For those who said No, I'm interested to know why. Personally I think MoP was not the greatest expac, so I am ready for it to move along. I won't be subbing until WoD is much closer, so it doesn't really make a huge difference for me. I'd much rather have WoD sooner. You guys who want another patch...you realize that would delay it at LEAST 3 months right? 6 weeks for dev time and 6 weeks for PTR. That's a bare minimum.
They said they started the whole WoD project when MoP was released, didn't they? And that they're alredy now planning the expansion that'll come after WoD (Mostly have a small team with ideas and paint the ideas out for other teams to follow it up etc).
I voted NO because I don't know when WoD will get released. If WoD Beta will come before mid February, then I'm okay with it, because that'll mean we may very likely get it before July.
But yeah, I will very likely unsub to WoW if WoD comes after May/June and resub then. Depends a lot on how it'll go for me in search of a new guild to raid with.
If they won't release WoD ASAP then it will be totally unnecessary to release it at all because by that time subscribers population will nosedive to a doomed line that nothing can bring this lost back.
I was kind of hoping there'd be signs of life WoD but so far nothing really. No new models or updates to the website since initial announcement 2 months ago. Every question about beta has so far gained no firm response. It certainly does appear that despite all the hype about faster turn overs (but then again they always make and break that promise) we're in this for another long haul. The unfortunate bit is not the wait but rather the effort to keep guilds together, there's always a certain amount of drift once the content begins to feel tired, new tiers or expansions keep people ticking over months of nothing just causes a slow trickle some of which comes back and some of which you just never see again.
- - - Updated - - -
Not really, because the ones tit whining that they have no content are generally non raiding players who have cleared zero progression content.
Face it, the game does not revolve around farmville and transmog fashion shows. PVP weenies take care of themselves because they are their own content.
If you have cleared LR"R" and it's cardboard cut out bosses you are done with the content by your standard.
If you have cleared Flex with it's pop up moving dummies painted like bosses you are clearly wasting your time by your standard.
If you have cleared the Normal version of the boss you must be some kind of super hero for exceeding the prior two mock up raids.
And finally if you meet the challenge of beating bosses that are the true challenge of the game you must be insane cuz dats tew hawd.
So? If the number of people who have run out of content that they would like to do is large - and it is large - shouldn't that be a problem and a signal to the devs that they should do something about it, lest these people leave (since they, well, have nothing to do)?
Because they might not return, you know. Some 5 millions have already left and never returned...
- - - Updated - - -
Well, you either get a measly patch that'll hold you for a couple weeks maybe less or have them focus on the expansion to get it out faster. What would you rather have? Me, I prefer them focusing on the expansion. I'd take an expansion over a big patch any day so the sooner we get it the better. Yeah it may be a while and it may be boring on WoW for a few months but still I think it's good they're putting all their time into the expansion and not making sure that we have something to do all the time. There's plenty of stuff for people to do with all the professions, mini-games, dungeons/raids, transmoging, and leveling a different character or creating a new character. If it's really that bad then unsubscribe until the expansion comes out but from what Blizzard is saying the expansion should be out in just a couple of months. We're in January and they say they want it out in spring time which is March and April and that's only 2-3 months away. So your best bet, if you're really that bored, is to just try to find something fun to do and just hang on for a couple months.
Last edited by Geminiwolf; 2014-01-10 at 03:18 PM.
“Ever wonder why ice cubes taste so boring? It’s cuz you make ‘em outta stupid water, you bimbo! Put some fruit juice in there and freeze it into ice cubes, and put THAT in your milk.”
"One small mankind and I'm gonna leap the heck outta this moon rocket." - Kneel Aurmstrang
For your health.
94% of players (i'm sure that's the stat I read) have yet to kill any heroic boss, that implies most have no intention of doing so. When the game was new it could fly that these people could be kept happy by exploring the world and the game, but now it doesn't work.
You can operate under the narcissistic assumption that Blizzard somehow cares more about the money of the 5% but that's simply false. Things such as the legendary quest, LFR and Flex are clear strides to cater to the masses, however they operated under the assumption that people who don't raid want to but can't, which isn't the case. In the coming years i'm sure we'll see a massive shift towards non raiding content for Blizzard.
You can operate under the assumption that you're somehow better than somebody who can't devote 20 hours a week to raiding, but that's not the case in anybody's eyes except the few heroic raiders.
maybe Blizz just spends too much time trying to keep the support players paying subscriptions and this has created an imbalance of too much support not enough player.
And on the second statement, I do not think I can be any more clear. If you do not complete at least a major amount of the content "ahead of the curve" then you obviously need to try harder not to stand in easily avoidable raid damage or join the millions of players who gave up trying.
- - - Updated - - -
As to better, nope. I am a completely hum drum average player. Not one of the 2% and I devote 6 hours a week to raiding. 2 hours a night, 3 nights a week. In that time I get my below average number of reg bosses down while striving to improve.
My answer to the "assumption" that people not clearing raid content is not their inability to do so is show me. If you are capable you would be a doer and not a sayer.