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  1. #381
    Well I think everyone is to kind in giving a reason. Its no ones business why you play a game you pay for. Op I play because its fun for me that's why. Btw I also play wildstar.

  2. #382
    Quote Originally Posted by Ealyssa View Post
    Because it's true ? Millions of persons litteraly still have fun playing this game. Being for PVE or PVP.
    I think what some of us wonder is "If you've played since MoP release, what's left to do?" At least I wonder that. But then, I played consistently since release. I did all the daily crap, the various raid tiers when they were current, etc. So, by time I saw Garrosh die, I was done. I didn't have anything left to do that I wanted to do. Sure, I could have leveled alts or geared my toons a bit more (my best character is 544) but... why? I was done with PVE. So Mini and I and others quite honestly wonder wtf there is left to do. Again for myself, I've played since late Vanilla, so saying "Run old raids/do achievements" etc... doesn't work. Been there, done that (what I wanted to) and I've seen a 2.5-3 years of this end of the expansion gap. Consider that... the cumulative time I've spent in game at the end of expansions is longer than any single expansion in total...

    On the 800,000 number.... it's 800k NET. Some people who took time off earlier came back... so more than 800k people left, it's just that some of them were offset by others returning. I wouldn't be surprised if 1M left and 200k came back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mytheros View Post
    Well I think everyone is to kind in giving a reason. Its no ones business why you play a game you pay for. Op I play because its fun for me that's why. .
    The OP's question is what do you find fun... since it's been a year without content, it's kind of amazing to some of us that anyone can find new stuff to do at this point.
    Last edited by clevin; 2014-08-07 at 05:22 AM.

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    Heirloom collecting. There is soo much to do in mop. (pun intended)

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    Doesnt spend time playing WoW, spends time trolling WoW forums. I can see the logic in the thinking of the OP. Trolling MMC forums is free but getting mom to keep paying your sub for WoW every month is hard mode. See ya in WoD kid.
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  5. #385
    I log in to do a heroic once a day and play the Beta.

  6. #386
    The only thing left to do really is Warcraft Logs rankings at this point.

    But why do people go play golf or bowling? They gather with friends and do something.. doesn't always have to be new to be fun.

  7. #387
    Actually I just started doing something I never really did in WoW before: PvP. It's what keeps me interested throughout the SoO Burnout
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  8. #388
    I'm still farming heroic heirlooms from garrosh every week and completed my full warforged best in slot gear. As the beta showed me, I only replaced two of my items during leveling with nagrand pieces that rolled epic and the garrosh heirloom scaled to ilvl 633, which is very good. I guess I will take this one into the first tier of raiding.

    That aside I still have fun smashing through heroic SoO, even if I've got it on farm since january. Since my guild stopped raiding a while ago, I'm helping out on other groups every week to see other raids perspectives and meet new people. All while having only one short night of raiding. Good times.

  9. #389
    I always played WoW for the PvP and the collection of some rare mounts or gear.

    Raiding takes less than 5% of my play.
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    Why not?

    Over the last 10 yrs:

    I have amassed over 1000 books. At an Average cost of $6 that puts me about $6000

    Mods to my car (not repairs) roughly $8000

    Fishing probably has ran me about $2500 (license, gas, bait, tackle)

    Camping has easily put me over $5k (gas, food, etc etc etc)

    Movies I have gone about 20x at a cost of $50 a shot $1000 for an average of 40 hrs worth of entertainment

    9 years of WOW comes out to $1614 for UNLIMITED play. (I do not include computer/Internet in the cost cause I would have those regardless)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ministabber View Post
    Only 800k honestly ? what the hell are you playing!

    Is there some secret part of the game I don't know about ?
    Are players just letting subs roll over till WOD ?

    I'd really like to know why your still playing, or more important what your playing?
    Farming Heroic SoO mounts, gearing alts that I might main in WoD, farming transmog, having un with friends.

  12. #392
    Quote Originally Posted by Locruid View Post
    Why not?

