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#3885653 WoW down to 8.3 million subscribers

Posted Affect on 09 May 2013 - 07:56 AM

I think it's to be expected. The people that "grew up" on WoW are getting older and are either going to more casual games or stopping completely. These later generations are tuned more towards console games or MOBAS. Not to mention there is no competitive scene in WoW. It's amazing how many people can get pulled towards a game that has 100s of thousands of dollars in prize pools.

Honestly, I believe streamers have caused some of this. Due to the amount of variety in streamers it's very easy to watch them and ultimately have them play for you. This isn't a diss to any of the streamers at all, it's actually quite impressive what some of those streamers have come up with and/or have going for them.

WoW is without a doubt a dying game. A very slow dying game, but one nonetheless. However, you can't knock them having such a successful life span. It is still ultimately the smoothest running MMO out there. I am quite sure they are happy with how well and for how long their game has stayed popular. I don't think it's even their fault. Yea the game has problems, as does any game. I believe it's just MMO's in general that is a dying breed.

The game itself is just old, yet still has almost complete control in the MMO market. So kudos to them. With that being said I don't believe they'll ever see an increase in subscribers. Maybe a few short spike resubs, but I don't ever foresee them going over 10m ever again.


#3883873 This is how you pickup girls like an alpha male

Posted Thaya on 03 May 2013 - 06:46 PM

Decided to lock instead of move to offtopic because of how fake and gay this is


#3882652 Necrotic bugged apparently

Posted Another on 30 April 2013 - 11:56 PM

View PostRazorx, on 30 April 2013 - 11:48 PM, said:


<---holinka


#3880273 Necrotic bugged apparently

Posted Another on 25 April 2013 - 10:45 PM

View PostAyrasaurus, on 25 April 2013 - 10:38 PM, said:

My current main is DK and it's fine stop bitching. Just been playing 3s and my pressure even being undergeared seemed more than fine on healers i don't see your problem. It's a heavy nerf to a ability which should have never been in the game what is your problem?

please stop talking when you have 0 clue about the game


#3880268 Necrotic bugged apparently

Posted sarma on 25 April 2013 - 10:42 PM

View PostZaephyr, on 25 April 2013 - 10:23 PM, said:

It's true i did go frost like 2 days ago and hail it as the future of the dk race

i just didn't think that would fuckign come true.
Do you really think that this nerf doesnt affect frost dk as well? I lost interest for game after this change and im playing as frost last 4 seasons


#3880259 Necrotic bugged apparently

Posted Dryzztx on 25 April 2013 - 10:36 PM

View PostAyrasaurus, on 25 April 2013 - 10:27 PM, said:

Damage is still sick stop moaning. Ye it's a rough nerf but atleast DKs can still play arena.

Obviously u've no clue about dks. Our unholy damage is spread by diseases in aoe, max crit u can get as unholy is 40k w/ festering strike with procs/trinkets. Without necrotic we will make 0 pressure and any healer would heal it with the face.



lol @ these dk's crying...

on live atm I constantly run around with 150k+ necrotics, it needed a nerf.

Maybe it did +150k with 4 death runes+2 from blood tap w/ proc trinkets, maybe do u know how a dk gets death runes? Then stfu

E/ This change was NOT NEEDED and blizzard will go down because they doesnt know what they did at the moment


#3880193 Necrotic bugged apparently

Posted flubbah on 25 April 2013 - 08:54 PM

this is a retarded change


#3880147 Necrotic bugged apparently

Posted Crashit on 25 April 2013 - 07:33 PM

Now my question is, how am I hitting a ressi target 25k absorb with all proccs up and 2 days ago I did 70k ? A bit too much nerf ?


#3878307 Monk Disc 2v2

Posted Reirei on 21 April 2013 - 09:42 AM

quit match

anything with ww monk makes me wanna grab chainsaw and run amok at blizz dev department

disc is just cherry on the top

jokes aside, run UH + healer and tunnel disc with necro?


#3876145 Motivation for rank 1

Posted steeze1 on 16 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

simple, here you go:




steeze, season 13, pray for boston god save the queen

TRIED play 2s.. never play to lose...only play to bruise. dont make me angry, got a short fuse, u wouldnt like me when im angry, get rly nasty, turn big and green, aids on ur screen, yo its me steeze, dk lord disease, repeat after me's. im da man, cant beat me in arena,. no1 can,

im like im a dk lf pvp, rbg, can also tc. fluent english skype.. promise no wipe. get on my hype, sit in blood presence, slaying all da pesents, opening my presents, thanks for dat rating, screw the steeze hating, stop procastanating against the pro that ur slating.

priest everywhere, shit for a season, now up there. thats fair, handing out justice rogues ambush /kiss. blizzard balance bliss. wonderful like jewful donations are a handful. who am i? im the man fool.



2 dots spread, repeat, its the life of a g. bless my overall dps. u stress at the excess sucess, its too much like my bench press, so do i even lift bro? .....ofcourse i do, ur dead now so u know. back to my flow, when i play pvp u gotta go. going rank 1, not for fun but to prove im the man with a gun.. ur the man with a stick, ur a pussy, im a heavy d1ck. stacking necrotics with dot ticks making u elergics to steeze im the chronics.

ur pickachu and i am onyx, countered everytime with a rhyme.

cos its my time.

im the man with the gold, like house lanister. if ur joffrey ill stab ya..
give me a 3s tournement vs korea, ill nuke the map, diareaha

when im bored i go screw the horde, they suck, i use my sword to claim my reward, i need to fly on a zeplin abroad so orgrimmars explored and balance is restored. if your horde u suck automatically, 2+2 is 3 mathimatically.

im the g in the e, follow me. steeze auchindoun, im the don and ur wrong


#3874797 Damage buffs

Posted Ballerjones on 13 April 2013 - 02:51 PM

View PostAnother, on 13 April 2013 - 02:09 PM, said:

Feral

Savage Roar now increases physical damage done by 40%, up from 30%.

