I recently passed 10 years playing this game, I have been to five Blizzcons, and cleared almost every ounce of content put into the game. I believe I have a pretty good grasp of the game, of who plays the game, how they play the game, and why they play the game.
Life is a cycle, we are born, we grow and grow, and then eventually we begin to die, our bodies fail, and eventually we pass.
A game such as WoW is similar, it was born, it grew and grew and it will eventually die. The difference is, unlike us, it can be changed, parts can continually be replaced, made better.
World of Warcraft is no longer growing, they are no longer adding content, they take it away or water it down. These last few months are the first time that I feel WoW is truly "dying." This should be expected, because it will eventually happen. The problem is, why is it happening now?
Blizzard recently canceled their new MMO and said that they wanted to focus on WoW for the next 10 years instead. This was announced almost a year ago, yet we see nothing happening with WoW that coincides with that plan. This is the least content in an expansion ever, patches are mediocre, PvP participation and balance is incredibly awful.
Why do we not hear anything? Every day the game bleeds subscribers at an unsustainable rate, and yet we get patches with basically nothing but twitter selfies added. People could argue that I only think that because I mainly PvP, but I have friends that span every asset of WoW gameplay and the only ones that aren't severely disappointed are the super casuals (but these people only subscribe a few months a year.)
Has Blizzard just lost their touch? Do they not realize what is happening?
At first I thought this was just a bad lull in content, some things went wrong and they would admit to their mistakes and then immediately work to fix things. Every day that goes on makes me, and everyone I know, lose faith even more.
What do you guys think? Does the silence bother you more than the state of the game?
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