That's my point, which may have been unclear; it's up to each individual to decide when they're done with content. The reason I think the WoD announcement is what did it for most is because that's when we know "what's next". It sort of concluded the MoP story by telling us the next part, and caused players to just look forward to it.
Looks like beta won't come till the summer, therefore WoD won't be coming till September or so. Unless the Beta comes within the next two months, still the game is not going to be released while we are in the summer, that's a fact.
That's your response? Seriously?
Have I spoken to you in this way?
I love how everybody pulls out their crystl balls of delusion and says, "THE SKY IS FALLING THE GAME IS DEAD, ANOTHER 13 MONTH TIER OMG BLIZZ UNSUB NAO" or "It'll be out in two months... Cause Blizz is #1!"
Fact is, none of us really know what the heck we are talking about. We're all basing it on historical precedence. This same historical precedence indicates that things are moving faster at the end of the expansion this time, when compared to WOTLK and Cataclysm.
Now BC was a different animal because of the Sunwell Raid, but that's clearly the outlier in this.
I think, we can all just sit back, and watch as the usual arguments take place on the forums. If anything, it makes my breaks at work more interesting
Remember when WoW had 12million players and the sky seemed the limit. Why then didn't Blizz create a second team of modelers and coders to work exclusively on patches? And if they know they cannot push an expansion out in less than two years, stop promising yearly expansions!
This isn't dev idiocy, this is a PR campaign now.
"There is a pervasive myth that making content hard will induce players to rise to the occasion. We find the opposite. " -- Ghostcrawler
"Almost every time I have gotten to know a critic personally, they keep up with the criticism but lose the venom." -- Ghostcrawler
"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." -- Samuel Johnson
you know that you don't have to sub all them time right? just unsub like everyone else (or don't add more game time like me )
First of all, wow. Youre going to throw insignificant information like that around to back up what exactly? And what does that prove?
Yes, it does bother me that we are possibly looking at 9-12months in a raid before an expansion. Is it a big deal? Nah, but still, this game is my hobby and i would like for it to stay fresh. This website is designed specifically to debate your opinions on matters within games like this.
Also.. youre seriously tell me that you have spent 1200 days (played time) on WoW? Thats insane. So let me get this straight, you have literally sat behind a computer and physically played this game for almost 4 years of time? Even if you split that up over 8 years, that is literally doing nothing but playing wow for half of every year.
I thought i was crazy for having 400 days played since 2004.
The beta is going to be released around the end of March as a spoiler for TESO.
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While I'm not going to go so far as to join the 'your subscription only covers server access' crowd, because I disagree, I think there is an understandable relationship between the players and developers and an already in place time table for how new expansions are released. I also factually acknowledge that no one is required to continue subscribing and the best course of action if they are unsatisfied with the current product is to stop paying for it.
I mean there's honestly no reason why anyone should be complaining, even if they said WoD would release two years from now. WoD isn't a bug fixing patch. It doesn't correct some flaw that affects the consumer's already spent money. It's a new product. Where we largely deviate in opinion is that you think there is a valuable discussion in asking 'Why?' when there's really no value. It doesn't matter why it isn't out by your expectations because you should have no expectations.
Would it be a better service if they had some form of content patches to carry the space between the expansion? Yes. Does it mean that they are doing something wrong or there is a value to whining about it now? No. We'll have to agree to disagree. Once I discovered the world of other MMOs, I too rode the wave of wanting to angrily complain about everything. I gave BiowarEA a forum earful of angry typing before I realized there's just no point. A game is a game and a company is a company. They are going to do whatever they are going to do.
It's my personal observation that enjoying what you enjoy and not worrying about the rest is much more valuable than any amount of complaining will ever be. This isn't politics. It's not changing the laws that determine how our lives operate. It's a game. Having it take longer than expected when you can stop paying for the current product and nothing in your life depends on it is probably a -5 on a scale of 1-100 of consumer affronts.
I love how blizz said they don't want to leave us with content lull before an xpac like they have in the past. Yet that is exactly what they are doing.. again lol.