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10-29-2011 @ 9:01AM
@Grimgoldwith regard to the no new accounts being made...... you are completely wrong on that point. Wow has more people that used to play it than currently play it, as over 11 million play the game currently that means that at least 11 million cancelled they got replaced somehow.while it is true that there has been a drop off in new account creation, the revamp was done to increase the conversion of trial to full accounts and bring new players into the game. I know plenty of people who are totally new to the game and have just started playing. The problem with cataclysm is that once they hit the level cap the heroics and the abuse from experienced players in the LFD groups just broke them.As cataclysm was aimed at fixing the horrible horrible questing and levelling experience that was vanilla( I levelled 11 characters through it and it was clunky and badly laid out, a hell of a lot of fun but the new one is better designed and more accessible) with a levelling experience including the lessons learned in the development of the original game and the previous 2 expansions. MOP is aimed at luring the considerable amount of ex players back into the fold.personally I think cataclsym is as successful as any of the other expansions were and any difference comes from a feeling of nostalgia for what went before or rose tinted glasses forgetting how poorly itemised the vanilla raids were, how insanely hardcore TBC was and how easy wrath was. wow has lost subs for many reasons including, lack of endgame content, ramp up in difficulty too high and the fact that a lot of people lost their jobs or have to work more than one to make ends meet. This game and games in general have a older playerbase and issues like this are going to affect it more and more
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