Last edited by Hammerfest; 2014-08-20 at 12:06 PM.
-Harlan Hammerfest, Paladin
Every time I'm told that I don't know what I'm talking about, I am all the more confident that I do.
It's different than when you walked around with a Thunderfury, or Glaives, or even a Shadowmourne. People wanted what you had because they saw you around all the time, in the city, in BGs, and so on. You just don't get that anymore, but having that narcissistic attitude is truly a gem.
Modern gaming apologist: I once tasted diarrhea so shit is fine.
"People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an excercise of power, are barbarians" - George Lucas 1988
You should really understand the situation with WOD. Imagine, that you have invested into building of three room house. Building company said to you, that you would have to pay a little bit more and wait a little bit longer, but at the end you would have a four room house, instead of three room! Of course you agreed, because you trusted this company. But when time comes, they just say to you "Sorry buddy, but we managed to build only two room house, cuz materials became too expensive recently". Ok, that happens. But this is not the end of story. Then you suddenly find out, that they actually used your money to build 2x two room houses instead of one four room and now trying to sell second house separately to grab some extra free money. Yeah. That's how situation with WOD looks like. They charged subs from us for extra 7 months, which made SOO twice more expensive in terms of fee/content ratio, increased price of xpack by 10$, but at the end we are getting the smallest xpack in Wow history, while they definitely used this delay to develop two xpacks simultaneously, but going to charge another 50$ for second one, which will give them 100$ per 2 years instead of 40$ from previous xpacks. And this is while gaining about 13$ (~90% of sub fee) for 7 months, i.e. 91$, for free just due to delay. Isn't it too much for quality and quantity of content they are providing? Don't you think, that they are trying to sell only 1/2 of content for the same price like in those example with investing into house? In real world this is called fraud and it's crime. But due to absence of any agreement between you and Bliizzard, thay actually can change their minds at any moment and turn all they said at Blizzcont into just empty sounds. No agreement - no responsibility. I really think, that game developing companies should not be allowed to sell preorders without making an agreement with players to give them guaranty, about what and when exactly they are going to get in xpack, they are going to buy. What you can do about it now? Refound your preorder and refuse to buy WOD until price will be lowered or, in ideal case, WOD will be offered completely for free, just because Blizzard already gained ~90$ of completely free money due to simply delaying xpack release. There is no other way to stop this slippery slope of milking more money only for the sake of milking even more money right here and right now.
Last edited by AVPaul; 2014-08-20 at 05:54 PM.
I'm a Forsaken. I kill firstborns while their mamas watch. I turn cities into salt. I even, when I feel like it, rip the souls from little girls, and from now till kingdom come, the only thing you can count on in your existence is never understanding why.
"I pay the same money I should get the same content" I think this was actually a valid argument during TBC. It matters more now then ever now that WoW isn't the top PC game. While I never saw BT in BC it didn't bother me but I could understand why it bothered others.
However Blizzard really shot themselves in the foot with the whole "raiding for every1" theme. In TBC casuals were actual quite happy with welfare epics as long as Blizzard continued to provide them, and there were tons of other things to do besides raid. They made it so accessible now though via LFR you almost seem pigeon holed into it.
Also the new "raids for everyone" theme revealed a glaring weakness in Blizzard, how freakin long they take to come out with content. At launch of BC we had Kara, TK, SSC, Hyjal, Gruul's Layer and Magtheridon. 6 raids at launch, keep in mind though only Kara was ascetically pleasing, despite how great the encounters were in TK and SSC it was always criticized for being a pink/blue hall way with trash.
However these 6 raids gave Blizzard all the time in the world to come out with BT, ZG and Sunwell because most people haven't even started Hyjal yet. They simply had to nerf content at a more consistent rate similar to the ICC buff to get a larger portion of the population through that content once they were ready to come out with more content. With everyone on the same raid tier everyone gets burned out at the same time. I dont think the sub drop off was as steep for the end of TBC because so many people were still trying to see the raiding content with that 30% nef they implemented at the end.
Players have said it and players have defended it, troll or not. To a point I think such arguments are really just players grasping at straws over being angry at other players doing more and being more happy in the game than them. The earlier arguments of to see the content have largely been shown to be BS to cover just wanting character progression and something to do. Why cant players be more honest and constructive with their wants and needs. It is like they feel it is selfish and mask things in order to appeal to a larger audience. The issue with players using the casual label as an excuse or crutch is not all casuals are alike and the majority really isnt a majority when you start looking at all the different play styles and interests in gameplay. There are those who love only dailies while those who only love dungeons. There are even those who will level characters over and over again, while others do things like play the AH. Just because everyone levels doesnt mean they enjoy leveling, but hey if someone levels that must make them apart of the majority and surely everyone must think alike and want the same thing or at least that is how some sound.
People always think of silly reasons or claim some sort of right or entitlement to get what is out of their reach.