Aug 22nd 2011 1:16PM I would like the heroics 5 mans to be in the same tier, but the difference in difficulty is still very much noticeable. I think Blizzard should revert all the nerfs to the original heroics as that would put them closer to the Zandalar difficulty
Jul 1st 2011 3:11PM I'm not surprised that the ruling went the way it did. One thing is clear is that the Roberts court are hardcore backers of free speech, even when lots of people hate the case in hand IE corporate speechand the protesting at military funerals etc.
Likewise I'm not surprised that a liberal was one of the dissenters. I've followed the violent video game debate for sometime and I've always scratched my head when gamers proclaimed it's mainly conservatives that are the problems.
Jun 16th 2010 6:21PM Actually, I'm not even sure why there are any serious arguments against GS. GS is suppose to be the tool of the elitist hard core crowd. Estimates that I have gathered over the years, put the wow hardcore at around 15% of the total user base. That means there are plenty of non hard core types for people to group with or start there own groups with people who dont meet or like GS requirements.
I think thats why Blizzard hasnt taken any steps against GS, because this really is a player issue that hasnt nothing to with game balance, raid content, difficulty etc.
Jul 3rd 2009 2:03PM WoW and MMO's are truly a roller coaster of a genre. Despite the worldwide sub numbers, WoW's domestic sales compared to other mega popular games are quite low. I know WoW being a subscription based effects that, but I can't help but think so does the radical game changes that happen so frequently. IT seems like every patch, there are new changes and improvements for under and overpowered class. I know change is constant, but the game feels like a merry go around.
I have to hand it to the MMO player base, you guys are probably the most patient and hardcore of all the gamers. I know with most major games from other genres, people are a lot more finicky and quick to drop the game if it doesn't meet there expectations.
I don't play the game anymore, but the wowinsider page is still part of my chrome startup and I happened to see the headline and felt like commenting.
Jun 30th 2009 10:52AM Just keep in mind that SC is a competitive game. Most of the fun and longevity comes from fighting others and developing new strategies.
Jun 27th 2009 7:15PM Typical gamer over reaction. Do you guys rag on friends and family if they don't like video games either?
Jun 2nd 2009 2:32PM Looking at Chinese history and current policies, China will be a non interventionist and amoral superpower.
I dont see them starting a WW3, thats just they typical doom and gloom talk from western liberal media and activists, the same kind that pushed neutral and non interventionists American people into becoming world cops and warmongers.
Hopefully, China will never forget who they are and stay somewhat neutral in world affairs.
Jun 2nd 2009 12:48PM This must be a real tense time for Blizzard. They can't afford to upset Chinese players and lose them to competitors or foster apathy which results in canceled subs.
Blizzard needs to go all out and show appreciation for its Chinese base, such consideration will go a long way and show the Chinese that Blizzards cares.
Any expert of the global economy will tell you that the purchasing power and standard of living of the Chinese and the US is about to flip. Some estimates are early as 3 years. Management needs to look at the big picture and do something special for the Chinese players since most of the revenue will be from them in a few years.
Offer them 2 free months on return, free vanity items etc, something!