Sep 22nd 2011 8:16AM All of us posting here and on the official forums and on MMO - Champ need to realize that we are extremely loyal WoW player's - and also a minority when the entire base is looked at.
Cata has been shedding huge swathe's of the vast silent majority due the direction the game took.
Heroic's were too hard....just 3 normal 85's at launch....GC telling the 'bads' to learn to play...the death of the much loved WoTLK PUG raids across Naxx to ICC.
Sure, the regular poster on the forums and the fan sites felt the 'challenge' was good and Wrath Babies should go away etc etc....well they did and took their $$$'s with them.
With declining $$$'s and subs - Blizz is desperately trying to stop the bleeding and are now trying to make raids and heroic's accessible to all....whether it's nerfing content, giving easier access to powerful gear or their last chance to retain the 'casual' 'bad' base - the LFR tool slated for the next patch.
I work in a consultancy firm - my domain is telecomm....but I do have a friend who consults in the Electronic Entertainment space and he tell's me that 'Cata' has been an unmitigated disaster and that current active sub's are down 40% from the Wrath Peak - hence all this frantic activity - the fire's have been lit under the entire development team from top to bottom.
Sep 13th 2011 8:56AM I'm down to about 30 mins on weekday's more on weekends only if I have nothing to do....
I know i should just unsub as I've hated the direction this game has taken in Cata - which has also been cataclysmic for my friends list, which sadly has now been totally dead for about a month.
15$ is an insignificant amount for me hence I haven't unsubbed - I guess i just keep hoping something good will come along
The minute some company can launch a decent, wonderment inducing mmo (I'm looking at you BioWare)...I'm outta here.
Irrespective of whatever the Blizz and Cata fanboi's may assert..this expansion has been downright terrible....1million confirmed sub loss (I'm pretty sure at least 40% of the base at Wrath peak is gone) is very very bad from a business standpoint...no matter how you try and spin that news.
Aug 18th 2011 8:32AM Is there any site that shows all tier sets in detail for every class?
I definitely want to get my shaman main the Tier 8 set from Ulduar - I loved those shoulders....I don't know why i deleted em....but I want to have a look at all Shammy Tiers that were out.
Aug 17th 2011 8:21AM 3 New 5 mans is very very good for my guild and me.....We're nearly lvl 25 with about 30 core active players and their alts.
Neither me nor the rest of the guild raid due to time constraints...I hope the 3 new 5 mans are not rehashed crap and also are not as difficult as the Zul's were upon launch.
But with the buff's to healing and now tanking - I think Blizz has finally coming to realizing what the silent majority of WoW players wants....although i don't think the 900K that are gone are going to come back this expansion....We were 80 active player's at Cata launch - we lost 50 member's 2 months into Cata....I've even sent 'scroll of Resurrection' mails to about 30 ex players along with links to 4.2 ....not one has returned.
Aug 3rd 2011 6:08AM Sound's plausible - there could be entirely new continent in Azeroth with the Panda's as the dominant race there...throw in some old god's or corrupt some major lore figure and you've the 'omg we are all in danger' situation as well.
I predict a new melee - heals hero class - modeled on Kung-Fu monks.
Jul 30th 2011 3:18AM I've seen so many melee classes using this sword or different iterations of it - and it's gross and girly - as one dude in RDF said 'It's She-Ra's sword'
Jul 6th 2011 9:45AM I started out just a month before BC launched - Through BC I just did PvP for the Welfare epics and some arena with a friend. Being in college my studies were my first priority and i was happy being a Casual Pvp'er.
When Wrath launched i broke my foot in multiple places in a car crash and was housebound for a year recovering - so I became a Raider and cleared Naxx, Ulduar (except Yogg & Alg) and ICC with a semi-serious guild - so i was a semi - raider.
With Cataclysm I now have a full time job - so i only logg in for an hour on weekday's where i either do a quick Dungeon or dailies. I can only spend more time in game on Sunday's where I was hoping to do PUG raids aka Wrath - unfortunately, that was never going to happen at Cata launch with the ramp up in difficulty - so with nothing to do I left a month into Cata.
I have recently re-subbed due to the 4.2 changes and I am hoping to see loads of Sunday PUG raids for t11 content - but all I'm seeing so far is 'LFM FL Trash'....
Jul 5th 2011 8:10AM Talk to the Wife for the first time in a week !! - hehe - just kidding - i usually don't log in on Tuesday's anyway.
Jul 4th 2011 8:40AM I quit WoW a month after Cata launched as i was disgusted with the direction the game had taken...I have recently re-subbed after reading up on the 4.2 changes and it seems Cata has decimated my friends list built up since just before BC launch.
90% of them are gone - they were all there a month into Cata launch when i quit but it seem's left subsequently and don't seem to be coming back despite the 4.2 changes.
The guild i was in is dead in the water - only 3-4 logg on and that too very infrequently.
I intend to spend some time on WoW to see how far 4.2 suit's my play style and whether i can derive any enjoyment outta the game - if not I'll leave again.
But i do miss my friends....especially a Feral druid with whom my Warrior would Arena for the lulz..(everybody thought we were the standard Warr/Resto Druid combo until he would start clawing on their faces) lol... fun times.
Jul 4th 2011 5:47AM Well every major WoW boss does seem to have become corrupted - whether it's Arthas or Kael or even Illidan so the next expansion will probably have another 'oh noes he/she is corrupted and has been all along' end boss.
I would prefer to have Mary Sue Thrall and his annoying brown turd mate corrupted so that raids could go and beat their ass'es down.