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#4466642 WoW Down to 5.6 Million Subscribers

Posted Thaya on 04 August 2015 - 09:40 PM

On a more serious note

Imho this doesn't have to do with just the quality of WoD itself, but also with the core principles and concepts of the game just getting old - PvE and PvP remain largely the same as they were 10 years ago. Raiding is just not very exciting anymore, especially considering how much effort it takes to even get into it. Just committing to a time schedule is a very big deal, let alone everything else that is required from a raider in your average-decent raiding guild. The content itself is even pretty good right now (I've pugged heroic a lot and cleared all of Mythic except end bosses in HM and BRF in my very short time in a raiding guild this expansion, so I'm not talking out of my ass), the class mechanics of the classes I played were really fun to me as well (which is what really kept me going - I just loved to perform the rotations, so I'd pug for fun and shit even when loot locked for everything), but it's just the fact that it's "the same good ol' raiding" that really puts me off. It's just, like, I've been there, done that, gearing up and finding a guild from scratch now? nah, I'll pass, I'll just keep pugging whenever I feel like it, and when that bores me I'll just unsub and be done with it. And this has nothing to do with the quality of content and gameplay itself - that's just the concept itself dying out.

Imagine if they changed something up in at the very core of the game, and delivered a whole chapter of the Warcraft saga via brutally hard solo content? They have all the tools for it - phasing, scenarios... It doesn't necessarily have to be just solo. It could be 3man scenarios (like there were in MoP) and actually HARD 5man content. Imagine actually having to progress in 5man with your buddies, for example, or having to progress through a super long, incredibly hard quest chain that REQUIRES you to gear up in other group activities like 5mans, world raids/events or even small 10man raids (anyone remembers how fun Zul'aman could be in TBC?). Warcraft doesn't have to be just raiding!

The real reason people labeled WoD as a shit expansion isn't the quality of WoD content itself - it's just the lack of content outside of raiding and "the usual shit". Everyone I hear quitting WoW says it's because "I just ran out of shit to do" (note: I'm not talking about PvPers here - that's a whole different subject), and everyone that I know who still plays just raids Mythic with his 3-5 raids/week guild and that keeps him going. THIS is the problem with WoW and largely with WoD - raiding alone is just not enough anymore and I sincerely hope they acknowledge this.

Regarding PvP, they just really need to fix the core issues with the PvP system. The way the ladder and rewards work, for example - I think it's incredibly stupid that the amount of Gladiator and Rank 1 spots is limited. What it leads to is that everyone who cheats or boosts just takes up slots in that system, which in turn makes it harder to get for people who play legit. The moment people realize this (and it's kinda on the surface, really), the whole purpose of setting a rank as a destination point is defeated, and so the incentive to play arena at all just dies. It's an incredibly corrupt and unfair system, why even bother? What is a title worth when you know that like 50% of the other titles aren't even legit, and that a few hundred players (or more) just got cheated out of their titles because of others cheating/boosting?

And I mean, there are much better ways to handle it - look at other games where boosting is a big thing (League, for example) - just the fact that there's shitloads of boosting going on doesn't mean that the individual player can not achieve Diamond. It doesn't feel this way, at least. Of course, boosts pollute the overall matchmaking to some extent, but the game doesn't make you feel like there's a limited amount of Diamond spots and you're being cheated out of some of it every time someone buys a boost, gets into Glad range and just parks at that rating, permanently 'taking' a spot (take a minute here to reflect upon how stupid this actually is btw). It's also very stupid that, unless you were around since week 1 of the season, you're basically permanently 'behind' on gear. Being around on week 1 and making sure you grind out the Conq points every week is a pretty fucking big commitment in year 2015. By the time the catchup mechanic puts everyone on equal terms, it's so late into the season that it's hard to be excited for "starting up".

Regarding "RIP" however, I think the game is very far from dying. Even if they just continue to make quality content without any paradigm shifts, there will still ALWAYS be a few million people who just like to raid, and don't mind doing it. WoW will just stabilize at some plateau of subscriptions and keep making expansions/content just because it's profitable for Blizzard to do so. But I just sincerely hope for more, and this here is my little rant.


#4466507 WoW Down to 5.6 Million Subscribers

Posted Lolflay on 04 August 2015 - 08:20 PM

Next expansion better be pure fucking gold.


#4462898 Stop complaining about 15% healing debuff

Posted sarma on 30 July 2015 - 08:58 PM

also hybrid healing , and non healer healing needs to be toned down

Even in mop non healers pvp power scaled only 33% or 50% on healing spells - this need to comeback


#4442678 Revo 1

Posted Revolol on 25 June 2015 - 07:10 AM

First of all I want to say a few things to preface this video. I know my UI is terrible, and a lot of people hate my class/comps. That being said, because of the comps warriors have to play and the current meta of the game, I did find it a struggle to get good clips with decent plays that weren't either A:) Really long or B:) Really boring. Most of them were both, but I guess that's just WoD arena. Not to mention the plays you can make as a warrior in the current state of arena are pretty limited to say the least. I tried my best to put in shorter clips with more high intensity games, and that's why you'll notice a few of them are pretty similar.
Those things being said, I present to you Revo 1. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube....h?v=fUidQLCMPrw

http://www.warcraftm...w.php?id=244731


#4440404 Primetime on EU - 06.00 confirmed

Posted Xonika on 23 June 2015 - 05:08 AM

cant believe a fakegod such as linkx has to wintrade :( really saddens me watching such insane talent go to waste


#4434104 When you're so bored of the season-

Posted BalanceRexxar on 11 June 2015 - 05:47 AM

if you're that bored of the season you should do the opposite of whats in this video, give yourself a challenge, help someone achieve their goals instead of getting whatever sick pleasure you get out of watching somebody be sad. this is the definition of a toxic and negative post.


