Skip to Content
3-17-2011 @ 1:07PM
Cataclysm completely drove me out of the game.About all my dungeon running was done in 30-minutes gaming windows spread around my crazy schedule, running in LFD-assembled random heroics.With WotLK, it was not only workable, I would end up putting over 10 weekly hours of heroic tanking per week.With Cataclysm, even with instant queues as a tank, there is no way to finish a heroic PUG in half an hour.Besides, I don't find tanking heroic PUGs any fun anymore; it's too much frustration for too long. Wereas I could go through 2 or 3 hours of WotLK random heroics and feel like I was having fun, after 30 minutes of wiping in a Cataclysm's heroic PUGs I'm almost to the point I want to throw my computer our of a window.It's not my only gripe with Cataclysm, but unless Heroics drop down to 30 minutes or less with at least a 95% success rate (or Blizzard implements some other way to gear for Raids with similar efficiency that can be done in 30 minutes chunks) I will not even consider returning, no matter how good the rest of the game turns out to be.Since Cataclysm WoW was such a fun killer for me I went back to LotRO, bought a couple GW expansions, DCUO with a lifetime sub, and I'm considering pre-ordering GW2 and SW:TOR; 6 months ago, I was playing just WoW, and having fun with it.As for if WoW might go F2P, AFAIK it was first intended to be a F2P game, and given Blizzard's history, I think they are constantly evaluating if the F2P model might bring better revenues. As soon as their analysis point to a high enough increase in revenue to make up for the risk and cost of a change in model, I believe Blizzard will do it.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.