I’m gonna keep bringing this up because it’s important. World of Warcraft has always been a casual game, raids are not hard, dungeons are not hard, nearly all quest are not hard. Not in modern wow and not in classic beyond minor exceptions you see in endgame shit for the burning crusade and the first half of WOTLK.
For most of your time in game that’s spent fighting gearing and organizing your stats it’s kind of hilarious knowing how pointless it is to even bother coming up with builds in wow since everyone much like my problem in OSRS is just all gonna use the same fucking builds until they start a raid and suddenly there’s an entirely new meta for how people play(hint it really isn’t it’s just one or two damage guys and a shit load of healers in the background) and if you play PVP the situation with the sudden and random difficulty spike is even more noticeable. What this does is produce a problem that unsurprisingly blizzard never fixed in later expansions of WOW after the dumpster fire that was legion where suddenly the community is split between low to mid level scrubs breezing through the easy as shit content found in the base game and toxic manchildren that spend hours coming up with the most elaborate and broken builds to date, again RuneScape has this same problem with PVP and Raid content being the most bottom of the barrel unbalanced shit you’ll get out of the MMO but I forgive RuneScape because literally any mob in RuneScape regardless of how low level can either kill you or at least survive your attacks if you play like a fucking idiot . Some raids yes not all of them as mentioned prior in classic wow did have this where simply having good loot didn’t mean you’d be strong in the game if you had no other skills but realistically for the overwhelming majority of the content spamming and praying to the RNG gods is gonna breeze you past most of the “hardcore” content old fans with rose tinted nostalgia goggles overglorify, partly the reason why classic died so fast despite the hype
Now onto the final >part 3 the community
Yeah this part isn’t gonna be critique but a praise of classics community over wow. If you remember shit like pic related you’ll know that classics community was a lot stronger than modern WOWs. Nice? No obviously not it’s only moderately less toxic than RuneScapes but was it funny as shit watching players do the dumbest shit imaginable and ruin their lives over WOW? Yes, I loved grinding with old friends, being like fucking 13 when I first saw a neighbour of mine using a flying mount when I still lived in a basement and just goofing off for the fun of it with him, or talking about random shit in chat while players were being burned alive in the crusade. I miss that level of cohesion that wow had and it’s something that servers like 2b2t will be able to recreate
Apparently that video is satire according to the comments, who really knows but it does seem a bit over the top
yes hello i would like to add:
thats is a disqualifying automatic nope
Game adds in new content every fucking week at this point even if it’s garbage or not it justifies the payment and likewise I don’t care about it for the same reasons why I don’t care about RuneScape premium. Fucking cigarettes these days cost more than a wow subscription. Or at least that would be the case if they removed the P2W bs like buying levels or cut content DLC like store mounts
Read the second half of my post
So why did you reply the way you did to my post if you clearly saw the part that explicitly stated that the subscription isn’t justified due to the micro transactions in it?
it's not my fault you can't type less than a paragraph without contradicting yourself. Even if there weren't micro transactions in wow, my post remains valid. Games as a service is cancer whether you like the content or not.
>>17942> it's not my fault you can't type less than a paragraph without contradicting yourself.
Nice way of saying you can’t read a paragraph with inserting your horseshit arguments> Even if there weren't micro transactions in wow, my post remains valid.<even if I don’t have a legitimate argument beyond “le bad” I will still try my hardest to validate them
But seriously man. You can’t expect games to have as much content as wow, RuneScape, ESO, Warframe, destiny 2 in their current states to exist without consistent revenue their just too large
>>17944>Game adds in new content every fucking week at this point even if it’s garbage or not it justifies the payment <Or at least that would be the case if they removed the P2W bs like buying levels or cut content DLC like store mounts
And I said >no you don't understand, I love spending my time and energy and money on a game that I don't even own
Why do you want to rent a game that can be changed without your consent, with no possible way to revert or keep things that you want?
I don't care if your deal breaker is the "microtransaction p2w" shit when the whole game has always been "pay to play, but you can't keep it lol"?
>But seriously man. You can’t expect games to have as much content as wow, RuneScape, ESO, Warframe, destiny 2 in their current states to exist without consistent revenue their just too large
lmao, why would anyone want that many fetch quests. Elden Ring just came out this year and its the most polished AAA game to come out in a decade.
