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WoW Your Friends for Free

Blizzplanet reports on a letter Blizzard is sending veteran World of Warcraft subscribers offering them a free copy of Blizzard's MMORPG to give to a friend. This is a full version of the game with 30 days of free play. Word is: "Your friend has to create a WoW account, and once his 30 days expire, his characters and progress is saved for the next time he pays the subscription. There arenít any restrictions on the accounts created under this 30 days promotion."

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45. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jul 2, 2011, 14:24 Lit_Reflex001
 
"You tried too hard. Dial it back a bit next time you're out trolling. "

You don't think I'm completely serious?!!!!!!!!!


I'm not fucking kidding, pal!

FUCK WORLD OF WARCRAFT!!!! LONG LIVE ULTIMA ONLINE AND ITS LONG LIST OF SKILLS THAT YOU CAN INTERACT WITH THE ENVIRONMENT WITH!

You guys can play your shit fucking kill monsters all day dungeon crawler while I'll be busy building a trade empire in Ultima Online.

And FYI, I only played the game for 15 minutes because I found out the only damned skills you can use in the game are fishing and weapons/armor crafting.

How boring! I want to craft fucking furniture that I can place in my own personal house. I want to harvest lumber from trees. I want to find sunken treasure that I fish up with my full skill fishing skill. I want to mine ore from the mountains. I want to build my own fucking house with a fully customized system to build from the ground-up.

Fuck your dungeon crawler.
 
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44. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 28, 2011, 10:38 Verno
 
Nighthawk wrote on Jun 27, 2011, 16:14:
Trolling is amusing, I would love to find out how many of these wow flamers have
a) played WoW for any length of time
b) played in the last month.
The major draw to the game, and MY justification of spending the money every 2 months (I buy cards) is that there is constant upgrades and changes, new content, etc.
Even now patch 4.2 is coming with new zones and raids and instances....

--edit--
that being said, I am annoyed that they are slowly leaning more towards micro transactions, buying mounts and non-combat pets.

Kind of a dumb post on your part, many of the people here are long time WoW players, some current and some former. It really depends on what you classify as change, for example I get a bit tired of the constant model reuse from the worlds most profitable gaming company. They are still reusing models that have been in WoW from day one. There is no excuse for that. Daily quests were another addition I loathed, oh boy I get to repeat the same thing over and over again? That sounds like a deal for them, not for the player. They get to make small content passes and I am supposed to repeat things forever. Finally I find it hard to take WoW seriously after they start re-introducing villains many of us farmed to death 5 years prior.

The streamlining of the game has led everything to become cookie-cutter, there is no more room for what little unique customization existed before. Maybe it's better for the "casual" players but casual players tend to be fickle consumers who tend to bounce from activity to activity and aren't a great long term investment. Those same people are now all playing Angry Bird Tetris on their iPhone 8 and barely remember their WoW days.
 
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43. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 27, 2011, 16:31 nin
 
Nighthawk wrote on Jun 27, 2011, 16:14:
Trolling is amusing, I would love to find out how many of these wow flamers have
a) played WoW for any length of time
b) played in the last month.
The major draw to the game, and MY justification of spending the money every 2 months (I buy cards) is that there is constant upgrades and changes, new content, etc.
Even now patch 4.2 is coming with new zones and raids and instances....

--edit--
that being said, I am annoyed that they are slowly leaning more towards micro transactions, buying mounts and non-combat pets.

A) Played for 4 years straight.
B) Quit in March, haven't logged in since then. Oddly, no withdrawal. Guess that's an indicator how how burnt out I was.

Cataclysm pretty much ruined the game for me. The grinding, the class changes, the consolidation of 10/25 man raids, the stupid phasing, the boring story, the zones that felt like they were stapled together at best, raid bosses that didn't seem that interesting, 5 mans having to take 2 hours (assuming no one dropped), 45 minute queue as DPS, etc...

 
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42. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 27, 2011, 16:14 Nighthawk
 
Trolling is amusing, I would love to find out how many of these wow flamers have
a) played WoW for any length of time
b) played in the last month.
The major draw to the game, and MY justification of spending the money every 2 months (I buy cards) is that there is constant upgrades and changes, new content, etc.
Even now patch 4.2 is coming with new zones and raids and instances....

--edit--
that being said, I am annoyed that they are slowly leaning more towards micro transactions, buying mounts and non-combat pets.
 
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41. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 27, 2011, 09:24 Fibrocyte
 
Anonymous wrote on Jun 25, 2011, 18:01:
Fuck Wow. I'm used to Ultima Online where you can interact with the environment in ways that no other game can.

