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Posted 29 July 2014 - 21:04
One of the largest (and oldest) threads on Neowin. Did everyone quit WoW?
Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:21
Started playing again recently, got into WOD Beta and its fun!
Damn you !
Posted 30 July 2014 - 15:20
I quit, but Warlords of Draenor looks like it's shaping up nicely. Might pull me back in.
Posted 30 July 2014 - 15:24
Still playing. Kind of. Waiting for WoD, only logging in every now and then.
Posted 30 July 2014 - 15:40
New tier gear is always better than old tier gear.
Heroic ToT gear is > SoO RF gear. Progression is the heart of the game.
Also, 391 gear (Heroic FL) > 384 gear (DS RF)
Yeah but before RF you had to work for it. The normal mode of most raids was still hard for most people. And the good gear was dropped by later bosses in the raid and most casual groups were not able to down them even in normal mode.
RF killed the game for me. It's easy. It's laughable how it is easy. It destroys one of the purpose of raiding. I stopped playing the game when DS RF was released. Seeing stupid DS RF later bosses gear (390) being better than Fireland heroic gear (391) because of low ilevel difference and itemization killed it. You were required to do RF DS to upgrade fireland heroic gear. How stupid is that ...
RF gear should be the same level as normal mode previous raid. Like the Trial of the Champion gear was the same level as normal mode 10 men Ulduar. And like ZA and ZG gears was the same level as the normal mode BWD. If i remember correctly ZA and ZG gear was even a little bit lower than normal mode BWD.
The point of RF should be to gear for normal mode current raid (like the new dongeons added in WOTLK and beginning of cata). And the gear level should be the same as previous raid normal mode. 1 ilevel lower than heroic mode previous gear was stupid beyond understandment. But that's the new blizzard for you.
Everyone with their rose colored glasses.
The game has evolved. It is a better, more polished game than it ever has been.
Vanilla/BC was when each class had one viable spec and itemization was horrible. It was fun then, it would be awful now.
More polished yes. Better absolutely not.
Posted 30 July 2014 - 15:52
I play occasionally get a month here and there I very very casually raid with a guild I have been in since TBC
I do like all the little things the devopers have done mostly small things like spam escape to close out of wow completly multiple ways to access differnt things and open things alot of other mmo's I noticed dont do that and it makes slightly more tedious to navigate around the menus
I do wish people would talk more seems like every game I play nobody ever says anything anymore
Posted 30 July 2014 - 15:52
I'm still playing but just once or twice a week until WoD comes along, getting bored of SoO and Timeless Isle.
Posted 30 July 2014 - 15:57
That was always the case, but I could run RF in ~20 minutes, and 9/10 times get a piece of gear. I am totally decked in RF Gear.. and I barely had to do a thing. The game now has way too much hand holding. You can go from level 1 to 90 in no time.. players don't get to learn their classes, because everything is handed to them.
I'd like to see half the players rocking 90 tier gear now play TBC.. 9/10 would be kicked for being scrubs.. the problem I think.. is that Blizz had a solid game (it is still) with hardcore players. They wanted to open up a bit to casuals and in doing so made it far less enjoyable for the hardcore players. Eventually they hit a spot where it was too easy for most, and too hard for others so numbers dropped. Instead of going back to the head to the grind stone work for what you have mentality.. they are going after the players who play games on their tablets with short attention spans.
If given the chance.. I would gladly pay 15$ a month to play wow like it was in TBC (pre-nerf). However.. I struggle to justify reactivating my account as it is right now. I will likely re-activate when the new expansion comes out.. but I am genuinely dissapointed with the direction Blizzard has gone with it, and the reactivation and purchasing of expansion would be to see what's new.
I think WOTLK was a relatively good compromise. The hard mode and heroic mode was hard enough. Few people can say Ulduar hard mode was easy. Few people can say ICC heroic was easy even after the buff. The dungeons were too easy though. Wintergrasp was fun. It was not as good as BC but it was still way better than cata and mop. OS 3 drakes was really hard. Halion heroic was really hard too for most people out there.
I think Blizzard dropped the ball first with the faction change. A money grabbing Blizzard should be ashamed of. It killed many servers including my own (Mug'thol) and on those servers Wintergrasp and world pvp became a total mess. On mug'Thol a couple of months after faction change the population was around 90% hordes for 10% alliances. Before faction change it was around 60% hordes for 40% alliances and it had been stable for many years. I had a screenshot of how stupid it was but sadly i can't find it anymore. I was in wintergrasp and we were maybe 5 alliances and the horde had the maximum number of players (can't remember how it was). I was so buffed that i could kill 3 hordes with a single multishot. I could annihilate them with a single trap. But there was so much of them and so few of us that we were not able to do anything. I posted many messages on Blizzard message board and never got any reply from them. They never did anything to resolve the situation and we were not offered free xfer. I had to pay 75$ to move 3 of my toons out of this mess. The other toons i never played them again.
After that it went downhill for Blizzard. Cata was cool at first. The dungeons were harder than wotlk. BWD and BOT were both really hard raids. The heroic mode BWD remains one of the hardest raid i did in the game. Fireland was rehashed but before the nerf it was hard enough and fun. Then Blizzard nerfed it. They ******* nerfed it the week after we were 4% close to kill Lord Rhyolith heroic. He was hard and only 3 groups on the server had him killed. We were the only other group close to kill him. The week after the nerf there was like 10 groups having the achiv for him. They nerfed FL heroic so bad it destroyed the purpose of doing it. Only Rag heroic remained really hard enough to be heroic.
Then they released RF DS and the game was then dead. I re-activated my account to play mop but i did not raid and closed it after hitting 90. I don't plan to re-activate it ever.