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The game became less interesting while my own, you know, REAL life got more interesting. I think I made the better choice.

2 years ago.
    
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No, because WoW has become the template for MMO's, developers are afraid to innovate simply because every MMO gets compared with WoW.

WoW might be addictive, but that's only because it's one of those MMO's that have an instant gratification model, most of WoW's feature are simply not deep.
If you develop a game that has deep mechanics the the game is "too hard to appeal" or simply "unfinished".

WoW only learned us that a simply MMO can be pleasing because it appeals to virtually every gamer, casual or hardcore.

If WoW starts to die because the market is becoming saturated that would provide other more promising MMO's to flourish.
I can't symphathize. A game doesn't have to have ten million players to be succesful. Games Like LotrO, AoC, GW, EQ, and others are still fully playable and have more people than you'll ever meet. I don't play WoW because it's "addictive". Right now, I'm playing maybe a few hours over the weekend. I play the game because I enjoy it, and I've yet to see another game that surpasses it in quality. I've tried LotrO, and while I love Tolkien lore and the look of the game, its endgame is nowhere near as polished, and I'm no fan of the recent micro-transaction thing.

Say WoW appeals to people because of "instant-gratification" is really presumptuous. You don't need to grind as much you did in Vanilla, but there's still plenty of work to do to get to the top, moreso than in any other genre. And honestly, it's a game, not a job. Some people actually prefer having fun without a ton of work.


WoW is at the top because it appealed to the most people on its release and has kept enough playing and joining that its never let up its "throne". Games don't need to emulate WoW's numbers to be successful. Wishing it dead is, frankly, selfish.
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Did I just see someone defend WoW?

Seriously dude, everyone knows it's bad for you. WoW is the heroine of gaming.
Again, you can get addicted to ANY MMO, or game or hobby for that matter. 7 years ago I showed my cousin RuneScape. He's still playing, and often staying home from school because of it. I also know plenty of people just as addicted to the CoD games. As I said before, my friends and I are currently only playing on the weekends, if that. We might a bit of content each patch, but we get to it eventually.
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People must be realizing they want something fresh to play
or the fact that mmo's are a waste of time, money and life.
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or the fact that mmo's are a waste of time, money and life.
According to most people, gaming in general is a waste of time, money, and life.
Playing BC2 or Minecraft or STALKER or Angry Birds actually doesn't accomplish anything more than playing WoW.
Neither does more expensive hardware or higher OC's or better bench results, outside of Folding.
We all do the things we do because we enjoy them. I guess I just don't understand why so many people feel the need to come to a computer oriented website to bash one of the few PC exclusives that has not only kept the computer in a viable position for gaming, but has also become so popular and successful that it's more of a cultural phenomena than just a game.
Eh...
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or the fact that mmo's are a waste of time, money and life.
I consider shooters etc. much more of a time waster.

I really have met some people playing MMOs, and later on I've met many of the guys (and girls) outside of the game and made some friends. Can't say the same about different genres TBH.
 
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As a person who tried to get into WOW here is my opinion:

1. I really couldn't justify $15 a month. If I were in a better financial situation this would be moot. Hopefully this issue will disappear in a few weeks.

2. I sort of feel like I have missed the boat. It's sort of hard to explain. It just feels sort of odd to be new to a game that is ~6 years old, and everyone else is max level. The amount of work needed to actual catch up to the older players is staggering.

3. Other games without monthly subs provided just as much fun as WoW did.

Currently I have re-bought the Guild Wars trilogy. I am working on replaying through in anticipation of Guild Wars 2.


In this economy most people can't justify dropping $15 a month on a game that they have already played the heck out of. I also feel that other new players have some of the same issues I had. Will I try WoW again in the future? Probably, but when GW2, and Diablo 3 come out I feel that WoW won't be part of my list of games I am currently playing.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 5/14/11 at 11:56pm
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Currently I have re-bought the Guild Wars trilogy. I am working on replaying through in anticipation of Guild Wars 2.
why would you have to re-buy it? I know I'm grinding some more points for the Hall of Monuments in anticipation of GW2.
 
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or the fact that mmo's are a waste of time, money and life.
Games are, by nature, a "waste" of time.
(I say "waste" with quotation marks because how one values his or her own time is subjective.)
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These are interesting figures, but not particularly surprising.


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I consider shooters etc. much more of a time waster.

I really have met some people playing MMOs, and later on I've met many of the guys (and girls) outside of the game and made some friends. Can't say the same about different genres TBH.
Yes I have friends who are in the same situation. And if that were any other genre then the one where you regularly spend and organise to spend 6-8 hours in vent/ts at a time with those people I'd consider it really weird.
Edited by Eskanasi - 5/15/11 at 4:07am
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