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I wouldn't even play it if it was free; takes way too long to do anything.
I LOLed. Did you play during vanilla? It was a lot, a LOT, more... time consuming. Im not going to say it was harder, just more time consuming. It was never a hard game to begin with. Maybe it was just me but I went from FFXI to WoW and it was a breeze.

And it is very easy to "catch up." You can have a full epic set of gear within 24 hours of hitting max lvl very easily and be ready to raid. You dont have to work your way up like you used to. You just hit max level, pass go and collect your epics and youre good to go into whatever the current content is.
    
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I like how people still find things to complain about when it could go free-to-play.
Hmmmmmmmm what could possibly go wrong with a game going free to play. I don't know, maybe because it's never free, and that there is "additional content" that starts off as cosmetic DLC and then soon your buying weapons/armour whatever. I have played TONS of F2P games and they all go through that cycle.

That and of course tons and tons of hackers (hack-->Get banned--->Create new account---->repeat)
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WoW is at a delicate point where there are several F2P games that have overtaken it in visuals (you can only tweak the 2004 engine so much) and can even compare to it in size and content. Also, PvP is a complete mess and there are plenty of cheaper/free MMO's that provide a more fun and balanced experience.
So the only thing you're paying for really is the dragon-slaying, and that's if you have the time to raid. Oh and I suppose you're also paying for the unrivalled customer service. But that's about it really.
Asking $25 per month for an experience that $5-15 per month (or even free) games can offer is...well, I don't see it lasting too long. A drop to $20 or even $15 has to happen soon.

There's also a problem with the whole "Blizzard's next MMO" thing. If Blizzard releases an actual MMORPG (leveling, pvp/pve, etc) then the WoW subscriptions will take a DIVE. WoW would literally plummet. Give me one good reason anyone would stick with WoW if another epic MMO is released by none other than Blizzard? So chances are Blizzard will milk WoW for years to come.

*geek-mode on*
Plot-wise, we've defeated some Old Gods, Kil'Jaeden, more Old Gods, Arthas and consider Deathwing defeated too in a few months - Cataclysm ends. What then? The only answer is Sargeras himself, the very tip of the antagonist food chain. So that's (god forbid) another potential expansion. I mean you can't consider WoW finished until Sargeras is finally erased (or turned good) right? True, it's a bit silly if the Titans ask a bunch of mortals from Azeroth to give them a hand against The Enemy of All Life and The Destroyer of Worlds...but if there's going to be another expansion, that'd be the ideal situation
Edited by Tippy - 8/11/11 at 11:06pm
post #34 of 72
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Didn't even know haha.

Thing is, blizz has already made a "profit" (how about too much) off of WoW, it wouldn't kill them to do anything now.
Sounds like Valve and hats...
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Hmmmmmmmm what could possibly go wrong with a game going free to play. I don't know, maybe because it's never free, and that there is "additional content" that starts off as cosmetic DLC and then soon your buying weapons/armour whatever. I have played TONS of F2P games and they all go through that cycle.

That and of course tons and tons of hackers (hack-->Get banned--->Create new account---->repeat)
very good point. hard to control cheaters when there's no financial burden for cheating.
    
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isn't there free servers for WoW?
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There's also a problem with the whole "Blizzard's next MMO" thing. If Blizzard releases an actual MMORPG (leveling, pvp/pve, etc) then the WoW subscriptions will take a DIVE. WoW would literally plummet. Give me one good reason anyone would stick with WoW if another epic MMO is released by none other than Blizzard? So chances are Blizzard will milk WoW for years to come.
Project Titan?

Edit: Also to elaborate, realistically something down the road will "kill WoW." WoW will not have multi-million subs forever, and a lot of those subs will move on to something else that is newer. It would most definitely be in Blizzard's best interest to take their own subs. They can't just sit around until WoW is dead and then suddenly pull another game out of their rears, it takes a lot of time to make the game and they have to plan ahead.
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Project Titan?

Edit: Also to elaborate, realistically something down the road will "kill WoW." WoW will not have multi-million subs forever, and a lot of those subs will move on to something else that is newer. It would most definitely be in Blizzard's best interest to take their own subs. They can't just sit around until WoW is dead and then suddenly pull another game out of their rears, it takes a lot of time to make the game and they have to plan ahead.
Meh, Titan could be it...or maybe just a name. Whatever their next MMO is, I'm sure it's already well under development and could possibly be announced in the upcoming BlizzCon. It's painfully obvious that WoW was handed over to the B team a while ago while the top dogs redirected their efforts into Diablo, Starcraft, etc. The timespans to resolve bugs/issues and class balancing has increased GREATLY.

The other way it could go is that Titan is nothing, this is truly WoW's last expansion and Blizzard are looking at making Diablo III Multiplayer their new MMO. I don't know what Diablo multiplayer is like (haven't played any of them) but if it's deep and interesting enough, maybe enough people will flock over? I don't think the fanbase is anywhere near WoW's though. WoW has been one of the most profitable games in the history of gaming so it would be silly of Blizzard not to continue in it's footsteps.
Edited by Tippy - 8/12/11 at 3:25am
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This and Diablo 3 for me. I lost interest in WoW shortly after Cataclysm launched. It just doesn't have steam when you play it for 3 years.
    
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F2P games suck (except GW), it would ruin WoW.
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