>>17945>fetch quests>dragon slayer 2 alone takes over 2 hours to beat>burning crusade adds a map that’s dozens of kilometres in radius>Warframe adds in entire planets whom have open worlds and linear levels with both mid and endgame content>destiny 2 has several expansions raids and other junk >fetch quests
Kys fucking retard. You wouldn’t last a fucking minute in any of the games listed without whining and bitching. Hell I don’t even think you even played elden ring since you’d probably be complaining about enemy ai being too smart for you aswell
>>17945> Why do you want to rent a game that can be changed without your consent, with no possible way to revert or keep things that you want? I don't care if your deal breaker is the "microtransaction p2w" shit when the whole game has always been "pay to play, but you can't keep it lol"?
Because in real life wow stopped cutting its content after classic dropped meaning that subscription only adds more shit to the game each month and I get to play it any time I want if I put in the hours you fucking hick it’s that simple
Oh no, activision's piggy bank is squealing!
I've played plenty of from software games, they're miles better than whatever antiquated mmo garbage wow has. I played wow only briefly when the panda expansion was released and realized I didn't want to be trapped playing a shitty game that demands I pay every month to play.
I have problems with the free to play model as well, but I'm more understanding when they want to add things like p2w shit or change things that don't agree with.
>>17948>I started in the panda expansion<panda expansion
Thank god you quit otherwise you’d have to be apart of the wow community. Specifically the section that whinesbitches and seethes over the game requiring investment and actually playing that’s the primary causation for why modern expansions are far to fucking easy and why there’s P2W bs in the in the first place
Yeah and I’ll fucking play all of them along with RuneScapes. Never fucking play a video game that isn’t fucking candy crush because you clearly can’t handle a game that requires you have an attention span that isn’t above a fucking 12 year olds fucking faggot
>>17951>a game that requires you have an attention span that isn’t above a fucking 12 year olds fucking faggot
I've never seen this level of projection about an mmo before, so at least you have that going for you
Are you the cunt who shits and pisses himself like a /v/tard and complains when he gets banned? Kinda funny schtick. See you in the next thread.
>>17952>projection<proceeds to somehow be enough of a faggot to convince me to defend wow after shitting on it
it's not hard when you always take a contrarian approach to everything even when it requires you to be aggressively retarded
What’re you even arguing for at this point? That your actively trying to be retarded and contrarian to make an argument?
Lmao the games casual from literally the start and I’ll even list every feature as to why that videos wrong off the bat
The enemies are pathetically easy
- because most enemies cannot heal themselves, run away or use potions nearly all fights are quick, easy and ensure nearly all mobs at the right level are effectively cannon fodder for the player. And if they don’t do that they run off back to their spawn locations like the clueless AI they’re
- most bosses similarly are the same, they have limited attack options especially in raids, they cannot heal or auto retaliate when hit a number of times and they’re also huge as shit which makes them easy as shit targets for players not to mention the fact that sometimes the game straight up tells you what to do when a boss attacks you like the dragon killer in gruuls layer from the burning crusade
The grind is so easy you might aswell just buy the levels because it takes no time in the base game
- in RuneScape it typically takes a player 6000 hours on average to fully max out every passive stat alone
- in wow it’s less than 40 if your actually playing the game and not buying gold, perks, levels etc and even worse because tiered loot got obliterated what type of gear you have literally doesn’t matter as long as the item levels high enough and neither does your combat skills
- some sections of the games like in BFAs islands straight up give you loot guaranteed with 0 opportunities to lose at all while the dungeons and raids in that expansion are pathetically easy
Multiplayer is rarely needed
- because the enemies and the grind is so easy this also means you’ll rarely need to find someone to play with to survive Azeroth even during classic where it was supposedly “hard”
- don’t forget this qeueing for dungeons and raids didn’t always exist you used to have to find someone that you could work with and manually navigate the map to find a place to raid in like what OSRS does and has been doing for god knows how long.
And many more of this type of garbage. Games easy and it’s mechanics in its current state are made for 12 year olds or adults with the spending habits of one
Jesus Christ what a terrible raid leader. That’s the kind of shit that would get you banned from your own guild back then not just for being terrible for being toxic on top of that
Thats… not what the video said at all… in fact, easiness doesnt equal casual friendliness. The video argues that casuals would enjoy challenges and better plotlines if the game wasnt oriented towards the dumbest people and the most hardcore south korean gamers.
>>17945>Why do you want to rent a game that can be changed without your consent,
To be fair OSRS has a polling booth for players to vet updates
Eh I can see that. Sorry for not watching the video
>>17933>Fucking cigarettes these days cost more than a wow subscription.
