Mar 25th 2010 5:47PM As a casual WOW player, I have found that I tend to play for a few months on and then drop off for about 3 months before coming back.
Of COURSE the game is fun, but I find that the time sink gets in the way of my personal life (of course, I also tend to work 12 hour days, so...)
The other drawback for me personally is that there is never really a sense of accomplishment. I'm a very accomplishment-oriented person, but there is no end in sight for WOW. It's like chasing the horizon - but at least the chase is entertaining
Jul 25th 2009 12:25PM They're going to make the movie so it appeals to the widest audience - including non-wow players. I hate to break it to you, but the general non-mmo audience won't relate to something they can't understand (much of the horde). Working in Hollywood, I can tell you that screenplays play better when there's a clearly spelled out "good/bad" motive that comes across visually.
And I don't think Sam Raimi is the perfect director for this... The lore of WOW is very deep and filled with emotion... Raimi doesn't exactly excel at that. It'll still be fun though
Oct 23rd 2008 2:57PM I agree w/ Lemons - I'd like to see a more "serious" adaptation than something cheesy and campy. *(reference the Dungeons & Dragons movie fiasco, or the Eragorn trainwreck)
A good balance would be Guillermo Del Toro at the helm.
And they shouldn't (and well, CAN'T) do all the lore. WOW is such a rich and three dimensional history that it would be best for them to take one slice and develop it, leaving room for sequels.
Aug 12th 2008 8:02PM 8,000... 12,000... I feel like I'm rep-grinding.
Why can't they just jump to 21,000?
Aug 12th 2008 7:18PM More are expected to be sold at 8:00pm PDT? *(note; Expect the site to crash at 8:01pm PDT)
This is more complex than adversarial than PVP.
Aug 12th 2008 5:08PM This is very telling of what their deficiencies are.
I'm in the web business for very large clients (mostly music & entertainment industry) and have built $300K commerce sites, so I know a bit about this crap. THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.
I'd like to comment on the big elephant in the room:
It's not like Blizzard has only had a month to do this and has never done a site like this before. They have had all year. PLUS ostensibly they've done it before and should learn from or build off of the solution they had LAST year.
Aug 12th 2008 4:00PM FINALLY - I scored 2 tickets. HOWEVER: the confirmation screen showed the "error" so I checked my order status and it showed "complete". After a few minutes I got the confirmation email.
It's not a smooth transaction, but at least it works better than the "epic fail" of yesterday.
Overall, I'd say this process has DELUSIONS OF ADEQUACY