Im sat here wondering if I have the patience or the energy to write a post on this forum as deep down I know its a waste of time, no one will read it and those that do will probably just be the local forum trolls full of clever but pointless rejoinders. Honestly don’t waste your time or energy because I really couldn’t care less, no offence intended.
I haven’t posted on here for years, hell I have only played wow a few fleeting times over the last 4 years…… (where as prior to that I was hardcore)
I also don’t really care what people think, for me this is a kind of catharsis. Have my say and then put it to rest, so here goes;
Despite people predicting WOW will die its still here, still has subscribers, still has elements that are fun but those of us who played this game from the beginning know its lost its soul…………its not lost something magical, in fact its quite straight forward……… Its killed off its social and community aspects. Most us know this but for some reason Blizzard remain oblivious to it ;
1/ By making the join dungeons and raids simply a matter of pressing a button and queuing up they have removed the need for Guilds and friends to find and attract the right class of players which in itself forced people to talk to each other. It also made certain classes crucially important to guilds. Well now you don’t really need a guild and you don’t really need to talk to people much certainly in the early stages of the game.
When I came back to Wow last year after a 3 year absence I joined a number of guilds and found them to be dead regardless of how many members were active (zero communication and no social), the end game content seemed confusing , with multiple expansions and each time in an effort to simplify the game, blizzard tinkered and played with previous content making some irrelevant or in the case of the night elves removing one of the loveliest and most sentimental levelling areas in the game just for a bit of Cheap excitement. Therefore I chose to try and level from 1 to 80 because as ageing old timer this was the part of the game I was most comfortable with and sentimental about………
2/ Also now you can pay over a bit of cash and instantly have your new class levelled up instantly but without the long learnt experience that goes with each class and the roles they must play. This also reduces the need and importance of certain classes and the need to nurture friends or guild mates who have them.
3/ Finally there is a reason why so many gamers like me are desperate for Classic Wow to come back……………because that part of the game worked, it wasn’t over complicated, the dungeons hadn’t been simplified so you could stroll through them with zero party interaction, planning or experience. To win in places like Naxrammus took true dedication, experience, knowledge and team work………it had to be earnt. If you take all that away along with the social element then whats the point ?
Blizzard needs to go back to basics. take classic wow 1 through to 60 as the template and start again but with heart rather than cold suited board room decision making
My big fear is they will give us Classic Wow but with crappy antisocial looking for group mechanics and instant levelling options incorporated which would render it almost pointless. All we want is 1 to 60 in its classic form but perhaps with sharper graphics and resolution. Shove all the other gimics