Cigarettes are one of the most expensive vices lmao, that's hardly a good example
Like any other drug beyond ale is less expensive. You understand there’s a reason why rich faggots are generally more prone to be addicts than poor fags right?
Yes drugs are expensive, and WOW is one
I never played WoW but I remember one of my school friends mum got mad at him cuz he didn't do her daily quest for her.
Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha good god I fucking hope it’s real ahahahahahahaha
>since everyone much like my problem in OSRS is just all gonna use the same fucking builds
It's hard to see how this would change without radically rethinking the design of the game, someone with a bigger brain than me could probably put what I'm about to say in terms of dialectical contradiction but I'm not that powerful yet. If you think of meta builds in terms of lowest effort for highest rewards it makes sense why people pick them, especially if they have to pay money to log in every day for the privilege of grinding dailies. Plus there's pressure in a group setting to use a build that's known to work, and the standardization gets magnified once you're pugging with people who have to rely on you not to fuck up without knowing anything about you beforehand. I don't think it's good game design to force people to group with randoms for dailies anyway, but that's a whole post in itself. It's best to group with friends who aren't into minmaxing and are ok with fucking around, so no one will care if you're running a shaman tank in classic or a templar tank in ESO.
There's a WoW private server called Project Ascension with a game mode that subverts meta building somewhat, in that you pick a new skill from three random draft cards every level. You can pick up more draws if you're really chasing a certain build (sorta pointless because they have a server where you can pick any skills you want), but it's much more fun to work with what you get. It's surprisingly active, there's a guy on youtube called McDoubles who makes videos multiple times a week about it just trying out new builds and seeing what works.
>>17998>without radically rethinking the design of the game,
Not really allowing ordinary enemies to heal and cast certain buffs that grant immunity to overused attacks would immediately encourage creative play
I started playing wow tbs as a frost mage troll and I'm level 7
I am now level 18 and hate navigating the undercity
Than draw your own map
won't fix the undershitty
are people still playing or is it dead?
There's still lots of people playing. Obviously not as many as when it was released.
I even had a level 40 help me with an escort quest :)
Wrath of the Lich King is supposed to be released for classic this year too, so that will probably bring more people back again.
Look at the player count is enough info
People got bored of classic and left for a second time and won’t come back probably ever. Blizzards only chance of redeeming themselves is returning the base game to an acceptable level of difficulty, actually adding in enjoyable content and removing the micro transactional bullshit while committing themselves to those three things before the player base returns back to normal levels over the course of a few months to years.
Blizzard can’t expect to gain the same level of relevance with wow from a simple update there has to be a serious commitment to change
>>18157>removing the micro transactional bullshit
if that ever happened corporate would fire everyone and replace them with obedient devs to reverse it
Blizzard's only and highly unlikely chance of unfucking themselves is going on strike demanding Activision to stop dragging them around, and failing that deserting en-masse and starting a new company instead that would both be independent from big publishers and would eventually assemble the old guard back together.
I took a break playing classic and I'm trying retail. I already have more gold than my level 30 frost mage as a level 10 paladin.
The inflation is nuts
Welcome to world of Warcraft
The RNG is awful
The P2W is obvious
The quests are easy and mind numbingly repetitive
Pvp is nonexistent unless you’ve already spent hundreds on the game
And every expansion past the first half of wotlk is shit
I don't even have nostalgia for wow classic yet I prefer to run around on foot until I can grind up the gold to buy a mount than to be gifted one for free.
Why the fuck would anyone buy a boost when you can get to level 20 in an hour, something that takes you days in classic.
Because blizzards current demographic for world of Warcraft players are players that don’t play world of Warcraft and want to progress everything easily. Guess what happens?
RNG is placed everywhere on buffs, item drops and mob spawns specifically to encourage spending money on boosters and straight up buying levels
Every normal quest is piss easy and requires zero thinking or even skill to play
And every actually fun component of the game like PVP, mythic raids and quests is all locked only to like the 0.1% of extreme whales of this game that take this shit to seriously and will buy anything that gives them a competitive advantage over other players which fuels the P2W bs in the game making there a massive pit both in money and in difficulty for players with no inbitween
If you wanna know what every problem in wow would look like if it was put into a single non world of Warcraft game look no further than diablo immoral(no I’m not spelling that correctly) that’s currently being assblasted by everyone
Despite the OK being a rant about activision, I'll just treat this as the wow general.
I just want to say how much fun I've had in classic. Nobody is rude, everyone is so wholesome and mindful. I think playing it is the most fun I've had on an online game ever.
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