Jul 6th 2007 10:40PM Why do people keep claiming folks are leaving World of Warcraft? All we saw was one chart from one website showing a sharp rise when Burning Crusade came out, then a gradual dropoff to levels that are still higher than before. You hear that? Higher than before! Warcraft gained users and continues to.
Jul 3rd 2007 11:05PM 7:
It's not anecdote, it's fact. Blizzard is toning down raiding, first by ending the big 40-mans to tuning down the difficulty level of existing raids. They're even chopping out attunements now. They realized this game was heading toward the same fate as Everquest, that of a game with all the best content only available to those who spend unhealthy amounts of time in front of a computer pressing little action bar buttons--driving away all the normal humans.
But what we can all agree on is that raiding takes far too much of your time if you're not a supernerd who basically lives his or her life in World of Warcraft. PvP is so much more interesting and takes so much more skill, it's not even funny. You can't emulate real human intelligence in some boring trash mob.
Frankly, World of Warcraft isn't that good enough of a game to warrant so many hours spent in it. Some people get obsessed with increasing little numbers on their character sheet and lose track of what "fun" is supposed to be.
Jul 3rd 2007 10:59PM "I know plenty of Undead players in the US who would love their toons not to have such a bony appearence -- but as a cosmetic issue rather than an issue of the Undead being scary."
I know plenty of people who want the term "toon" to die a bloody, torturous death.
Jul 3rd 2007 2:04AM #4
"#2 you obviously didnt read that whole part that states its the same way on realms with the bigger population being horde. l2read"
I read it completely. The vast majority of servers have higher Alliance populations, leading to more PUGs. The poster doesn't clarify their experiences on the Horde-heavy servers, and it sounds like they didn't stay long on there.
Also, "l2whatever" comments are idiotic.
Jun 19th 2007 2:46PM With all the hype surrounding this group, it's nice to see that they're regular, down-to-earth folks. I think some people had the idea they were elitist, hardcore freaks who do nothing else but play this game. I think lots of folks could play on their level if they devoted the same daily amount of time to it.