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But... But... But... what about the Nightelf Mohawk... FOOL!?
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They'll meld WoW with Diablo III and you can MMO while you MMO.
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This thread was starting to look a lot like Barrens Chat for a while there....

Regardless of what anyone says, WoW was/is a great game. Even if you don't like the game, denying it's success is ridiculous. You don't get upwards of 12-13 million people shelling out 15 bucks a month with a game that they think sucks. Blizzard has, in my objective opinion, managed to make a game where, at least in PVE, you could do a lot as a casual, yet there was plenty of challange for the people of the "hard-core" mindset with the endgame, hardmode raids. That really has never been done before, and all other attempts to replicate it, have only met with luke-warm success.
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WoW is better than almost every other MMO out there, but having no real competition in its lifetime doesn't hurt. the only other games that were widely held to be good or great do not appeal to the same audience as WoW.

all would be direct competitors are quickly exposed as clones, not to mention at best being just like WoW so no significant number of people are really gonna go and buy another game so they can get the same experience on top of starting from scratch.
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I am one of those subscribers, I bailed the 29th.
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Game play and content aside... I also got tired of the monthly subscription fee.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
The people that make up 7/7 Heroic is exactly .03% of the population. I'm well aware, i'm sitting at 6/7 Heroic for Firelands right now. US 6th. There is only 1 guild in the USA that is 7/7.

My point is most of those normal mode guilds are all bottlenecked. Ragnaros is too hard for them, they have nothing else to do. Gear will not allow them to execute a strategy if they can't already do it. There is no casual content outside of 5 mans and 2 Tol Barad bosses. The majority of WoW players are casual.

Instead of releasing totally seperate raids for casual players that are easier and puggable, they make normal/hard modes of the same instance (AKA Lazyiness on blizzard's part). Normal modes are still too hard for PUGs and even most guilds. Hard modes are too hard for 90% of the player base.

They aren't balancing the content correctly, and the casual fanbase is quitting. They have nothing to do outside of killing the same 4-5 bosses on normal because that's all their guild has the skill level to do.

In my opinion, you can only level/reroll/pvp for so long before it gets incredibly boring. Many people are now experiencing this and that's why the population is dropping.
Well said! I think the removal of 40man raiding hurt a lot as well. Especially with hard modes, there is far less room for any mistakes and sometimes loosng just one person means a wipe. The larger raids allowed more creativity to developers as well as the players, and wel they just have a more epic feel when you have more people involved in taking a boss down. Killing Illidan with 25 people felt a little cheap imo.

You are correct on the balancing, it is terrible. ICC was an absolute joke, the majority of the fights had almost no noticble difference in difficulty. The only ones that gave my guild any trouble were LK and Saph (wrong name, its the dragon before LK lol). ToC/ToGC was the same way. While there are some fights that scale out of control such as Anub HM where something stupid always goes wrong. Can't tell you how many times Anub would bug out and just run through half the raid for no reason causing a wipe. If a fight is going to require near flawless execution, then they need to ensure that the fight works properly. Lag happens, but when a fight just doesn't work as intended it can be frustrating.
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The only "good" part of wow is arena and its always imbalanced along with MAJOR bugs that are not fixed. Arena is always imbalanced. They never fix it. On purpose. I browse arena junkies from time to time and I see the SAME problems I had a year or two ago not being fixed and the same imbalance complaints. I quit WoW for sc2 but I wish I had never played WoW and just played broodwar.

PvE is ezmode and the only reason u cant pve is cuz so many people are ******* or get in fights about nothing. Entire game is a joke. Diablo 3 is gonna be crap. Go play Bloodline Champions its a sick game that seems balanced and is basically arena. So far the only problem is lag since most players are EU so if ur US GO PLAY IT!!!

If you get an inv u get 5k bloodcoins, dont gotta take mine but make sure u do get a friend invite
http://www.bloodlinechampions.com/re...fid=1499807388
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That's fine, me and the other 11 million subscribers shall continue to enjoy
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You seem to not understand what milking is.

You have a cow which makes milk, and you use that same cow until it dies of old age (or run out of milk). No new cow, just feet if every day, and you are done. Minimal expenses.

CoD is like having a cow, use it for 1 year, buy a new cow and throw the old one, use it for 1 year and repeat.

To put out a new CoD every year cost more than putting out an expansion every year and a half or so, considering the vast player base and income every month.
I mean, does CoD games brings in 120M dollars every month? I think not.
CoD uses the same cow every year. The engine is behind the game, not the title.
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