May 24th 2011 8:17AM Blizzard just can't win.
They have to cater to too many tastes. People with hours a day to spend in wow, and people with only a few hours a week.
Its not that they made cata too hard, they made it too long. The same with ZA y ZQ.
They should make more instances (maybe even raids), that have 'fewer' bosses. I don't think the instances as they stand are too hard, they are just too long. I don't have the time to gear up in heroics that can take up to 2 / 2.5 hours a day.
Sorry its just not worth it - the time /reward balance is way off wack.
Ghostwalker -if you're reading this. The weekly change in valor points was good, now give us a way of choosing the time we want to dedicate to a dungeon. We can already choose how long we want to raid - we need the same ability in the dungeons. Set up the rewards so that items are shared out fairly and the valor points represent the investment in time...
Feb 8th 2011 8:10AM Ghostcrawler, I'm afraid you just messed up. The ratio time/reward is totally off the mark and the time/reward/fun ratio isn't so hot either.
I wasn't a casual before cata. Now I can't (won't) sign up for a PUG that's gonna take 2/3+ hours because I don't have 2/3+ hours, so I feel left out. I don't run with my guild, because they all had the time and now if I run with them I feel like they're 'rushing' me and I feel bad. So here I am one of the main guild healers in wrath and I can't equip to raid.
2/3+ hours used to be raid run!!!!
It's not a question of hard or easy, its a question of time. Nobody likes to waste their time and some of us don't even have the time to begin to waste!
You need to change the time/reward/fun ratio. Remove the heroic cap and add some sort of valor point cap. Make some heroics longer and some shorter. Allow us 'time-restricted' to choose. That way if you run fast you can do more heroics but with the same return on valor points, but us 'casuals' can run something!
Sorry for posting here you guys, they won't let me post on the us.battlenet and I'm sure Ghostcrawler doesnt read the spanish forums in sunny spain
Jul 9th 2010 1:29PM I realize how happy people will be over this decision, but the damage has been done. And the tone of the declaration is much much too dry.
They have shown their cards, much too early in the game (no pun intended). We (the players) are no longer the future of Azeroth. And yes I am sure that we are all members of a valued commodity , sorry I mean community of course.
See this blog post, by hatch :: http://esc-hatch.blogspot.com/2010/07/who-is-activisionblizzards-customer.html.
I'm not quitting my account. I'll probably play cataclysm.
But my loyalty to blizzard is gone.
As soon as SWTOR comes out, I'm gone.
I'm sure nobody will miss me, but I will miss all of you... trolls, elves, dwarfs and all...
Jul 8th 2010 5:44AM I don't like this at all.
This is Blizzard being a bully, nobody likes bullys. Nobody likes to be bullied.
It's a case of who owns the bank. If you owe the bank 500.000, they own you, if you owe them 500.000.000 you own them.
We pay for Azeroth. All of us. We own Azeroth. They can take down the servers, but so can we. My only wish right now is that the subscription period was a week instead of a month... then things would get very interesting then - very quickly.
Adam, I understand the 'Don't bite the hand that feeds you...', but somebody has to make a stand and not just report impartially on what they are doing.
Please, make a stand...
Jul 2nd 2010 10:32AM I must admit I don't feel very happy about the changes yet, but maybe that's just me. I feel like out totem wielding days are slowly coming to an end. I can remember pulling out all of my totems in the past, but now - I have totem timer, hide almost half of them.
I would love to see an inteview on wow.com regarding the furture of the resto shaman class, by the person/persons responsible for the class
Maybe I'm just in a middle-age (4 year old resto shaman) identity crisis...