You should see the list of skills that you can use in UO.

Alchemy, Anatomy, Animal Lore, Animal Taming, Archery, Arms Lore, Begging, Blacksmithy, Bowcraft/Fletching, Bushido, Camping, Cartography, Chivalry, Cooking, Detecting Hidden, Discordance, Evaluating Intelligence, Fencing, Fishing, Focus, Forensic Evaluation, Healing, Herding, Hiding, Imbuing, Inscription, Item ID, Lockpicking, Lumberjacking, Mace Fighting, Magery, Meditation, Mysticism, Mining, Musicianship, Necromancy, Ninjitsu, Parrying, Peacemaking, Poisoning, Provocation, Remove Traps, Resisting Spells, Snooping, Spellweaving, Spirit Speak, Stealing, Stealth, Swordsmanship, Tactics, Tailoring, Taste ID, Throwing, Tinkering, Tracking, Veterinary, Wrestling.

There is so fucking much you can do in that game that I can't play these newer games because they lack the depth of Ultima Online.

FUCK WORLD OF WARCRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2/10

You tried too hard. Dial it back a bit next time you're out trolling.
 
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40. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 27, 2011, 04:05 Muscular Beaver
 
Dades wrote on Jun 26, 2011, 17:32:
Gaming in general is going through a bit of an evolutionary step up the ladder right now and WoW isn't really a part of it. Whatever game Blizzard makes next probably will be but WoW's time is over, people can only play the same game for so long.

Yeah financially. Not Gameplay-wise. Not even Graphic wise, or rather very slow.

And I dont think WoWs time would be over if they didnt change it so radically with Cata - and no, I dont mean the changes in the world.
 
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39. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 20:03 fujiJuice
 
Dades wrote on Jun 26, 2011, 17:32:
Gaming in general is going through a bit of an evolutionary step up the ladder right now and WoW isn't really a part of it. Whatever game Blizzard makes next probably will be but WoW's time is over, people can only play the same game for so long.

Agreed.
 
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38. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 17:32 Dades
 
Of course they want as many people as possible playing WoW, I can't think of any company that wouldn't want everyone as a customer. This is hardly any sign of a death knell however.

I didn't say anything about a death knell. I do think that Blizzard listens to everybody though, even the so called naysayers and doom predictors. They are smart enough to understand that everyone is a potential customer and they can find a middle ground between layers of feedback. In this case the game is just old and they can't reinvent the wheel for technical and other considerations. The best they can hope for is to slow the pace that people leave the game.

Gaming in general is going through a bit of an evolutionary step up the ladder right now and WoW isn't really a part of it. Whatever game Blizzard makes next probably will be but WoW's time is over, people can only play the same game for so long.
 
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37. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 12:59 Lit_Reflex001
 
"UO was awesome, but they made changes that wanted to milk my wallet of all it's worth for little return. That was 3 months after I joined back in who knows when... 98? Sub cancelled."

Oh yeah. OSI fucked that game up big-time. And the funny thing is I swore I would never go back, but like a crack addict I came crawling back for more.

This happened twice, I think. Then came the free servers. lol
 
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36. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 12:02 fujiJuice
 
Dades wrote on Jun 26, 2011, 10:47:
All these threads end up the same though, and it's hilarious... OMG, WoW is DYING...

Really? You find it hilarious? You must be a pretty simple person. People tend to complain when they are unhappy with something. The reasoning isn't always rational but it tends to have an affect on that thing. Even WoW isn't impervious to unhappy fans and Blizzard doesn't just want some people playing WoW, they want as many people as possible.

So your misguided attempt to say that other opinions don't matter is not truthful and irrelevant.

Of course they want as many people as possible playing WoW, I can't think of any company that wouldn't want everyone as a customer. This is hardly any sign of a death knell however. Blizzard knows their subscriptions are going to go down over time, this is a fact, there is nothing they can do about that, they hit their peak years ago. In fact it probably has something to do with the delay in Diablo 3 being released, I played the game like 3 or 4 years ago and it looked done, but why release it when it is going to cannibalize their own game. All this is, is an attempt to keep their profits astronomically high, nothing more. People have been claiming WoW's death since a couple years after it's release, with each new major MMO release infact, Warhammer, LOTR, Age of Conan, Rift, and now Old Republic. At most they make a dent, which eventually gets semi-repaired.
 
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35. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 10:47 Dades
 
All these threads end up the same though, and it's hilarious... OMG, WoW is DYING...

