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Posted: Oct 4th 2010 3:50PM Audacious said

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What? You don't like the Taco Bell dog's estranged coke-addict girlfriend look the female worgen have?
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Posted: Oct 4th 2010 1:34PM Javajunky said

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Gear Score, Juveniles Chat Channels, WoW Easy Mode and the great epic giveaway sent me packing. I remember showing up at Gamestop at 10PM to get in line for the last two expansions. Sorry Blizzard, the game isn't worthy of my time or money anymore.

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 1:35PM relgoth said

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Only way i see myself playing again is they make all the heroics as difficult as H HoR or even more.

The game is so easy and hard mode raids arnt not the way to make it harder. Make the normal modes harder instead. So some baddies will cry how hard it is but eventually they will realize that clearing that raid is all the sweeter.

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 2:46PM Rialle said

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Apparently the difficulty of heroic 5-mans is on par with pre-nerf TBC heroics. In addition: Healers will need to worry about mana again, PvE crowd control is back, and aggro management is back.

This is all very good, and right now it appears that the game is moving back in the direction of Classic. This is enough to at least pique my interest in coming back. I doubt that the game will ever be entirely like it was during Classic again, but I can get behind heroics that well... feel more heroic.

The problem is that I know how most of the community is. How long will it be before the cries on the forums are too great and people accuse Blizzard of "hating casuals?" How long before Blizzard nerfs it all back down to WOTLK faceroll level to appease them?
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Posted: Oct 4th 2010 1:34PM TheJackman said

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Sorry all haters but World of Warcraft is here to stay for now, believe it or not but I think this will be WoW's last year at the top with games like Guild Wars 2 and the new starwars mmo... WoW better come up with something new soon! Cataclysm add a ton of stuff for guilds and leveling players and the same run behind the next raiding tier!

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 3:18PM (Unverified) said

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I like WoW, none of the other games I have tried have come close to being as enjoyable to me. I'll resub to Wow when cataclysm is rolled out.

Now this opinion is based on the game and not the chat channels and community within that game which are two entirely seperate conversations!! An entity like a game (or film, TV show ...) are not the same thing as its fan base (and its chat environment). Eve online is of course the exception to this rule. ;)

If you think everyone in the WoW community is an arsehole (and I don't disagree) then don't read the open chat channels.

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 4:02PM eNTi said

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does anyone NOT know world of whorecraft? i know, it's just porn, but it's funny. :)

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 6:22PM Hambone Hamlet said

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Blizzard Entertainment CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime said in a statement that Cataclysm is "not just an expansion, but a re-creation of much of the original Azeroth."

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Does this mean I have to have vanilla WoW, The Burning Crusade, and Wrath of the Lich King just to play Cataclysm? And does WoW roll like EQ2 where you buy the expansion and get all the previous contain too?

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 9:54PM VioletArrows said

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It depends on what you want to do.

Vanilla: Changed quests/talents/classes/lowbie areas whether you bought Cataclysm or not. But the new races and areas aren't available and you can't fly.
BC: No changes.
Wrath: Very few changes.
Cataclysm: New races/areas/flying

So you can buy just vanilla and get most of the new 1-60 experience, but not much else.

You can NOT just buy Cataclysm and get everything before it.
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Posted: Oct 4th 2010 10:17PM archer75 said

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Actually there are some changes in BC. While the world isn't destroyed due to the cataclysm on Azeroth there are some quest changes. Perhaps some NPC changes as well. But mostly untouched.
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Posted: Oct 4th 2010 7:02PM (Unverified) said

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Woah. People still play this game?
I was pretty sure it died Pre-BC. During the Av debacle.

Are they still trying to "balance" all the classes? What a silly game.

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 7:18PM Its Utakata stupid said

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...for those who live in cave out in Alaska, yes.

But you better put a couple more logs on the fire to cook dinner, unless you prefer to eat that freshly killed deer raw.
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Posted: Oct 4th 2010 10:45PM (Unverified) said

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Hate to say it guys buts its going to be 2-3 years Minimum before WoW gets dethroned. In all likely hood it will be dethroned by blizzards next mmo whatever that may be.

Im not knocking GW2 or KoToR or any other good mmo titles coming out in the near future(theres so many of them) but I just cant see either of those games getting more than 500k max subscribers from WoW if any at all.

Posted: Oct 5th 2010 7:12AM Dranaerys said

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I dont think we can make any judgement until the game is live and a few weeks in. Ulduar was pretty tough the first week it was released, and 2 weeks later many encounters had been nerfed to hell and back. If a guild like Paragon is wiping on HC leveling dungeon trash, Im pretty sure thats content that will get nerfed rather sooner than later.

Its too soon to make the happy dance and claim hardcore days are back again, as that pretty much goes against the softcore/easy acessibility philosophy that dominates Bliz these days.

Posted: Oct 6th 2010 5:22PM (Unverified) said

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*yawn* Vanilla was hardcore? Hmm so much tank-n-spank. Sure there was necessary CC but that isn't difficult if you have an IQ higher than a lobotomized chimp. Really folks, it's a game and if you have trouble with it.... I truly have to wonder. Sure the first time in an encounter can be awkward, but "hardcore", no. Usually the problems in vanilla centered on having to manage 40 people in a raid, half of whom couldn't follow directions.

Anyway what MMO is truly difficult? There are games that take forever to level and those with quests which don't seem to work well with the mechanics at hand, etc but have you really run into an MMO that was beyond you? This isn't playing chess with Deep Blue. =p

Posted: Oct 8th 2010 5:09AM (Unverified) said

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Not shocked by the number cause they truly deserved it.Their innovations makes us gamers crave for more specially the latest extension Cataclysm. Love the free month subscription.

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