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11-16-2009 @ 2:58PM
WoW is in the throes of it's own death. Silly nonsense like this is just another kick to the gut of the founding fans of the game.Give me Heroic Molten Core with 40+ raiders and I'll be much happier.The commercialization of WoW has destroyed it's credibility as a legit MMORPG IMO.Go ahead and grey this comment out - you know it's true.
11-16-2009 @ 3:02PM
11-16-2009 @ 3:03PM
Doomsayers like you always amuse me.
11-16-2009 @ 3:04PM
Commercialization?ITS A PAY FOR GAME. How much more commercial can you get?
11-16-2009 @ 3:08PM
WoW has always been a commercial game. There's been no commercialization. You pay for it. Also, it's not in any "death throes" but continues to grow and make massive amounts of money for it's company (see, commercial enterprise, WoW, above).Anyone who did the original MC with 40 people would never want to go back to that mess. 40 person raids are too damn unwieldy. Your comments make little or no sense and you just sound ignorant and nostalgic for something you imagine was a lot better than it really was. But you're still paying for a subscription, no doubt, and you're still reading and posting on here. You can always quit if you don't like it; but don't expect a successful company to change things for the sake of a tiny dissatisfied demographic of Vanilla Wanna-be's like yourself.
11-16-2009 @ 3:12PM
I was reading these comments just waiting until I came across a negative one. It's amazing to me that you honestly say it's ruining the credibility of WOW as a legit MMORPG. Are you kidding me? What, you want it to be so hardcore because then it's more real and important? You know it's not real right? You didn't get famous raiding Molten Core, you're not cool BECAUSE you raided. It's a game, Blizzard has a couple billion reasons as to why it 's successful. What would you say is legit? Cuz far as I can tell, there's not a definition of a legit MMORPG, there's not a MMORPG grading system other than subscribers and blizzard is still doing alright with that one. Do you really have nothing better to do than gripe over something fun? Please dude, seperate your ass from the indent in your chair and go outside. I promise there won't be a dragon waiting to eat you. Have fun with the game, if it's not hard enough for you, go find something that is, like running a mile. The game is fun, things like this make it fun. MMORPG = massively multiplayer online role playing GAME. It's a game, not a trial by fire. Relax.
11-16-2009 @ 3:24PM
I actually feel the same, though not quite to the...degree...that Netherscourge does. Imo, any game/movie/book that makes as many references to real life events and people as WoW does can't really be enjoyed as much, at least lore-wise. I don't play/read/watch a movie to see little lame real life reference or cheesy puns and spin-offs; I do it because it's supposed to NOT be those things. I mean, just the sheer amount of rip-offs that WoW has done from just Lord of the Rings is pretty astounding. See http://www.wowhead.com/?item=8350 as a small example. When a piece of art, game, etc. grabs as much as it does from other sources like WoW does, to me, it shows that it really doesn't have much on its own, and cannot really stand apart story-wise.
11-16-2009 @ 3:26PM
That having been said, saying that WoW is in its death "throes" is kind of silly. Most people don't play it for the story anyway. I certainly don't.
11-16-2009 @ 3:51PM
@NetherNo sense of humor? Don't want others to be able to participate in optional events because that is the death of the game?I pity you fool, I really do.
11-16-2009 @ 3:53PM
The pop culture references, such as the One Ring, are just as important to the game as the Lore is. Not everyone, yourself included Cath, are here for the story. It's these little inside jokes that really keep things fun for a lot of people. I am really heavy into the Lore of the game, those cheeky items and references don't bother me one bit because they are not part of the Lore, they don't influence the Lore, but they do add a little color and humor into the game. I believe that the fact Warcraft has so many of these little jokes throughout it is one of the reasons it has so many players that normally wouldn't be in to a fantasy game such as this. Blizzard has found the right balance between these sort of references and telling their own story in my opinion.
11-16-2009 @ 3:55PM
Molten Core is about as bad as it gets in dungeon design. It's a poorly-designed and completely uninteresting dungeon. 40+ raiders? Yeah, we sure do want to get back to that utter junk, don't we? No wait, we don't. And you're just a smack-talking fool and mr. T hates you.
11-16-2009 @ 3:59PM
@QUIZYea, that's what I was getting at. This game is nothing but a fusion of pop-culture and bad authoring. WoW is the Pulp-Fiction of MMORPGs - just a bunch of exploitative rip-offs of other movies and ideas, mashed together to try and hook as many casual gamers as possible. It's like the Nintendo Wii - it's an inferior game with a couple gimmicks that hook tons of casual people. There's no substance. I mean, come on - Pandarean? An April Fool's Day joke is now part of the WoW lore - along with the Spaceship that crashed into Azeroth...Night Elf mohawks. Ok. Now Night Elves have a 1980's TV show character in their cultural lore. I Pity the fool who buys this game.
11-16-2009 @ 4:21PM
You say that "WoW is in the throes of it's own death. Silly nonsense like this is just another kick to the gut of the founding fans of the game." but yet just over a month ago you said "I am enjoying WoW morw now then I ever did."I guess some people just need to attention whore themselves out.
11-16-2009 @ 4:29PM
Im with you Netherscourge... you know who else has just gone so commercial.. McDonalds.. I remember back in the day they used to have a sign that actually counted how many people they served, It allowed us to feel like we were part of an intimate club. Commercialism is a blight on commercial products!!! and dont even get me started on Exxon... damned sellouts..
11-16-2009 @ 4:51PM
Oh no! They're not taking a game seriously enough! Alert the teenage nerd police!
11-16-2009 @ 5:16PM
It's really sad to see how quickly people downrate. Do you all really feel that WoW has a very strong storyline that stands apart on its own? Or is it simply because I partially agree with SOME of what Netherscourage said? It has already been stated by someone's comment that was not downrated, WoW is largely played for reasons OTHER than the story line. I don't think anyone can really deny in their right mind that WoW is indeed a blending together of a TON of pop-culture items and themes. To not see that is to be blind to culture. If there is actually incorrect information in my comment, or it is being rude, THEN please downrate it. If not, I believe the "nerdrage" is actually coming from the OTHER direction.
11-16-2009 @ 5:18PM
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however I will grey your comment out and NO, I dont know its true. IMO you should stop playing the game since everything they do is a "kick to the gut of the founding fans of the game."
11-16-2009 @ 5:36PM
See? That's my point. People downrate blindly without thinking or reading. I didn't say that at all. You assumed I did. If you had read, you would see that Netherscourge said "kick to the gut of the founding fans of the game" silliness, not me. Thank you for proving my point.
11-16-2009 @ 6:31PM
Irony lesson for the day:Catharsis,Speaking of responding "blindly without thinking or reading". Ddaz was responding directly to Netherscourge which is why he quoted him. The biggest clue is that he said, "I will grey your comment out and NO, I dont know its true." (Remember when Netherscourge said, "Go ahead and grey this comment out - you know it's true.")Yeah...just because you eventually posted in this reply thread doesn't mean everyone is suddenly talking to you.
11-16-2009 @ 8:48PM
"Go ahead and grey this comment o-" DON'T MIND IF I DO!
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