guarantee if they did go back to the way things were in BC, subs would bomb. Hard.
The ancient egyptians got boils, locusts, and frogs. We got dubstep.
Oh yeah, here's your exclusive content: Achievements, higher iLV gear and the SATISFACTION you get for beating the boss on the hardest mode. Also, you get Exclusive mounts.
Chickens are awesome.
Oh yeah and: 2) Raiding with only 1 mode of difficulty, and 1 form of raid. Yes im looking at you TBC. Why is it a bad thing to have this content aimed towards players who are on a higher echelon of playing or commitment? Even though only "1%" (insert any other low percentage from thin air here) of the player base raided, the game substantially grew in subscriptions. What was keeping people subscribing, when they "never got to see end game"?
Blizzard have stated the reason for most of the sub% losses are from semi-dedicated guilds being burned out, can't do normal's because they are overtuned and LFR is just a nightmare for anyone who is "too good for it". Unless blizzard are, you know, lying - it proves your point wrong. More or less.
Chickens are awesome.
Because nothing is exclusive. If it can be used for a leg up in progression, it's mandatory.
Permanently unsubscribed as of 03/10/2014.
Been a fun run guys, but the game's officially moved into the "Milk the Playerbase" phase. And I for one don't intend to stick around as the cost of expansions go up, content in them goes down, and raids become further and further apart.
Maybe I'll be back for WoW2, but probably not. - Slowpoke, the former Dokhidamo
So why would they think it is not sustainable to continue to create exclusive raid content when that model served them, and saw them achieving the highest subscriptions in the game's history?
Oh goodie a jaylock thread. I'm sure we'll all come out of this more informed. /s
Your argument id demolished by Blizzard themselves. They want more people to see the content they spent so long making.
Having other people see a raid difficulty in no way affects Jonny Raidsalot who is doing heroic level ToT.
Exclusive is great when you're the one it's exclusive TO. It's not so great when you're the one being excluded.
Edit: Not only that, I don't want to end up paying so someone else can do the content. If you want to exclude me, fine, but I better not get charged for it anyway.
Among x million different players there are x million opinions of what the game should include, which means vast majority of the players actually disagree with you (and me) simply going by statistics.
Problem is that we as the players do not know why people have unsubscribed at various stages of the game. Blizzard knows better, or at least they have the exit polls to go by. Going by common sense far bigger reason for unsubscribing over the years, even while the total number of subscribers was increasing was "there isn't enough for me to do" instead of "there isn't enough exclusive content I can't access".
Never going to log into this garbage forum again as long as calling obvious troll obvious troll is the easiest way to get banned.
Trolling should be.