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  • subscription amounts will always be used to dictate how they handle new/old features

    48 41.03%
  • Blizzard can add or remove a feature in WoW for the betterment of the game rather than subs.

    23 19.66%
  • I can see them doing both.

    46 39.32%
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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Destil View Post
    Blizzard listens to its fans and tries to implement what THEY want and what is BEST for them more-so than most other companies.
    Blizzard gives what the fans want? Sure, I can agree to that.

    What's best for them? Hardly.

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by swagster View Post
    blizzard is greedy they will do what brings them more money
    I'm sure that they pulled in lots of cash from the Diablo 3 RMAH that they are removing, for the betterment of the game.

  3. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrayFox View Post
    Adding or Removing a feature from WoW for the better of the game rather than for the amount of subscriptions?

    It seems Blizzard always tries to fix or add a feature to regain subscriptions rather than get the game on the right track.
    Can you see how convuluted your logic is? All this "it seems"? Do you have insight how they make decisions? Do you have insight that another decision would be indeed better for "the game's life"

    You mention flying mounts. So what if Blizzard had not introduced them? I swear another game would have. People would be "Oh, game xx has flying mounts - how pathetic that Blizzard can't do it" You think that is far fetched? PPL called Blizzard lazy when they said they needed to rebuild Azeroth for flying.

    Now imagine three x-pacs on, WoW is the only game without flying because "It is better for the game's life" and people have left WoW for that one feature that others offer. Flying. This I suppose is not a scenario you can see? So..that means WoW would be a "better game" because it doesn't have flying, yet lost mayve 3 million people? Or are you trying to say without flying the game would have 10 million players?

    Since you insist on mentioning flying mounts - and them ruining the "need to explore" - Funny then how we have even more threads saying "I am sick of tired of riding my 5th alt in Pandaria"

    But here Blizzard sticks to their guns. Alts and new areas like Timeless Isle and Isle of Thunder are no fly zones. I rather see they try to find ways to give everyone a bit.

    Personally I never understood the "What is good for the game" Do you know what is good for the game? how so? Shouldn't a game be good for the people? Isn't a "good game" a game that many people want to play? Can you imagine a situation where objectively the "greatest game with all the feature that are good for the game" exists, but nobody plays it?

    "The game" is...a concept? It shouldn't exist for the pure concept of existing and being "good" If it is good, people will play it. Are you saying Blizzard is amking the game delibereately bad and the worse it gets, the more people play it?

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    And this is what is wrong with gaming today.
    Quote Originally Posted by swagster View Post
    blizzard is greedy they will do what brings them more money
    I am sure you guys work without payment - and if you work for payment you turn down every holiday and every raise in pay. Yes, company will do what they can to get more money. Yes, you can call that greed. Well pull me up a chair, in what system did you guys grow up?

    Oh..I know..must be system where no supermarket, no fast food chains, no automobile concerns, no power companies, no nothing exists, because...and here is the kicker: "Companies are there...to make (more) money"! Which is why bonuses are paid to make (more) money.
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    One cause is a cognitive bias called projection bias. Essentially living inside your own head your entire life makes it exceedingly difficult to understand how others do not also live your same life, think your same thoughts, and hold your same beliefs. In many cases it's quite frustrating to try to empathize and understand why you yourself may not be the center of the universe, which generally results in one 'acting out' in various ways.
    So, in short: the internet.

  4. #44
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    It would be considered unethical for the company to make decisions which would clearly be at odds with increasing revenue. Companies can get and have been sued for stuff like this by their boardmembers and employees.

    It's why Blizzard will always prioritize increasing profits over anything else.
    The cheapest form of pride is national pride. The man who possesses outstanding personal qualities will rather see most clearly the faults of his own nation, for he has them constantly before his eyes. But every miserable fool, who has nothing in the world whereof he could be proud, resorts to being proud of the very nation to which he belongs. In this he finds compensation and is now ready and thankful to defend, … all the faults and follies peculiar to it. - Schopenhauer

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrayFox View Post
    Adding or Removing a feature from WoW for the better of the game rather than for the amount of subscriptions?

    It seems Blizzard always tries to fix or add a feature to regain subscriptions rather than get the game on the right track. They know there are features in the game that are dampening the experience (Their statement on flying mounts ruining the incentive to explore for example) but they are trying to create ways to get around it rather than facing the problem head on.

    So can you ever see Blizzard removing or adding a feature in WoW for the betterment of the game's life? Or will they always have the rising and falling of subscriptions dictate what happens?

    EDIT :

    I guess to better clarify, lets say Blizzard hates a feature they added or regret adding. Can you see Blizzard ever removing said feature for the sake of making the game better?

    Lets say they remove flying mounts for example, we know a lot of people would quit WoW and another group of people would agree it was the right thing. (Not saying Blizzard regrets adding flying mounts, not saying flying mounts are a bad thing.) lets 'pretend' in Blizzard's eyes having a flying mount is a bad feature and shouldn't have been added, can you see blizzard removing it?

    I will have to say Flying is a bad example, that is actually a good thing. Bad features include PVP stats.

    Making PVP only something one group can enjoy is bad game design. They fixed raiding so everyone can enjoy it, they need to do the same for PVP.

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    Can you see how convuluted your logic is? All this "it seems"? Do you have insight how they make decisions? Do you have insight that another decision would be indeed better for "the game's life"
    I stopped reading once you started attacking me about me saying "It seems". Of course I don't have insight on the inner workings of Blizzard, that's why I said "it seems." because on my end thats what it feels like. Do I know that? No. Do I work for Blizzard? No. Thats the whole definition of speculation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessicka View Post
    Scaling back, and taking content away from previous audiences
    'Aren't the same thing' was how you meant to finish...right? Because that's the truth. You can spin it negatively all you want, but no content has been taken away from anyone. That's libel for the purposes of pushing your distaste of particular iterations of the content. It's fine to not like where it is, but let's not state things untruthfully. Blizzard has not removed content from WoW.
    BAD WOLF

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    When the game is losing subs, they'll do anything to make it gain subs.
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