    Over the last 10 yrs:

    I have amassed over 1000 books. At an Average cost of $6 that puts me about $6000

    Mods to my car (not repairs) roughly $8000

    Fishing probably has ran me about $2500 (license, gas, bait, tackle)

    Camping has easily put me over $5k (gas, food, etc etc etc)

    Movies I have gone about 20x at a cost of $50 a shot $1000 for an average of 40 hrs worth of entertainment

    9 years of WOW comes out to $1614 for UNLIMITED play. (I do not include computer/Internet in the cost cause I would have those regardless)
    WoW is by far the cheapest form of entertainment in view of hours spend.

    For 28 years I bought and played games which lasted a few weeks at the most. We copied games by the hundreds too back in the 80's. On my attic are 500 boardgames, mostly wargames and the number of money coins I inserted in Arcade slots is incredible.

    I think ALL games combined had less hours spend in them than the 8 years I am playing WoW now.

    The problem is that the long term progress of your preferred avatars is a BIG deal for many players. Returning to them or simply continue playing your paladin or rogue or hunter (in my case) is so much more rewarding than playing something limited or new without much reference.

    You see this in social gaming too. People compare with each other and make references all the time.

    Because WoW is THE reference in MMORPG play, it is easy to follow it through.

    And btw: as a PvP player mostly I think there is too much PvP content already. We don't need 15 Bg's or 10 Arena's or 10 world zones of PvP.

    WoW has more than enough content to wade through thousands of long term achievements and OPTIONS already.

    It was far more worthwhile in playing 1200 hours of hardcore PvP to get to that Justicar title for my Paladin than playing a great game like Heavy Rain on the PS3. Heavy Rain was a great 30 hours experience, but becoming Justicar with my main in WoW was EPIC.

    That's the main attraction for many people to play or return to WoW.
    Last edited by BenBos; 2014-08-07 at 10:30 AM.

  13. #393
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Insinuating that people paying for the game don't care about their money because YOU don't consider it to be worth it.

    Not /topic, just /arrogant.

    I keep an extremely tight ship with my economics, and the 12 euro I spend each month for WoW is MORE than worth it. Hope that doesn't give the condescending preachers a nosebleed.
    Okay then, so what exactly does WoW offer that other MMOs on the market don't offer better? Is it the social aspect? Admittedly, yes, the game has a larger player base than other MMOs but there are tons of games online that have similar communities. And you can socialize in the real world without paying every month. Is it the combat system? Because other MMOs have similar and arguably better combat systems. Is it the graphics? Because again, there are MMOs with newer and less outdated graphics - excusing their revamp of the races.

    As it stands, you're paying money each month to just do the same stuff over and over again because there hasn't been any new content in over a year.

    So please enlighten us on how its worth your money. It's fine to say that it's worth it because you have fun, that's a valid reason, but that doesn't mean you value your money - because people have fun doing drugs, too, and I'm sure its pretty unanimous that's a waste of money/time. People have fun gambling but there's no denying that it's a waste of money unless you win.

    So maybe provide some perspective.

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    Progressing SoO 10N. Had almost half a year guildless and my new team just moved guilds. Might not actually get Ahead Of The Curve anyway
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    WoW is incredibly vast. Take a glance at my signature and take a wild guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingBreezes View Post
    It's still three weeks to get the valor and the gaze weeks you can still be unlucky and get less than 5 secrets or runestones. It's faster, but it's futile at this point if he's trying to get into a raid.
    The problem lies with people expecting to be able to catch up in two or three weeks while SoO is already 11 months old and this legendary quest is at least twice that old. And on top of that they don't want to do anything for it but just join someone elses raid and let them do all the work. And all this while complaining about requirements and after 10 nerfs to the legendary quests, SoO and the rate you obtain gear/upgrades.
    I am just guessing here but maybe, maybe you should go spend your time on something else if you are still whining about having to grind valor for three weeks. Apparently you don't like playing WoW.

