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Is WoW coming to an end? 3.2 woes

Post by Nobahar » Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:58 pm

I'm a long time WoW player and it seems to me that the game will be nearing the end with Icecrown Citadel and Arthas, in spite of blues asserting there is much more to the story outside of Arthas left to be told. Months back, Tigole, one of the lead designers, left to work on an unannounced MMO from Blizzard that will be an entirely new franchise. It seems like the current designers are strained, and Wrath of the Lich King has been heavily plagued with problems from class balancing issues that were made complicated with Death Knights and Arenas.

My guild completed Ulduar, and are working on hard modes though to be honest they're not that interesting to me. Sure, they have better gear but the gear will be replaced by the next tier that will be coming out in a few weeks hopefully. However, when I say the designers are strained, the 3.2 content patch thus far has been extremely disappointing for most players.

Tier 9 gear is not class-specific, but is a generic model that is the same for each type (cloth, mail, leather, plate) that varies between faction Horde/Alliance. So, mages/warlocks/priests in the same faction will look exactly the same in tier 9 gear. This added to the fact that tier 7 gear was a copy/paste of tier 3 gear with updated stats, shows the lack of design going into the new content. Also the tier 9 set bonuses are terrible.

Apparently the new raid instance is extremely easy and seems like waves of trash that are aoe-able. Nothing impressive at all about it, where Ulduar was far better designed.

Resilience is being redesigned to effectively nerf burst damage in PVP, this will make arena games long and more of an outlasting match that gets very annoying and tiring after time. This is less of a problem in 3's and 5's, which aren't as popular as 2's, but are now necessary in order to get the best arena gear. The new battleground is probably the best addition, but I can't help but feel it is just a cross between wintergrasp and alterac valley.

The game design and balancing has progressively gotten worse, though Blizzard denies this, and most of the changes they make are to band-aid existing problems rather than adding to the game. They said Death Knights were the first of hero classes, but it seems like it would be impossible for them to add another class and balance them for arena without destroying PVP even more.

Anyone else still play or quit recently?

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Re: Is WoW coming to an end? 3.2 woes

Post by bhelms » Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:28 pm

I played back in high school then quit senior year. About halfway through my first year of college I picked it back up with some friends. We got to 80 and were like... yeahhhh... no. Was seriously messed up. It shall die soon imo.
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Post by ViPeR.Ja » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:03 pm

same here used to play in HS quit it, thought i would give it a chance in college got to 80 and then did some instances just got boring so quit
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Post by vicaphit » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:20 am

I see it as a job that you pay for. I am sure it has to come to an end sometime.
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Re: Is WoW coming to an end? 3.2 woes

Post by Sporg » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:22 am

I am in a guild with real-world friends and most of us recently cancelled. I'm done for now and waiting for something else to come along. Hoping for something a bit more adult oriented - still eye-balling Conan but haven't tried it yet.
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Re: Is WoW coming to an end? 3.2 woes

Post by bhelms » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:42 pm

I've heard Conan sucks. My roommate keeps a watch out for good games coming out. If you're looking for one, check out Black Prophecy, Global Agenda, or StarWars: The Old Republic. Those are a few that are on the horizon that we are keeping an eye on. I have been out of the MMO scene since WoW, except for messin around here and there. It's gonna take something really good to get me back. If one of those aren't good, I'll just remain on the FPS boat. Looking forward to Natural Selection 2 though :)
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Re: Is WoW coming to an end? 3.2 woes

Post by Tim Burton » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:17 pm

Well, there is always porn to turn to... :ANAL: :mrgreen:

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Re: Is WoW coming to an end? 3.2 woes

Post by Nobahar » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:59 am

Aion might be alright, but seriously, are any of these companies competent enough to technologically construct and design what Blizzard has? Not even close.

I still go back to WoW when other games get old. I'm not always in the mood for Call of Duty.

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Re: Is WoW coming to an end? 3.2 woes

Post by TopherAerizy » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:35 pm

I haven't played WoW for nearly a year and a half... I just started the trial on a new account and wow do I miss this.

Anyone have any suggestions for servers?

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Re: Is WoW coming to an end? 3.2 woes

Post by Sporg » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:58 pm

Thread revival!

So I picked up Aion about a week or so after launch and have totally fallen in love with it. Definitely not even considering ever ever ever ever going back to WoW now.
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