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12-12-2009 @ 5:06AM
@cmi...I would agree entirely, if it were free.WoW is great, and great fun. I didn't like stopping. I had wanted to quit near the end of vanilla, but hung on through BC. There was a lot of change in BC, but not what I was looking for. I hung through the beginning to mid-Wrath... then got tired with waiting.The problem is I have to pay for it, every month. The subscription fee is not for the game itself, I already bought that when I bought the disks. It is for the development of it... the new stuff they add. Even though the base they are working from is fantastic, I think their development is terrible, so I'm not paying them anymore.If I were to stop doing the work I was assigned and just worked on whatever I felt like, I would get fired. It doesn't matter how much great work I've done in the past, no business would pay me to just do whatever I felt like. This is the same environment, I, we, are all paying Blizzard to develop and maintain WoW with our subscriptions. I don't think their development is good enough and does not address what I want addressed, so I fired them. Unfortunately when you stop your subscription you lose access to not only new things you didn't pay for, but also all the old stuff you did like, but I'm not going to hang on for another year (for another ~$200) just to see if maybe Blizz will finally fix the things I think are broken.If I was told to work on something, and told my boss that maybe I'll get to it net year, I'd be out of job. Blizz is no different. Yes, WoW is fantastic, but their development of it sucks noodles.It isn't a privilege if you can buy it... if you can buy it, it is a product. The supermarket down the street doesn't grant me the privilege of buying bread, they stock it in the hope that people will buy it for more than it costs, in essence giving them money for free. Blizz isn't giving me the privilege of experiencing their art, I am giving them the privilege of continuing to generate more art, a task they enjoy and are passionate about, by paying them to do it.
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