I think it's a good idea to have no flying at first because that's when the content is new and fresh and having to explore is great at that point. However, a year on and people will have more or less seen everything there is to see at which point no flying will just be a pain in the ass - it's not necessarily fun to keep "exploring" the same area you've "explored" 300 times before.
I do have to admit I'm finding the idea of this xpac rather bland. I love the sound of the balance tuning changes coming but in terms of new content can't say I'm that impressed. It's nice we're going to see stuff that is more wholesome than kung-fu pandas but the story and lore needs to move forward whereas for the last xpac and this one it just seems to be moving sideways. Ultimately, Warcraft lore is about Azeroth vs. Burning Legion. It's been several xpacs since BC, let's get back to that plot arc already.
Last edited by Aqueous; 2014-03-13 at 06:27 PM.
Here are my thoughts on the subject:
Don't see the issue at all, considering nearly ALL of the content in the game is done in instances anyway. If you are so upset, you must not be actually doing anything at level 90!
I said that he is more hardcore than the average playerbase and that I can't consider someone that cares (or is passionate) enough about a single game to make 3300 posts about it and dedicates one of his 6 monitors to the website alone at work casual. That sir, is not casual. It's not normal either.
It is hardcore, meaning "unswervingly committed; uncompromising; dedicated".
It is passionate, meaning "ruled by intense emotion; expressing, showing, or marked by intense or strong feeling; or intense or vehement"
For the purpose of talking about this game, both mean nearly the same thing with reference to Superman. 3300 posts represent someone that is very committed to WoW (he has admitted to being a fanboy even) and on top of that some of his posts are very intense and demonstrate his intense or strong feelings for WoW.
He is not a casual player. Casual players do not spend the majority of the workdays posting on gaming forums about a single game that they claim to only play a few hours a week. Derp, herp, derp.
When I left EQ1, it was when my guild killed the big bad boss of the expansion we were working through. We finished it up and I decided it was time to leave. The hardest part about it was that I had to struggle with the feeling that I was abandoning my raid buddies at the time. I felt the story that I cared about was wrapped up though and I had no desire to start another story in new lands.
My leaving had nothing to do with the new areas, new mechanics or any other new changes - I was simply finished. There is nothing that Sony could have done in early 2004 (short of maybe giving me a million dollars =P) that would have made me stay. There are people just like that leaving WoW on a daily basis.
After that, I took a 3 to 4 month break from nearly all games, then came back online to beta test WoW.
Last edited by Raeln; 2014-03-13 at 06:30 PM.
Funny that you jump at getting called out for being scared and lash out in an attempt to disprove it. So predictable.
Listen please: I just read a post where someone said " No Flying in WoD, terrible". They build this game, every since they started to take feedback from ppl the game got ruined. People noticed that blizzard started to listen to those who had something to say and now every time there's something THEY come up with, ppl start whining and threatening with cancelling subscription. WHY did they take feedback in the first place? Why? This game would have been so awesome even today if they wouldn't have cared for every selfish comment.
They come up with a new idea or something new, and all ppl have to say is "That's it, im cancelling my subscription". Im tired of ppl commanding over this game and trying to make their voice or state vivid! Blizzard should STOP taking feedback and make decision out of it! They shouldn't give a crap about what x and y has to say, atleast not to change that specific thing just to make someone happy. This game is going to die and the reason its losing subscription is the ppl behind their keyboard commanding and complaining over twitter and forums. All i read on this website almost every single day is complains about one change or the other..why can't ppl just stop complaining and enjoy the game the way its served?
Blizzard knows what they're doing better than anyone else, and you can't disagree on that. Who are you to judge their decisions when all you do is play and nothing else ( you pay to play and nothing else, which is not even an obligation..you like the game, you pay for it..you don't? You stop paying). It was enough for them to just say once " we might not have flying throughout the whole xpac" and ppl already started yelling out "worst decision ever, cancelling subscription, that's it". I haven't seen almost no forums where people give positive feedback about something.. all they do is complain and complain and complain. I'm sick of it...and im not the only one.
p.s. I'm sorry about my bad English, it is not my mother language.
You cannot put something as fundamental as flying in the game, and then remove it.
If there is no flying in WOD I would not be happy with that decision.
@Ghostcrawler:Some advice: [My pet issue] is why there were sub losses is one of the weaker arguments players use. Players don't have that data.
I can bet none of them quit the game with the reason, "Damn you blizzard for allowing us to fly."
For all the problems of Cata and MoP have - flying was not one of them.
Either way, you're not going to be happy for a while.
Last edited by quras; 2014-03-13 at 06:34 PM.