Feb 16th 2008 3:53PM "I imagine that there are millions of active accounts that no longer actually play the game."
Maybe a few thousand... but *millions* of non-active subscribers?
*saves this chart* Any time I see someone on the forums bitching that Blizzard is going to lose their entire customer base if "they don't fix this, that, or the other thing.", I'll link them to this.
Feb 16th 2008 12:38AM I'm indifferent to this.
There really isn't anything wrong with being able to access similar content through different means; be it raiding, PvP, or "casual" world PvE.
The way I see, if the time investment is the same, it's perfectly valid. If it is genuinely "easier" to get the same quality loot at a faster pace... meh.
It'll all be obsolete in a month anyway.
Feb 9th 2008 9:37AM "Players aren't exactly excited about the patch on the forums"
It's the official forums. When are they ever?
They added an entirely new location, with not one, but *two* completely new instances, added a crapload of new content, and fixed plenty of major issues.. and all people can seem to remark on is the pack that druids heals are a little stronger and one mob is harder to avoid?
Anyway PTR patch notes are never the final notes. There are things that will be tested and possibly before the final patch is released.
As it stands, this is a pretty hefty patch, and extremely impressive. I've checked out the new location, but haven't had a chance to try out the new 5-man yet, but it should be quite the blast.
Feb 8th 2008 7:49PM It was quite entertaining to watch the Test Realm forum earlier
There was well over 20 pages of threads in the space of a half an hour. Then they all got deleted... the forum was closed... then it opened again, and there was a page of posts in the space of a minute.
Am I the only one refreshing the forum every minute to see if something crops up? I usually don't get over excited about patches, but this one is an exception.