Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster here, but I have a question.
Has anyone else noticed that when Activision took over Blizzard, WoW went to crap?
I mean, let's look at Activision as a company. What's their crown jewel? Call of Duty. How do they release it? They spew out the same exact game from the depths of their bowels year after year, always being mediocre at best. They're a company that's about making fast money rather than good games. Companies such as Bethesda choose to take years and years to fully develop and polish out their games, never yearly releases. Why? Because that's what it takes to make an amazing game.
Ever since Activision took over, what do we get? Faster content. But does faster mean better? Yes there's more to do to get the most perfect pair of pants, but the gregarious journey you have to take to acquire the pants isn't fun. Instead of waiting five or six months for a good patch, we wait 2-3 months for crap content that involves daily quests or waiting for mobs to spawn.
I know, I know, you've heard it a thousand times before. "I HATE DOING DAILIES!" But still. It really just seems that Activision took their "fast release policy", injected it into Blizzard, and now the devs don't even have enough time to come up with things that are actually worth playing. I used to play WoW for 8-16 hours a day religiously, now I don't even bother to resub. I hate it when developers use the fallback excuse "well people grow up and decide not to play games anymore." Well, while that may be true in some cases, it's not true in all cases. I still play games, currently Path of Exile, for upwards of 20 hours, I just choose not to play WoW anymore, because it's just not fun.
Any thoughts? Or do I have no idea what I'm talking about? Activision took over around Cataclysm correct? Cataclysm being by far the worst content expansion to date.