I got really fed up this past weekend at World of Warcraft because of the inability to really progress in the game. Ever since Diablo 3 launched, the quality of players in World of Warcraft has significantly declined (as most likely the better ones have left for D3). As a result, things like LFR and LFG to a degree have become somewhat impossible. It’s not that LFR nor LFG are difficult; it’s that the remaining people are incapable of handling it.
There have been some theories as to why the decline in players outside of D3’s release has occurred. One person mentioned that the various Scrolls of Resurrection has brought back older players that might’ve given up when Cataclysm was released and felt that the game at that point was too difficult due to the wall of Heroics as compared to Wrath of the Lich King. At the moment, I’ve seen that despite LFR being out for several months now, people still are unable to complete it. Even with instructions given by various people who are experienced at LFR, people still refuse to listen.
Either way, this decline in player quality has made moving forward with my toons in terms of gearing rather impossible. I’m just tired of the World of Waitcraft where attempting to clear LFR can take several hours. It’s just not worth my time.
Instead, I’ve decided to move with the flow and just play D3. Currently, I’m working on Nightmare mode and learned a few tricks such as using the Auction House for gearing. Also, I know more people who play D3 compared to WoW so there’s more motivation for playing that.
Fortunately, I’ve been normal mode D3 so I can move on to other things. I still have two other games I’d like to finish as well as some writing projects. But I’ll wait another month or two before returning to World of Warcraft. Maybe by then people will get bored of D3 and switch back.