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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 12:07PM Repopulation said

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Good for the people still playing like it or not WoW did a ton of the genre. It introduced it to millions of players for the first time.

Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 1:00PM Jokkl said

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@Repopulation Question is if it was good for the onlinecommunity to get the masses in. Played WoW a long time. Dont like it anymore. Before WoW you could just play MMOs... now you have all those dicks around that make you wanna quit every game. I dont talk about the "casualcrowd"...
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 1:13PM (Unverified) said

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@Repopulation

I'm pleased with the way wow is now. Only been back a few weeks now, but I like it.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 1:42PM yeppers said

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The expansion that would bring me back to WoW... an UN-expansion. One that actually removed expansions from the game. I would LOVE to go back to the WoW I first enjoyed and became radically addicted to. For me that was BC before they started focusing on arenas.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 2:35PM Daeths said

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@yeppers Even if they did this i highly doubt it will ever capture you like it once did. Times change as do games and even people. A game will never be what it once was, just as you can never be your past self.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 3:25PM (Unverified) said

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@Repopulation - WoW didn't do that much for MMO's...look at the subscriber bases for its competitors. Not that much bigger than they would have been, pre-WoW. World of Warcraft did a lot for Activision/Blizzard, not so much for the genre (other than forcing developers to make their games more "like WoW" to compete). I played from open beta through the end of Wrath of the Lich King, and finally had enough...quit and I've been clean and sober with no desire whatsoever to go back. This Pandaren expansion only further solidified that opinion, I consider this expansion to be WoW "jumping the shark" and it doesn't really matter how many expansions down the road they plan now, they'd probably better be thinking "free to play" as part of that equation.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 4:52PM arodriguezc said

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@Jokkl

I think those people that you are talking about always existed... I have been playing WOW for 6 years and I round around those kids all the time but WOW has done nothing to encourage them... I think it has everything to do with the "I am not accountable for my comments therefore I will say the first thing that comes to mind...". If you are not accountable for your comments then there is no line that you cannot cross... do what I do... just don't play with them.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 12:11PM Jetflame3 said

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Lame... So tired of blizzard and their non-sense.

Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 12:14PM Repopulation said

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@Jetflame3 how is it "lame" they are providing new content for millions of players? Also who uses "lame"?
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 12:34PM Sickness said

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@Repopulation

The lameness is pretending like everything is fine when you lost 10% of your players, fired as much staff and you're handing out Scrolls of Desperrection .
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 12:50PM TheAngryIntern said

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@Sickness And yet the game still has more people playing than just about every other MMO in the US combined.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 1:20PM TehTenyo said

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@Repopulation You don't understand..I see this problem in games/forums/websites all the time. It's COOL to hate on Blizzard, Activision, EA, etc, etc. Most of these people cannot explain why they hate them besides internet talking points, they just want to be cool.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 1:30PM Sickness said

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@TheAngryIntern

Netflix had 24.6 million subscribers and lost 800,000. A much smaller percentage than wow and a smaller number overall. They shit bricks when that happened. Being the biggest doesn't have anything to do with the impact of losing that many customers. It's huge and anyone who says otherwise is seriously delusional.

Significant loss of customers and hefty layoffs are not indicators of a healthy organization, but don't let that stop you from throwing your money at them.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 2:33PM Jetflame3 said

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@Repopulation

Rage much people?

I am disappointed with Blizzard, doesn't mean I don't think they did a lot for MMOs. I don't like the direction WoW has taken, and I don't like the recent news about D3.

I am not a Blizzard fan. Deal with it.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 2:37PM Repopulation said

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@Jetflame3 please show me where I have any rage?

Good lord kid. I am not a "fan of blizzard". I havent played WoW since WotLK. I have no interest in Diablo 2. I do play SC2.

I would still like for you to explain how announcing they are working on more content for their subscribers is "lame".
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 2:38PM Jetflame3 said

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@TehTenyo

What are you on about? COOL? I could care less, I loved WoW, back in the day I played it so much that I developed carpal tunnel syndrome in one of my hands. I also have loved the games that blizzard put out in the past, but soon after Burning Crusade Blizzard changed their whole outlook. Their games became more about meeting a quota than giving back to their customers. They lost interest and so did I.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 2:44PM Jetflame3 said

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@Repopulation

Truthfully, I was speaking about the article in general. I'm tired of seeing so many WoW articles on here. If you are curious cool, I'll answer, but try not to be such a dick about it.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2012 5:55PM jslim419 said

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@Jetflame3

so three articles in two day's about a game's expansion that just went into beta is way too much? who's the dick? the person who reads the articles because they are interested in the topic? or the person that demands the site never post an article about it ever again because they personally do not like the game?

this site is about all MMO news. that includes MMO's that you have sworn a blood vendetta against. don't like it? either suck it up, and ignore the articles you don't like.... or go somewhere else if you cannot remove the stick from your rear end.
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Posted: Mar 24th 2012 1:22AM Cyroselle said

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@Sickness Yep

Business is about growth. If you have plans, ambition, you won't even be kicking back and resting on your laurels.

To lose customers, especially in the millions, is a very big deal. Especially if you no longer really own your company, such as the case with Blizzard. They want to make big daddy Vivendi happy, and subscriber drops aren't furthering this goal.
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Posted: Mar 25th 2012 7:42PM Roland44 said

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@Sickness

So basically your argument would be to do nothing for the remaining 90% player-base?

That 'would" be lame!

I'm not a fan of the Pandaria race idea/design, but I do think the Monk Class will be fun to role and play as other races.

Gotta give credit where it's due, Blizzard kicked the while idea of MMO into the mainstream consciousnesses and made playing computer games much cooler' and acceptable socially than it once was.

Later
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