Mar 25th 2012 1:49AM @Boardwalker
You must be new at EVE. You graduate to bitter after couple of years in game.
CSM is a joke - always has been.
Mar 24th 2012 6:05AM @eLdritchZ
I'm not sure you understand iterative developement.
But how about this: How many MMOs change the game engine radically in post-launch patches?
That's right, there are not many "we did a total re-write of the game engine between release anf patch 1.1" out there.
Patches and expansions evolve the core game, but to expect them to change the formula radically isn't going to happen - in any software project.
Mar 24th 2012 2:40AM @(Unverified)
I doubt the majority of the playerbase knows enough about Warcraft story to care/follow the lack of "hardcore lore" in WoW. There's a very small part of the playerbase who are passionate about it.
For most it's enough that the game tells a story - the fact that it not might be the detailed Warcraft story doesn't bother them.
Mar 24th 2012 2:29AM @tenfootgoatman
Well I can partly agree with that - except I don't think they're after younger audience necessarily, but "a different" audience. And by different, I mean chinese/eastern.
The setting itself doesn't really do much for me either, I'm not very much into eastern themes - but aside that, I'm quite excited about the content.
Mar 23rd 2012 7:42PM @Daemodand
Not at all creepy, not at all... .... ...
Mar 23rd 2012 7:26PM @SgtBaker1234556
..or you know, go play EVE endgame for a while.
It's a game where actions have consequences.
It's also pretty harsh - where epic things are still pretty epic (I still remember my first Titan).
So there's still plenty of "depth variation" even within videogames - but complaining about the "epics" is the stupidest argument I've heard in a long while.
Mar 23rd 2012 7:20PM @xero13
Excuse me good sir, but your comment reads like you're 13. I'm not at all convinced you're "old" like you seem to claim.
The fact that all players can experience the full game content seems to somehow be wrong in your books. As an old player you should surely appreciate this, because it allows you to explore the game without having to sit through the nights grinding like all the "10yo with ADD" do, it will allow you to enjoy the game and even have a life outside it.
You might also also remember that only %1 of the playerbase ever saw Sunwell back in the TBC. That's not very many at all. in fact I'm highly doubting you were one of those players.
As to playing "real game" and doing "amazing things" - it's a game - entertainment. It's supposed to be fun. You're making it sound like your epics somehow were the miracle of childbirth.
For truly deep and rewarding things you might want to search for interests outside the "Entertainment"-field. There are plenty of things - try volunteering for UNICEF work in Africa for example. Truly deep and rewarding.
Then come back and enjoy your the fun, entertainment of a videogame.
Mar 23rd 2012 7:11PM @tenfootgoatman
How do you figure?
They're adding a load of content to the game (heroics/raids/challenge modes/zones to explore/battlegrounds/scenarios). Just what players want.
The pandas, farms and pet battles, which everyone seems so hellbent on, are just *added plus features* which don't actually affect your gameplay. At all.
Even the lore/story is about core Warcraft (Horde/Alliance conflict).
What's not to like?
Mar 23rd 2012 2:01PM @ReadingRambo
Meh, so missing the point.
Pandas, farming and pet battles are just features *in addition* to 9 heroics (and challenge modes) and 3 raids at launch.
There's hell of a lot of content coming. And then some additional PLUS features, which you can skip if it's not down your alley.
Mar 23rd 2012 1:52PM lulz at commenters here - elite MMO crowd gathering to hate Blizzard and the masses.
"No, this will not stand! There will be no FUN in my MMO!"