Buff rip and rake not swifty!


#3868300 Unholy Frenzy nerfed

Posted Ownu on 29 March 2013 - 12:59 AM

I wouldn't say it was exactly fair to just shiv off a 3 minute cooldown. They could have easily made it less potent by lowering the duration. In its current state (assuming its going to stay that way) I'd like to see the damage tick removed. If its not going to break CC then why should I take 20% of my health for 20% haste :\


#3867618 Holinka appreciation thread

Posted Redboww on 27 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

I miss competitive 2's so badly... I know it was never really balanced, but the idea of being able to just pick up and play with one person made it so easy to coordinate. I'm getting kind of sick of 3's being the only meaningful pvp bracket.

Fixes:
1. Unite all the battlegroups to really help out queue times.
2. Make 2s, 3s, 5s each give more points like it used to.. Or at least make 5s do the rbg cap.. that would improve participation SOOO MUCH.
3. RealID arena teams.. Come on, its time.
4. Probably should allow multiple teams... e.g. starcraft system. I really see no reason why this couldn't be implemented, and make the game better.

After these types of things are fixed, then worry about class balance? Fixing class balance isn't going to help a dying game. The reason the pvp game is dying is because people are getting bored most likely. (At least I am getting bored of just doing 3s with one team at a time over and over...)


#3867135 What we can do to help PvP

Posted Tist on 26 March 2013 - 07:30 PM

Few things, not really related to AJ but PvP as a whole:

The PvP community in general has been "dying" since probably WotLK.  There's a few reasons for that.  In TBC we were all new to arena and competitive PvP (for the most part) and so everyone was very willing to build the community and help each other out.  It was shiny and new and we all had a blast.  It was just a game back then.  

Since the inception of arena, it's evolved from a fun competitive portion of WoW to being monetized in several different ways, which has not only completely fucked ladders and actual competitiveness, but led to the situation we have now where it is not even a community so much as it is a glorified way to make money.  This has only gotten exponentially worse with Blizzard making it increasingly easy to transfer servers, characters, and everything else in between.  

Speaking from US perspective - BG9 was large and flourishing back in TBC too, and people pushed to make it "the" place to be even back then, but what's forgotten is nearly every other battlegroup had it's own communities too - even on the low pop or dead servers there were small PvP communities that played a part.  Having played on Shadowburn (BG8) since TBC, I can remember playing people from literally almost every server on the BG on a regular basis.  You KNEW the top teams on each server because you played them so much.

We've gone from that to everyone migrating to a few select realms to be where the top dogs and e-famous were, ironically to consolidate the PvP community, and all it's done is clogged up and funneled everyone into maybe 5-6 servers here and there, turning everything else into a complete wasteland, and really not doing a whole lot of favors for anyone as all it does is force people to these few servers in order to be remotely competitive at all.  

Another big thing I've noticed with this mass migration is that players have just gotten more and more elitist as time has gone by.  The top players went from idols to practically untouchable cult status, and this has had a trickle down effect by and large.  Everyone who thinks they're good migrate to the big servers, and its turned into one large shitfest of ratings hierarchy.  People will ONLY play if you've been this rating or that rating, or have T2, or all of the above.  This type of attitude is everywhere - I've played with legitimate 1800 rated RBG heroes who just talk shit constantly about anyone and everyone as if they're 2800 instead of 1800.  There's a lot of these types floating around the big servers who just think they're way WAY better than they are, and are ultimately content to just sit around "stomping scrubs" in lower brackets, or who might eventually just buy a title to keep their egos up.  I mean, I'm not exactly super high rated myself any more like I've been in past expansions, but I've at least been there on my own before and I'm not arrogant enough to assume that everyone ever who's been a lower rating than me is trash and not worth my time.

The competitiveness of the arena community is mostly dead because a huge portion of the few glad spots on ladder nowadays are either sells or boosts, leaving a huge gap.  There's a lot of players who WOULD be Rival or Duelist who will get boosts because it's easier than actually playing, and a lot of people who just simply buy Gladiator nowadays, something that just was not that this widespread in the early days.

Think about it - if you're even a semi-competent player, there's a nearly insurmountable mountain to climb here.  Gladiator is so far-fetched today that most either don't even bother trying, or end up buying it.  Say I'm a player who just legitimately reached 2k (itself a rarity today), what's my incentive to keep playing when I know that I'll have to queue into comparatively top tier players almost nonstop AND have a high win rate, just to get to DUELIST range.  We all make fun of stuff like season four, where the top 150-200 2v2 teams were Glad in many battlegroups, but the reality is that Glad and even Duelist were something that were much more reasonably attainable and something that perhaps the average player could eventually aspire to on his own as the season progressed.





And I know, wall of text.  Sorry.


#3867529 Holinka appreciation thread

Posted Donald on 27 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

arena players are starving dogs near blizzards round table feast of PvE, haircuts, and pet battles

holinka threw us some crumbs

these are just crumbs, he is not a hero yet

we are not satisfied

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