Let’s say you just returned to World of Warcraft and just hit level 100 or had a supremely undergeared toon. There’s all this new content and it’s pretty overwhelming. What do you do? This guide is aimed at the Super Casual, who aren’t hardcore raiders, lack a guild and probably hate doing instances in fear of getting yelled at or kicked by obnoxious players (generally for low DPS and not knowing mechanics) and want to get some gear quickly.
Activision/Blizzard announced their Q1 2015 earnings and one of the not-so-shocking results was the subscription loss in World of Warcraft. Specifically, the loss amount to 2.9 million subscribers, which is a pretty massive loss ($43,500,000 in revenue per month potentially). What happened? And why is this not exactly surprising?
After having a demotivating event occur during a public Diablo 3 game, I became motivated in providing some more thoughts on how the gaming community at large needs to start looking themselves, behaving and treating each other. It’s nothing new that anyone with common sense should be able to easily figure out. But I think for many they just won’t get it. Nonetheless, we need to continue pushing ourselves and my vlog hopefully will spawn similar painful memories for others so that they too can come together and combat poor behavior in social games:
So with the boosted 90s, one of the major impacts that occur in the game is further degradation in grouped situations. For the boosted 90, they might see their situation as being “easily” carried via better geared/skilled players. However, for the skilled/experienced/geared players, they end up having to deal with the frustrations of people who either lack knowledge in their class or cannot produce the required output for a certain situation. Obviously, this aspect of the game really isn’t that new but surprisingly Blizzard seems to be content about this situation and we should figure out ways to handle it.
This one is written especially for the Blizzard developers and needs to happen ASAP, especially before Diablo 3 comes out. So currently, Siege of Orgrimmar LFR still has MAJOR issues. It’s far too long at this current stage and too frustrating. What is most striking though is that only part 1 seems to have a reasonable queue compared to the rest of the instances. Parts 2-4 have an average wait time for 1 hour. That is ridiculous for anyone to endure and a complete waste of time. Also, this demonstrates a failure by Blizzard to address issues with Parts 2-4 despite numerous nerfs. As a result, I am going to propose the following to make it doable:
After a hiatus and dealing with the drama of my dead gaming rig, I finally have managed to settle things enough to where I can start playing again. The last two weeks have been some intense gaming sessions where I’ve been hitting the LFRs pretty hard along with focusing on my toons in getting their legendary cloaks. At the moment, my hunter is the latest toon to receive his legendary cloak and I should be completed with the Secrets on my Shaman this coming week.
I enjoy the controversial discussions on whether or not LFR should exist. But the real question is whether Heroic Raids (or what will become known as Mythic Raids) really exist? Some numbers came out recently about the latest decline in World of Warcraft and I hope to analyze the cause behind what is another drop and the relationship between these drops, the priorities of where Blizzard sees the development of raiding content and high end raiding.
Today, I decided to cancel my subscription to World of Warcraft for the 3rd time. I have to start focusing on my personal life again and re-building that aspect up. World of Warcraft, while fun, just takes far too much time and the way things have been, it’s been a fairly frustrating experience. What I wanted to talk about in this blog are things that I think need to be addressed.
Probably, the thing I was most excited about thus far from Blizzcon 2013 was the announcement of the next World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor. There had been a lot of speculation about what the expansion theme and location would be as well as what we would be doing. After watching the panel that went into a little more depth on the expansion, I wanted to offer more thoughts on some of the major features.
Having done all the encounters at least at the LFR (and the later ones at the Flex level) level, I want to present some thoughts on this expansion’s raiding tiers.