  17. #397
    Formed a new guild half-way through 5.4, so we're still training up raiders for WoD, plus trying to get a heroic or two. I'm getting my professions maxed out, saving some gold etc. Also doing PvP on my Warlock for Bloody Coins.

  18. #398
    Quote Originally Posted by Spastic_Dreamer View Post
    Okay then, so what exactly does WoW offer that other MMOs on the market don't offer better? Is it the social aspect? Admittedly, yes, the game has a larger player base than other MMOs but there are tons of games online that have similar communities. And you can socialize in the real world without paying every month. Is it the combat system? Because other MMOs have similar and arguably better combat systems. Is it the graphics? Because again, there are MMOs with newer and less outdated graphics - excusing their revamp of the races.

    As it stands, you're paying money each month to just do the same stuff over and over again because there hasn't been any new content in over a year.

    So please enlighten us on how its worth your money. It's fine to say that it's worth it because you have fun, that's a valid reason, but that doesn't mean you value your money - because people have fun doing drugs, too, and I'm sure its pretty unanimous that's a waste of money/time. People have fun gambling but there's no denying that it's a waste of money unless you win.

    So maybe provide some perspective.
    Sorry but I had to laugh about your post. Seriously, do you know another MMO with a seperate e-sports competition ? Nope. You DO know esports with equal gear is supported in WoW ?

    Do you know another MMO with around 70 seperate BG's spread over 5 levels up until the end game... Number of Arena plays ?

    And that's just PvP.

    Anyone care to to look into the 120+ dungeons, the HUGE amount of continents, high quality Raids, Pet Battles, Pet collections, FLYING mounts.

    Seriously NONE of these MMO's have seamless phasing that allows such simple things as farms and garrisons, NONE have seamless and real time cross server open world play.

    NONE have multi millions of subscribers either.

    Most of these crappy copycats that launched over the years have terrible GCD mechanics.

    So please stop this already.

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    The others have ZERO official subscribers after 1-2 years, because they offer LESS in overall polish, quality and quantity.

    In fact most of these duds have only a FRACTION of players while being offered for FREE.

    -----> Now seriously: think about this: other FREE "MMO's" (sic) have far LESS players than WoW has active subscribers ...

    How much more fail do you want ? For God's sake Diablo3 has no subscription and it sold ... 20 MILLION copies in 2 years already... Now THAT is an example of how FREE MMO's would need in numbers ... IF they were anything even comparable to WoW...

    But they fail, in copies, in numbers, in having zero active subscriptions after X months launch.

    It is quite simple really. Subpar quality never made it into the subscription field, that's why the rest turned free faster than you can pronounce the word subscription.

    And nope, how much you would want to twist things: going free does NOT magically turns games into better experiences at all.
    Last edited by BenBos; 2014-08-07 at 12:07 PM.

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    I also think part of why people are still paying their subscription is because it is fairly cheap and not a big deal if you just let it run automatically every month. It's 1/3 of my phone bill, a bit more than my Netflix subscription (that I barely use) and less than Spotify Premium. Remember that the subscription cost hasn't changed for 10 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiredmana View Post
    WoW is incredibly vast. Take a glance at my signature and take a wild guess.
    550/582 ilvl? So you spend your time running around Stormwind in Heroic Warforged gear with a fishing pole? :P

    Answering the OP's question though, I play WoW for the same reason I've always played it. I love games and had the choice between XBox, PlayStation and Free Online Games. Console games are won and then you spend another 80 bucks, and every 2-4 years you buy the next best console. With Online Games they can be absolutely amazing but you spend two to three times as much time trying to find a decent game to get hooked on (pronounced: weeding through crap games/game sites). With WoW, there's always something to do. It's $12 bucks a month, and has proven awesome enough to keep my attention for 6 years. Why quit because there's not an expansion for a few months. Go exploring! Watch some videos and visit some places in WoW you haven't seen yet. Find some glitches. Level up a Tauren Rogue.

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