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Among all the gameplay flaws and mindless grinding, the deal breaker was no Australian servers. Extra $10 on top of the monthly fee to get a pathetic 200ms for PvP got old.

For such a massive franchise, the lack of international based servers was insulting.
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Among all the gameplay flaws and mindless grinding, the deal breaker was no Australian servers. Extra $10 on top of the monthly fee to get a pathetic 200ms for PvP got old.

For such a massive franchise, the lack of international based servers was insulting.
I've been reading a lot lately about how Australians and New Zealanders are getting royally screwed everywhich way you turn with PC games, computers and parts and even bandwidth. Now you don't even get decent servers? What's going on down there? It sounds like you could use a new government.
I just found out that for some reason, Steam is charging your country more for downloading games even though the Australian dollar is now worth more than ever. That just isn't the least bit fair. Don't you have any computer-centric advocates to represent you with these issues?
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Which gets me to thinking: what will blizzard do to diablo 3 if wow's subscription isnt dropping significiantly in the next few years? I mean let's keep it real, the 2 games have a lot of common fans, and with d3's new and shiny graphics and hopefully a great mechanic, it's gonna pull a lot of players out of wow, not to mention quite ppl are consistently quiting wow due to boredom and other reasons.
Question is, is blizzard really going to make a new army to fight against it's own old?
I will be a d3 player, so I reallyhope they don't wait till wow get all rusty....
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Bastards keep sending me e-mails saying I'm trying to sell my WoW account.
I don't have a WoW account, never even played a demo and I think MMO's completely suck!
Everytime I tell them this they say I have to log into my account to help me.
It's because it's a phishing scam, it actually has nothing to do with Blizzard. They make it appear to look like Blizzard, but it is not. Their object is to get your account login information and steal it, etc. This has been going on for a long time.
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Which gets me to thinking: what will blizzard do to diablo 3 if wow's subscription isnt dropping significiantly in the next few years? I mean let's keep it real, the 2 games have a lot of common fans, and with d3's new and shiny graphics and hopefully a great mechanic, it's gonna pull a lot of players out of wow, not to mention quite ppl are consistently quiting wow due to boredom and other reasons.
Question is, is blizzard really going to make a new army to fight against it's own old?
I will be a d3 player, so I reallyhope they don't wait till wow get all rusty....
This is called predicating and although I see that your concern is genuine, I am confident that Blizzard has allocated a hefty amount of resources to market penetration and strategy department to address that very issue.

What do you think what the real reason is when Blizzard is asked when the game will be ready and they always say "It's ready when it's ready"?
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I used to play WoW. it was really amazing having come from the painful experience that was FFXI. it was great how it encouraged (read: REQUIRED) team-based play, but it was so restricting and demanding in comparison. furthermore, WoW had a bajillion times more charm than FFXI could ever hope to evince. nothing'll ever come close to the feeling of encountering Thunderbluff for the very first time as a lowbie tauren.

then I hit max level. tried out raiding for a while, but it just wasn't for me. came back on WotLK, and I kinda liked how classes and specs were more varied. I could actually do decent dps as a melee shaman! then I eventually realized that it stopped being about the 'charm' and more about the next set of clothes to shoot for.

can't remember when exactly I quit for good, but it was at the moment I had that realization.

I guess people are starting to get that realization, too.
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This is called predicating and although I see that your concern is genuine, I am confident that Blizzard has allocated a hefty amount of resources to market penetration and strategy department to address that very issue.

What do you think what the real reason is when Blizzard is asked when the game will be ready and they always say "It's ready when it's ready"?
i actually believe that very sentence, although it truely takes them FARKING long to make every game, every game they make simply pwn too hard, making it kind of worth the waiting

but see, warcraft, starcraft, those are games with one-time cost. MMO are a lot different, they feed blizzard with a monthly salary.

take SC2 as an example, what happens if SC2 got released 1 year before it did? nothing except blizzard get all that money 1 year earlier. people who would play are going to play, people who would quit SC1 would quit SC1. Blizzard loses nothing from players who quit SC1 for SC2.

now WoW on the other hand...im telling you man, even if blizzard stack off for like a year not having much new materials in WoW, at least half of the active players will still be playing provided the servers dont die. Its not so much about the game itself but more like the bonding between players. they simply like to game with one another.

i dont know man, a lot of things have been on my mind about this. Seeing how slow blizzard gets its games out, they can delay all they want on D3 with legit reasons. All im saying is, i never thought that blizzard is cheap, never at all, but in this situation(WoW), they have every reason in the world to be cheap about it.
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I never really played WoW, as it never held my attention for more than the first day of the trial. However, the same buddy that made me try WoW, convinced me to try Rift with him. We bought the game 2 days before they started offering 7-day trials, which is irritating, but okay.

Long story short, Rift is a pretty neat set-up. The zone-wide Rift attacks are epic and challenging. I've never seen so many people spontaneously gather together in one spot so quickly. The first tear I opened, I was a little nervous that I was going to get ganged and quickly mauled once all the bad guys spawned, but within literally 2 minutes, there were 15 in the public group and growing.

This MMORPG really did the MMO part right. Most other MMO's I've played don't have the same need to unite on a public level as this game does. EVE Online is trying, from what I understand, with all their Sansha attacks, however I don't feel like they occur often enough, and when they do occur, if you are too far away, you can't participate.

I may not play Rift for a long time (fantasy games tend to not be my style), but I think it's a cool design that will hopefully boost all MMO's in another direction.
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one thing that really turned me off to wow is the ridiculous amount of hacking and gold farmers that are in that game....i stopped playing a couple months before Cata and i had to do a fresh windows install so the game was no longer installed. 2 months later my friend texts me at work saying "hey you came back to wow, your online!" all i said was "i dont have the game installed and havent reactivated my account" ontop of that i had that stupid blizzard authenticator program on my iphone at the time and it got messed ups o i had to call them to have the code removed. i figured i would wait but then when my friend told me that someone was on the account i laughed....

not only are people constantly getting hacked, but the "best way to protect your account from hackers" authenticator doesnt work and all it seems to do is cause more headaches....im glad my credit card was never attachhed to the account as i always usesd game cards, and frankly i dont care what happens to the account. i keep getting emails from blizzard saying that my account is trying to be sold and was caught hacking and caught exploiting and all this. i keep responding to the emails saying "i havent played the game in a year, so please stop sending me your garbage emails i dont care about the game anymore so whatever happens to the toon is your problem, you cant seem to make a stable way of protecting peoples characters and the time they put in so i will no longer be giving you anymore of my time or money. Thank you"

then i get emails from them saying "we can fix this" i jsut laugh at them and say "there shouldnt be anything to fix..."

done with wow, done with all the issues. Im happy for blizzard that they made a game that was so popular for so long but it wasnt ment to last forever...give it time...it will fall and something else will come along and take its place....hopefully..SWTOR
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There are infinite reasons why someone might quit WoW. Maybe they can't keep up with their budget, maybe they're busy with work/school, maybe they're playing a different MMO, maybe they just got bored or fed up with some feature. There's no one reason. The economy is down, and WoW was already expensive as is. The idea that Blizzard is doing something severely wrong is kind of ludicrous, as people have already been playing for so many years, and the game has just as much to do as it has before.


..and no, it wasn't Rift.
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