Comments on: The History of WoW in One Panel A World of Warcraft Webcomic Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:48:50 +0000 hourly 1 By: TheScepticOne TheScepticOne Thu, 09 May 2013 07:16:32 +0000 My humble opinion about WoW:

I’ve played WoW at max for about 4 years (tbc+wotlk), after that I just went Off and On at exp realeases. Although I dont like how the game turned out (talents, classes, trees, everyone’s a TANK/HEALER/DPS etc), I’ve tested lots of MMOs but could not get past the “WoW was so much better at this chapter” thing. The few MMOs that I hopped to make WoW “the 2nd best” are now F2P, and that just says it all.
I’ve activated the game 3 days ago, yesterday I’ve entered for about 10mins, was overwhelmed of all the things I have to do to be UpToDate for stuff like BGs and LFR. A rl friend who is still playing in a hardcore guild doing HC raids and achievs told me “Why the hell did you activate it ? If you wanna play, you better try anything else, since the game its a total wreck!”, that afirmation while he was raiding :) ))
Anyways there is something special about WoW that makes me activate it a month per year, when I do everything thats to be done. Now, to replace all that adrenaline rush I would get from doing Arenas, I just play Dota 2 :)

All the best.

By: Lux Lux Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:23:03 +0000 Dear Cerebrail,

You are a patronizing loser who just spend twice the word count making the same point as Emma. Please do everyone a favor and uninstall your life. Please stop rationalizing your entertainment choices by bashing folks that disagree with them and grow some self-esteem.

By: Siirenias Siirenias Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:19:59 +0000 Dungeons and Dragons could. What’s holding them back, really?

I know there have been D&DO games, but…I rarely hear any good buzz about it. Maybe I’m just not listening, but I certainly didn’t see anything about it in this comment thread!

By: Cebrail Cebrail Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:40:33 +0000 Dear Emma,

Please stop with your invalid and personal complaints, or at least stop presenting them as if they are fact.

WOW does not prevent other MMO’s, it does not prevent “Titan” whatever that is and it is not WOW’s fault that other MMO’s flop.

WOW did not “win” because of luck, it was not the first MMO or “the one that hit the right moment” as you claim, there were other MMO’s there but none of them did what WOW did, which was to deliver a fun, polished game.
Everquest, Ultima Online, Anarchy Online, Dark Age of Camelot and so on were all from the same time, they all had their time and did well, but all had major errors that WOW did not and does not suffer from now.

Also, fun fact, WOW setting a high standard for content and activities ingame does not prevent other MMO’s from doing the same, it’s just setting the bar high which is a good thing for us MMO players, afterall if the best product did not set the standards, we would all still be using horse and carriage, because why use a car when the horse-carriage can get you there as well ?

Please stop blaming WOW for your personal feelings and stop blaming people who still play and enjoy WOW for not agreeing with your statement of it being bad, bland, boring or any other derogatory statement.

I play WOW and have on and off, I play it after an expansion comes out and after 7-8 months I get bored again, I go play other MMO’s then (and even play some while playing WOW) but most of them does one of the following.

1: Lack’s polish, game has basic errors or miss basic things (See: FF Online)
2: Lack’s content, once you hit level-cap and there’s nothing left to do with any real meaning (See: SWTOR)
3: Lack’s unique flavor (See: RIFT, many class/combo’s, but their usage is the same)
4: Lack’s “minigames”, e.g. things to do when you got a little time, want to do something fun/meaningfull but don’t have the time or inclination for leveling/dungeon’s (See: GW2)

WOW has it’s faults, it’s old, it suffer’s from many of the above issues, but it either suffer less from them or it has other things to make up for it.

By: Emma Emma Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:20:14 +0000 I come here because I do play WoW myself. I play it because sometimes I feel like playing an MMO with people in it that isn’t Rift, GW2, or the two faction stations in SWTOR.
There will never be a WoW killer because no game not created by the owners of the worlds first time machine will have the 9+ years of content/polish WoW has and without that the majority will scurry off back to WoW soon followed by sad people like me that got sick of empty servers and lack of patches/content caused by the makers all but giving up.
I don’t hate WoW but I don’t particularly like the rose coloured glasses its fans have superglued to their heads either. (I do hate every single person that so much as mentions Titan though. There is no Titan, no plans for Titan, and as long as WoW has legions of paying customers there never will BE a Titan.)

By: Paaperclips Paaperclips Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:08:53 +0000 @Emma

This is the part I don’t understand: “Your refusal to let WoW go is hurting the MMO genre. There will never be a “WoW killer” because WoW doesn’t HAVE to compete or improve.”

First off, don’t assume people who defend WoW only play WoW. I play a wide variety of MMOs and give them all credit where credit is due. I love many of the features of RIFT, so I play RIFT. I love GW2, so I play GW2. But I also love WoW (I know! So crazy! How could I?!” so I play WoW.

By why does the fact that Blizzard doesn’t have to compete prevent a “WoW killer” from rising? If there was ever a game that I felt could replace WoW in my heart, I’d play it. But I still love WoW for what WoW has. Just like I love other MMOs for what they have.

WoW is old, but for many it is not stale and it is not boring. Those are all matters of personal opinion. It does not NEED to die. That would help nothing. If anything, it would make other developers get lazy and stop polishing their games so much. If you believe so strongly that WoW needs to die, maybe it’s not the game for you. In which case, I’m sorry that you stumbled across this website by mistake, you must have been looking for “The Daily Blonk”, which is a site for something else probably.

I understand though. The keys are like, right next to each other. It’s a common mistake.

By: JesRaven JesRaven Mon, 11 Feb 2013 04:35:11 +0000 ““and new amazing MMOs aren’t going to come around”
Yes they will?”

Way to take half a sentence out of context Emma. What Sergei was trying to say is that if Blizzard did fall on its sword with WoW, it wouldn’t inspire other publishers to push out a truly great game.

By: Zorellion Zorellion Sun, 10 Feb 2013 23:38:34 +0000 Wow will be running just as long, if not longer than Everquest / Everquest 2. Stop crying about the game dying simply because it is going through changes. It is a fad amongst pseudo-elite gamers, or as I like to call them the “gainfully unemployed”. Please try and understand that the world of warcraft nor the actual world in which we all live in revolves around you. It is lame to yell either world is ending as none of us have sufficient proof of the event. 9.6 million is still more than any other subscriber base of any competing, non-competing or free to play mmo on the market currently or ever in production. If you like another mmo,by all means, go play it. You all act as if you have some sort of insight into blizzard’s financials. Get a life pseudo-elite gamers. Defeating a heroic raid boss will not look good on your résumé, or make you look less fat in “those” pants or lack there of. For God’s sake, please put on some pants, you know who you are……

By: Slidth Slidth Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:28:32 +0000 One of the reasons wow has survived so long, is that it didn’t have competition while it was getting through its growing pains, while these other mmo’s have had to compete with the world’s largest mmo through their growing pains. People switch over, have to deal with the overpopulation of a new mmo and all the people flooding starting zones, server troubles, release bugs, and patches and go back to their safe and comfortable wow. The new mmo’s initial burst in subscribers rapidly declines because most people don’t give them time to fix its problems, the company loses faith in it, and it either slowly turns into a wow clone, abandoning any original mechanics it had, goes free to play, or just dies.

By: Shaojiu Shaojiu Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:52:23 +0000 WoW is like Goku, everyone thinks it’s dead for good, but then people always just wish it back to life.