#4434101 When you're so bored of the season-

Posted BalanceRexxar on 11 June 2015 - 05:41 AM

makes u guys look like cocks for leaving, poor guy


#4403528 Warriors broken? this game is dogshit

Posted Revolol on 22 March 2015 - 05:16 AM

I'm just amazed he was able to control his character long enough to do that.


#4403232 Warriors broken? this game is dogshit

Posted Infernion on 21 March 2015 - 03:14 PM

:'( warrior popped reck before I popped redspree :'(


#4403228 Warriors broken? this game is dogshit

Posted Zzx on 21 March 2015 - 02:59 PM

View PostLolflay, on 21 March 2015 - 02:13 PM, said:

I've posted maybe 2 weeks ago that Fury execute has to be bugged, to which our resident warrior Flavours replied that it's not.

So either it's intended that they're hitting me for 100k+ whenever RNG decides it's time to, or it's bugged as fuck. And to the rest of your claiming "peel", just fuck off and stop being biased basement dwelling cunts.

You all claim Mages are aids as fuck to play against, guess what - their damage and control is at least scripted as fuck, you know WHEN EXACTLY the cooldown on their damage is up and can plan according to it, RNG damage ( f.ex. Ele Shaman s8/s15 ) that randomly ends games is not fine at all.

It's not bugged it just never got nerfed when arms SD got nerfed. They reverted it. Now the warrior has Erage, both trinket procs, avatar, recklessness. shaman extra mastery, AT power from hunter, double mastery proc and then subsequently hit the sudden death jackpot.

The mage doesn't block, and you're surprised that he's dead?

Do I have to post a video every time a combat rogue gets redbuff all cd's all procs and kills someone? Oh and can't be peeled?

maybe it's better if the rogue doesn't literally sit watching the game in stealth whilst the warrrior pops every single one of his cc's on the mage, just maybe, if you cheapshot him, he might, just maybe, not kill your mage

game 2: mage stands in open as a BM hunter and fury warrior get 10+ seconds of uptime, doesn't have bock, and is surprised when he dies to a warrior with every single cd up and a bm hunter

:c:c combat rogue mage not stronk enough! maybe oh i don't know, blinding the warrior before your mage dies might have been worth even though he has trinket, or i mean even just blinding the hunter

like how does a fury warrior get that much uptime, he isn't on stun dr why aren't you running over to kidney him on all his burst? instead you're doing dps to hunter, effective meaningful damage, could crippling poison him?? nope too busy getting that 8k single target dps on hunter

warrior is full bis fury gear: http://eu.battle.net...reanni/advanced


#4346510 Deep Freeze breaking only from Ice Lance damage 6.1

Posted jaimex on 10 January 2015 - 12:13 PM

fucking blizzard, i swear they have legit autism

mages are completely fine lol, have they even seen combat rmd/godcomp? (godcomp can lose to some stuff, rmd should never lose ever)


#4319535 So Reckful hey?

Posted Dills on 27 December 2014 - 01:51 AM

View Postaugiddin, on 27 December 2014 - 01:44 AM, said:

I agree with glinkz, why is everyone so butt hurt about that guy? Or do you just realllly want those free thumbs so you can look cool on aj? Honestly anyone who's been watching reckful stream from the beginning knows what he said is true.

Okay have you ever watched reckful 3 you little fucking bitch? maybe you should show respect before you even say something like that. Reckful is the best player to have ever played wow

https://www.youtube....h?v=aU8pOwuqt3k


#4319409 So Reckful hey?

Posted Braindance on 27 December 2014 - 12:29 AM

View PostGlink, on 27 December 2014 - 12:12 AM, said:

You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villan.

If Reckful didnt come back to WoW after he quit in Cata he would have left a legacy as the best arena player of all time. In recent years his shenangins and amtics on wow amd stream kind of tarnished the reputation of being a top player. However, his past accomplishments and videos will always be respected and impressive.

Hes an entertainer more than the pro gamer he was known as at this point, which isnt necessarily bad, but its just a shift in his image.

Although, can you blame the guy? Sure he sold out, but who wouldn't want all the donations and money he gets just for playing games and having fun?

Although imo he fucks around with way too many other woman and Jenna probably deserves better. Maybe shes in it for the fame/money though who knows.
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#4294155 PvP Hotfixes 12/11/2014

Posted Niezeremake on 11 December 2014 - 05:36 PM

Still waiting for removal of x2 sac & x2 bop that ret palas has


#4288746 5 v 5 Titles?

Posted Breadstick on 07 December 2014 - 06:07 PM

5s is really fun and it'll be completely dead if they remove titles from it, so i hope they don't




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