Really? You find it hilarious? You must be a pretty simple person. People tend to complain when they are unhappy with something. The reasoning isn't always rational but it tends to have an affect on that thing. Even WoW isn't impervious to unhappy fans and Blizzard doesn't just want some people playing WoW, they want as many people as possible.

So your misguided attempt to say that other opinions don't matter is not truthful and irrelevant.
 
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34. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 08:25 Alamar
 
Rockn-Roll wrote on Jun 26, 2011, 04:04:
Yes...there is no way that someone is going to reach level...what is it now...80?...in a month. However, one major problem is that in order to really have fun you need to have friends to team up with. This means that the veteran will likely create a new character...and perhaps a couple more friends...and go through the original quests. The problem is that going through the original quests will most likely be very boring to the veterans...and will already have lots of stuff for their new characters and most likely will earn the most stuff. The veterans will have to sacrifice their fun...both in the higher level game areas as well as allowing the n00bs to gain some stuff. Charity only goes so far...at some point the veterans will want to go back to the more exciting activities with their higher level characters.

You, uhm... Haven't played this game (in a while)? People get from 1 to 85 in a week, and yes, they're either experienced or obsessive (likely both), but taking a month to get to 80 is pretty casual, considering the fast speed, the RAF bonus that this promotion would use (which I can safely ignore anyways, because it's an insane boost), help from friends, and rest bonus for those not as obsessive...

But, the base game comes with 1-60, so it's kind of a moot point I guess...

As for the classic content, it was overhauled with the launch of Cata. While a large portion of players have one max level, and don't like levelling, they would find it MUCH different, and MUCH improved... I just went through it with a new goober mage, and the only real drawback (which some new players will love) is that it was way the hell too easy... I loved that it has flow, feels more like a plot driven single player RPG, but the easiness can be a drain.

And as for those calling doom, most of which just sound like addicts that had to dredge up some hate to leave the game, classic costs what, 15 or 20 regularly, and last promotion, was 5... Free to a select group and $5 isn't exactly a huge leap...

All these threads end up the same though, and it's hilarious... OMG, WoW is DYING... They lost a handful of subs, and they're going DOWN... Ya... If I was a billionaire, I'd hate to lose a few million, but it wouldn't really hurt : ) It's a silly example of course, a million smackaroo's would hurt any company, but it's no more ridiculous than the 'points' people bring up against their lost love... : )

-Alamar
 
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33. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 08:18 kornedbeefy
 
The only thing that could bring me back would be to reduce the monthly subscription to $5. Even that may not be good enough. After playing for 5 to 6 years I can't stand the game anymore. I lvled a char to 40 with Cataclysm and quit cold turkey.

Plus I been enjoying many many years of single players games I put on the back burner. Just finished NWN recently.
 
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32. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 08:05 Cheese
 
"lol clone game kiddie colors goofy faces fags only need apply gay super ass gay ness the butt fing kind damn now what we going F2P too"  
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31. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 06:16 Muscular Beaver
 
Haha, I knew that some desperation move like this would happen soon. They lost lots of subscribers with Cata and the audacious and idiotic class changes with recent patches.  
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30. removed Jun 26, 2011, 04:53 neilmike
 
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29. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 04:04 Rockn-Roll
 
I don't see anything desperate...it's a standard marketing tool for subscription model businesses. Blizzard may just be reacting to the EVE players who are quiting that service.

Yes...there is no way that someone is going to reach level...what is it now...80?...in a month. However, one major problem is that in order to really have fun you need to have friends to team up with. This means that the veteran will likely create a new character...and perhaps a couple more friends...and go through the original quests. The problem is that going through the original quests will most likely be very boring to the veterans...and will already have lots of stuff for their new characters and most likely will earn the most stuff. The veterans will have to sacrifice their fun...both in the higher level game areas as well as allowing the n00bs to gain some stuff. Charity only goes so far...at some point the veterans will want to go back to the more exciting activities with their higher level characters.

What will the n00bs do? Pay for a few more months perhaps...get bored...find real lives...get TF2 which is 100% free. In the end...when all is said and done...I think Valve will remain the gamers friend just like they started out as. A bit sappy, but that's the world we live in.
 
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28. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 04:02 DarkCntry
 
Hrm, so basically this is just a friend version of what most of us got a few months after we purchased SC2.......yea, special.  
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27. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 03:18 Jerykk
 
WoW will go free to play when its player base gets small enough, just like every other MMO.  
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26. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 02:31 Mcboinkens
 
I hope Titan ends up as good as all the other games Blizzard has made. I played WoW for a solid 3 years, and only quit because my server died and guild fell apart. If Titan comes anywhere near being as good as WoW, I'll be paying a subscription again haha.  
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