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    I just want my metal game back

    World of Warcraft, or Warcraft in itself is a good example of how a game got infested and subverted by outsiders while the main audience got pushed aside.

    Warcraft used to be high fantasy with a good dose of heavy metal. The devs themselves were big metalheads and this in turn contributed to the creativity of World of Warcraft. A lot of WoW's lore and metal itself goes hand in hand with European pagan folklore.

    Nowadays, anything linked to that is painted as being toxic.
    We have to be open, inclusive and basically: times change, shut the fuck up and go consume other media. WE took over this game buddy. You're old, irrelevant and the new audience is here and they HATE you.

    The hijack was succesfull. Can't wait to read of stories from crazy cat ladies sitting inside their appartment for sure, while they ramble on Twitter about being a morally high virtue signaling grandstanding person. Woohoo.

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    that's literally every game.. the internet is mainstream now.

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    When did this game ever have heavy metal? Outside of that special temporary boss in tbc Kara that dropped a guitar?

    Honestly this thread reads like somebody complaining that being an asshole isn't acceptable behavior anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    When did this game ever have heavy metal? Outside of that special temporary boss in tbc Kara that dropped a guitar?
    undead... and their /dance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleyxoxo View Post
    undead... and their /dance
    Hah true the headbanging haha. Oh how miss how much mor fun the game was when undead could...oh wait

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    Well this is a wierd thread... No one is hating you, heavy metal or European pagan folklore. But you do however need to move in. It's been 17 years anyways, did you expect everything to stay the same?

    Also, erm... Metal culture is pretty open and inclusive so.... Yeah. Oh unless of course by "metal" you solely refer to bands such as Pantera, Hatesphere and the like... Urgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    When did this game ever have heavy metal? Outside of that special temporary boss in tbc Kara that dropped a guitar?

    Honestly this thread reads like somebody complaining that being an asshole isn't acceptable behavior anymore
    Yup, pretty much. Big ol' dose of "back in MAH day!".
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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    Hah true the headbanging haha. Oh how miss how much mor fun the game was when undead could...oh wait
    u said there's no metal in the game

    there is

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    Lol at people who think heavy metal or metal culture is just banging your head playing loud rock music.

    Really why WoW is losing its grasp.

    THIS is why WoW was so good.
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=f2OV4Q5N_K0

    And it's never coming back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    When did this game ever have heavy metal? Outside of that special temporary boss in tbc Kara that dropped a guitar?

    Honestly this thread reads like somebody complaining that being an asshole isn't acceptable behavior anymore
    The tone. The Orcs. The muscles. The bloodlust. It’s not literal heavy metal being included. It’s the tone from that genre.

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    Wasn't L70ETC originally a bunch of employees who made a band? Or is that just my rosey goggles lying to me again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overlordd View Post
    World of Warcraft, or Warcraft in itself is a good example of how a game got infested and subverted by outsiders while the main audience got pushed aside.

    Warcraft used to be high fantasy with a good dose of heavy metal. The devs themselves were big metalheads and this in turn contributed to the creativity of World of Warcraft. A lot of WoW's lore and metal itself goes hand in hand with European pagan folklore.

    Nowadays, anything linked to that is painted as being toxic.
    We have to be open, inclusive and basically: times change, shut the fuck up and go consume other media. WE took over this game buddy. You're old, irrelevant and the new audience is here and they HATE you.

    The hijack was succesfull. Can't wait to read of stories from crazy cat ladies sitting inside their appartment for sure, while they ramble on Twitter about being a morally high virtue signaling grandstanding person. Woohoo.
    This is literally the worst mentality towards WoW that I've ever read.

    WoW has evolved with the times, much like everything else does. What's acceptable 10 years ago isn't acceptable now, and in 10 years time there will be things that are acceptable now that aren't then. That's just what happened in life. There's plenty that was acceptable 50 years ago that really isn't now, all for good reason. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being more open and inclusive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleyxoxo View Post
    u said there's no metal in the game

    there is
    Well no I didn't. I asked a question lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by draugril View Post
    The tone. The Orcs. The muscles. The bloodlust. It’s not literal heavy metal being included. It’s the tone from that genre.
    Everything you just mentioned is still in the game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEORACLE64 View Post
    This is literally the worst mentality towards WoW that I've ever read.

    WoW has evolved with the times, much like everything else does. What's acceptable 10 years ago isn't acceptable now, and in 10 years time there will be things that are acceptable now that aren't then. That's just what happened in life. There's plenty that was acceptable 50 years ago that really isn't now, all for good reason. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being more open and inclusive.
    Literally what is wrong for being a "heavy metal game". I don't feel represented by other media like star wars or cape hero movies. I don't fucking care about those. How is it toxic to cater towards a genre.

    What's this design even about? You can't have a strong focused audience, you must open up towards everyone? Go away. If I don't like a piece of media I simply will not pay attention towards it and keep my money, instead of demanding and crying to be included.

    Really want to know who the fuck is pushing this mindset. Stay out of people's hobbies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overlordd View Post
    Lol at people who think heavy metal or metal culture is just banging your head playing loud rock music.

    Really why WoW is losing its grasp.

    THIS is why WoW was so good.
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=f2OV4Q5N_K0

    And it's never coming back.
    This music (and songs like it) play every month during Darkmoon Fair. None of it's gone anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    Everything you just mentioned is still in the game?
    It's not. The narrative swayed off that since WoD and all we got is Anduin and some bullshit about Elves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draugril View Post
    The tone. The Orcs. The muscles. The bloodlust. It’s not literal heavy metal being included. It’s the tone from that genre.
    That's a ripoff of Warhammer, which itself is way more fucking metal than WoW could ever be.

    Warhammer is Bolt Thrower, Warcraft is Poison.
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Because fuck you, that's why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edlarel View Post
    This music (and songs like it) play every month during Darkmoon Fair. None of it's gone anywhere.
    Vibes bro. Vibes.

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    Oh sorry, I have never liked heavy metal, was I not supposed to like WoW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Overlordd View Post
    It's not. The narrative swayed off that since WoD and all we got is Anduin and some bullshit about Elves.
    So orcs aren't in the game anymore? And if they are they are scrawny???? Didn't somebody commit genocide last expac? What's more "metal" than genocide lmao

    Warcraft has ALWAYS had "Saturday morning cartoons" vibe since wc3. If you think that's metal it says more about you than the game tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarro View Post
    Oh sorry, I have never liked heavy metal, was I not supposed to like WoW?
    Weird how it never caught onto you.

    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    So orcs aren't in the game anymore? And if they are they are scrawny???? Didn't somebody commit genocide last expac? What's more "metal" than genocide lmao

    Warcraft has ALWAYS had "Saturday morning cartoons" vibe since wc3. If you think that's metal it says more about you than the game tbh
    Meanwhile we're following Anduin, Jaina, Thrall and Baine around like the marvel squad of Azeroth.
    You picked one narrative that was quickly dissolved and let to nothing.

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