Im still wondering how many players will cheat at the online regionals tournament this year, for the past 2 years its been usual on EU at least, strangely people dont talk much about it, I guess many dont realize who does or doesn't or some are not too sure but seeing the generational relief of this game and how the new players are more into the "everything allowed to win" I wouldnt expect anything different in the future
Its quite clear that their politics about games have changed a lot in the past years, WoW is no longer their rank 1 game to focus, you cant expect the same amount of content / importance, whoever thinks this is gonna change is wrong, as time progresses they will keep on developing new games (like they did with HS, overwatch, HoTS..), wow will only be 1 piece of the cake instead of the cake itself.
Thats it for a company that needs to keep on growing, I cant say it disgusts me but everyone knows they could have done way more with this game to keep the community happier during this process. If you enjoy the game on a daily basis no matter what they do then yeah WoW will still be good for you, for those interesed on making this game better, growing as a player or competing as much as you want then I strongly believe theres better alternatives out there and maybe in the future something close to old WoW will appear again on a different game, one that can have a strong and focused company behind it. WoW is a dead market niche on blizzard's eyes and thats not gonna change the same way it didnt change for good in the past 2-3 years, expecting something different from this expansion would be something illogical at this point, if you re looking for a game that can create the same feelings you had when you started then keep on looking, pretty sure theres something out there
Comparing a Moba with a MMORPG in terms of viewers on twitch is extremely wrong, on a MOBA every player accepts that hes gonna pvp and therefore people care more about to improve or watch new stuff from meta game from streams / tournaments; in the other hand the biggest part of wow community is people not related to pvp or hardcore pvp, people that play the game to "chill" and get in touch with lore or connect with other people, others are into pve and dont like pvp etc, even if wow had pulled better numbers than LoL you wouldnt see wow having more viewers on a pvp tournament.
That said during BC the amount of people going ham on pvp was much stronger of course but thats because everything was kinda "new" and the company was trully into improving the game, something that you dont see now as theres no content, no change of meta game for months... no promotion from tournaments etc etc, their policy right now is very clear and its been like that for a few years they re developing new games and literally putting as less effort as they can into anything related to WoW, which is sad for those we play