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Posted: Oct 24th 2011 1:59AM Graill440 said

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I read that article unverified, lots of interesting information. My brother is still skeptical, and as of last night still thought the trailer i showed him was a joke, he does not read forums or MMO sites, being the burb fatherunit he is. (Laugh)

Folks still think wow "was dumbed down" well it was dumbed down from the getgo, from day one it was macro city and the raiding wow reperesented was incredibly easy rote action gear oriented garbage, the way it still is today. Why do you think it has so many subs? because it was "hard" at one point? Wow was never hard, simply gear oriented and rote.

When i see blogs from kids still using labels (hardcore/casual) instead of the term gamer, and making uneducated statements like "wow has gone from hardcore to casual" it brings a smile to my face. Blizzard has done everything it can to gain subs, and it did them correctly, case in point their sub numbers and stock standings with their parent company.

These same children will gnash their teeth in protest before they find the medicine actually tastes good, and then as is with todays kids....they will simply abuse it.

Enjoy the the new panda kids, i am sure they will please everyone as blizzard usually does. Also remember, if you play Wow, even from day one, you have never, ever, been labled hardcore. (Chuckle)


Posted: Oct 24th 2011 4:29AM Mcsniper said

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Ha ha all you WOW haters.

Blizzcon was brilliant, and it is still the most successful MMO ever, so live with it.

Posted: Oct 24th 2011 5:06AM Mcsniper said

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@SuperAngryMeatBirdBoy

Yes it is;)
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Posted: Oct 24th 2011 5:12AM Mcsniper said

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@SuperAngryMeatBirdBoy

It's ok laddie I play WOW, Rift,Aion, LOTRO, EQ. and love them all. So dinna get yer bloomers in a twist!
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Posted: Oct 24th 2011 6:36AM (Unverified) said

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What do people expect, want?
The game has to keep changing as to not grow stale, stagnant.
Most of us mature, grow out of things, become more demanding.

WoW has changed, is changing, the same as we are. If we're not happy with its current incarnation: why not quietly move on?

The subjects about this are entertaining to read but still...

Posted: Oct 24th 2011 6:52AM Kark said

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This only show the facts about a kids game like wow. Blizzard knows the game is dying bigtime in the west so they try to plese their 7 mill chinese players by turning the game into kung fu panda, and not only that but everything in that video looks like it was made by some F2P cinese company for a pure chinese market.This game in the west is only 1 1/2 time bigger then Rift and Rift a 100% wow clone is a joke. Played it for two month but just as wow it just stunk.Go to a lan with thousends of people and see who is playinng wow, kids kids kids.Adults with a IQ more then 5 play games like EVE AoC etc. Well know fact.Well maybe in the US adults play wow but thats another story^^

Posted: Oct 24th 2011 8:55AM (Unverified) said

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I'll give it a try, usually just sub for the 3 months before an expansion to catch up on the added content then 2 months after the expansion to level through the new stuff.

I was a little upset at the loss of the talent trees until i realized it would take out the time spent researching trying to squeeze out a couple of whatever per second here and there to make a difference for both pve and pvp. Yeah the pokemon battles are a little silly but i would rather be doing that then spec crunching.

Posted: Oct 24th 2011 10:53AM VikingGamer said

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I have to agree that they change the talent system far to often in this game. Its almost like they are looking for busy work in class balance to give to the designers. Too much change too often can be just as bad as no change at all.

However, I can see the logic in this particular change. It is as if they are simply admitting that there are cookie cutter builds and so they are building the best possible build for each tree into each specialization. Then, those things that are truly free choice talents are decoupled from needing to have a certain amount of points in a certain tree to obtain. That makes a lot of sense.

I just wish they would have gotten to this idea 4 years ago. Pick a system and stick with it.

Posted: Oct 24th 2011 11:53AM Space Cobra said

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I don't know about Blizzcon "owning" the news week, a few things drew out the wind from its sales that week rather nicely. I am sorta glad the Blizz-juggernaut seems to have slowed and even stumbled a bit IMO ("Free Diablo Three!").

Panda race is nice, but it's only one race...divided over two faction. And then we have a Monk class....divided over THREE class archetypes....LOTS of economizing over at Blizzard!

Maybe it they introduced a Penguin class, I'd be all over it.

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