I don't think you can find a video game to replace WoW if you've played off and on since vanilla and are not a casual. Any other game lasts 2 weeks at most.
The only way I replace WoW is playing on 4 soccer teams irl. If you play multiple sports you've got plans for months ahead it's a much easier transition. Social + competition is a huge lure. Social competition is the reason why human brain size has tripled vs other mammals
And very few video games bring the element of 'helping' your team mates via peels/cc/dps and the spacial awareness required for where your team mates are and what range their abilities can be used within. There is no game as complex as 3v3 arena unless it's a solo/singleplayer game
I can think of a few games that may be as complex but they are unpopular, which is the main problem
I just hit lvl 90 with my main character and i realised something.
Pvp Power on weapon and Gear upgrade system are going to make "casual" players stop the game.
So now, i have the blue gear with some epics parts but i don't have the T1 weapon, so, that means I have to wait 1 month before being able to play a bit ?
I tried some arenas, i'm getting completely owned by noobs at 1400 rating because they have the pvp weapon and i don't.
No one want to take me for RBG because i don't have T1.
I can't enjoy any BGs/Duel and even outdoor pvp.
I just figured out that you can upgrade your gear during the season. Why they implanted that system ?
So if you want to stop the game for some weeks or months during the season and come back later, you are fucked ?
If you have a lot of alts like me, you are fucked and can't gear them ?
This is by far the worst idea they had since the beginning of the game, now you have to play every weeks otherwise you can stop the game.
Even for a "hardcore" player this system is shit, i mean, playing every weeks on every characters ?
Blizzard developers reached the highest level of human stupidity with this idea
Both these lists could go on forever most likely but the main point is that i'm dissapointed that they have had such a long time to see what is unbalanced and what need buff and yet delivered so few changes. I can't believe there aren't more disc priest buffs as well as Chaos wave nerf? Blizzard had to be watching blizzcon as well with Demo locks doing nothing then suddenly one shotting with cd's? Or is that the kind of gameplay blizzard wants us to play?
Is anyone else as dissapointed as I am over the lack of changes with the amount of time and feedback they have recieved?