As soon as someone says they've quit the game numerous times, I already dismiss their opinions.
I think wowcrendor's opinion has merit and stands on it's own, being an important opinion just like any one person's opinion on what they admit they don't enjoy about the game. The only remark I have to make is that well ... it's funny to see people rant who used to be part of the bandwagon before going against anyone who had criticism against the game. Many of his earlier videos reek of fanboyism...
1) He was the one who loved making fun of the "go go go go GO!" mentality of Wrath LFD gameplay, and taunted how players loved the relaxed nature of Wrath and loved to play up how stupid they were vs older players used to Vanilla/BC mechanics.... and yet he's NOW claiming that Wrath is the best expansion. That's right, there's a LOT more than those things in Wrath that made it great.
2) The people here who have been cheering him on behind him at every video since his beginning saying "Yeah! He's totally right!" - but ONLY because they happen to adhere to their own personal opinion. Once the guy talks about a few problems, BLAM - he's now the enemy! /sigh
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With that said i think a few things can help solve some of the problems. I am no dev however so i don't know how these things work
Cross realm/faction arena teams, cross faction LFR, and of course combined dead realms i think could be a great thing. Would it be enough to bring players back? Doubt it but as someone else pointed out the game has been running but a long LONG time. Games like FFXI are also still running but its player base is dying. Mainly because of free to play and how old the game is.
And as someone said Dailies. Man wow...did they overdo that. I mean you need an incentive to logon but sheesh guys
PVP need an overhaul or something its dreadful to do unless its open world
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My only problem with Mists is the dailies, he is correct when he said they feel obligatory to do them. Other than that game play and additional features I feel MOP is the best expansion to date.
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Well that was a waste of time,
He made no coherent points, a lot of hesitation in why he doesn't like something and often answered with "I don't know" or "it's nostalgia!" He wants a reason to not like WoW, but in reality he is just tired of it.
The man needs to take a break,
Shocking YouTuber, horrible monotonous voice.
Says himself right away he hasn't played Mists of Pandaria outside of leveling.
Pointless video aimed at grabbing views with the shock appeal
"OH NO WOWCRENDOR HAS WOW IN HIS NAME AND DOESNT LIKE WOW ANYMORE!?"
Was he really criticising the game though?
To me it came more across as him wanting to answer his followers' question as to why he doesn't play WoW as much anymore or make as much WoW videos.
No need to go on a witchhunt against him, it wasn't even he himself who posted the video here... It's just common sense that he has the right to explain his viewers why there is less WoW content on his channel lately...
As for the Thottbott and wowhead discussion... the entire game of Wow is all about referring to out of game websites to prgress yourself. Sure, some sites existed to aid questing. Raiders refer to strat sites for bosses, they use videos to learn fights. Best PvP builds, go to websites. best Arena setups, go to websites. Want the best PvE builds for raiding, go to websites.
U cannot prove your point by using a major part of Wow culture as an argument against it.
Linear is when u play through a game down an accepted and predetermined route. And Wow questing in todays Wow is very much linear by comparison to old Wows questing... anyone who tries to argue against this is simply stupid.
Questing used to offer the player many more options of where to go, your path was much more in your own hands. Now its laid out on a path for u.
This is much to do with Blizzard have realised nobody cares much about levelling now, they just wanna get to lev90 ASAP and theyve designed the game to cater for this. Some call this a step forward, others think this has ruined a fun part of the game. Im not here to argue which is better, im simply framing whats different now to back then.
that doesnt change the fact that levelling/questing is totally different now to what is was back then.
And on this point i think Crendor has a valid point..
oh wait doesnt work here.
His Voice is painfully annoying.
I think Crendor has some point but I think Blizzard is way better off beating his expectations and not just keeping the bar with that, cause it happens.
As well if you're in a guild where you're required to bring your own food the requirement hasn't really changed that much over the years.
Back then, you farmed the items you need. Now, you do dailies for them. The only difference is that you need to do dailies instead of farm, which means you not only have to kill mobs or do whatever, but you get paid for doing it.
2) You clearly don't understand what linear means in the connotation pertaining to a video game.
3) By your definition, every MMO is linear. You don't get to magically choose to be different. You can't decide you want to level in a level 50 zone when you are level 1. It is all literally linear. You are heading to the end game, in any fashion. You go from point A to point B. The middle is irrelevant. This is your definition.
That is also not what anyone is talking about, ever. I suggest less haste and insults and more clear thinking prior to posting.
There were quite a few quests like that in vanilla. Quests I learned to avoid because they led to nowhere. I guess one person's crappy quest flow is another persons avenue for exploration.
I guess some people like quests scattered all over the place in no particular order. I prefer having coherent stories and plots on my questing.
There's far too much nostalgia in the video. Saying VoA was fun and good was my favourite part. There was nothing fun about VoA loot pinatas.