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10-28-2011 @ 4:04PM
Great post, sir. There are many things about Cata I disliked, however to call it a failure would say more negative things about myself than it would Blizzard. I won't bother listing everything I loved about Cata but it is obvious there are more likes than dislikes seeing as I am still playing. Even the very vocal people speaking out about how much they think Blizzard failed obviously disagree with their own statements, else they wouldn't be playing still nor would they bother continuing to voice their negative feedback. Let's look at another game here that I do personally think was a complete failure. Duke Nukem Forever. A game that many people had been waiting for for well over a decade. It released and was an utter failure. New copies of the game are now cheaper than used copies of older games. People voiced their opinion of how terrible it was for a month or so and then stopped because they finished venting their frustrations. People aren't playing it or buying it anymore. More time and money went into making it than was gotten out of it.Now if Cata was indeed a failure why are some of the same people who made these claims at launch not only still discussing it a year later, but still subscribed and playing the game? Why are they now shifting focus to the future expansion and making claims of how bad they feel that will fail? Well, mainly, because the game was not a failure. It may have aspects that people dislike, but it also has many aspects that these same people enjoy.As I stated at the start of my comment, making the claim that Cata was a failure says much more about the person making the claim than it does Blizzard. It shows that they don't really comprehend their own view, it shows they are rather hypocritical in their criticism, and if neither of these are true it shows that they care so little about themselves that they continue to "waste time" playing a game that they absolutely despise. All that it says of Blizzard is that they took the game in a bad direction, will learn from their mistakes, and try to improve upon the game for future builds.Cata is a great xpac. There are so many good things about it that I tend to completely overlook some of the smaller details that I disliked about it. I cannot wait for Panda Land, not so I can belittle Blizz about how they didn't fix some of the problems I've had with the game since I started, but so I can enjoy everything I love about WoW in a new way and revel in all of the new features they are going to add and all of the current features they will improve upon.
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