Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Greenbelt, MD 08/22

Regularly scheduled events

WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again

GamesIndustry International has further details on sales of the Mists of Pandaria expansion for World of Warcraft, Blizzard's MMORPG. They say the add-on has now sold over 2.7 million units, and the game's subscriber count currently tops the 10 million mark over the summer.

View
58. Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Oct 4, 2012, 20:35 PropheT
 
WyldKat wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 17:04:
As is...

-Being forced to stand in place while casting/attacking
-Being unable to dodge enemy attacks
-Combat based on item level, not player skill
-Same old tier based dungeon/PVP gear grind
-No large-scale PVP warfare with castles, keeps to conquer with siege engines
-Kill/Quest stealing
-Simplified and downright restricting "noob friendly" skill tree
-Only a few classes can rez, don't expect them to in the open world because everyone is focused on their wall of text quest log
-Outdated graphics vs top quality modern graphics
-Forced to pay a subscription fee
-Forced to have "item level x" or tank/healer to go do dungeons
And really there's so, so much more.

"Have fun," to the people that want to continue to play this stuff, but I've had my fill a long time ago in Wrath when the story started in WC3 was wrapped up.

- Standing in place while attacking is nice for clickers. I don't personally prefer it, but it's not always a plus.

- Dodging in GW2 sucks to me, and the content that requires it with death as an immediate alternative sucks even more. Dodge or die fight? Watch swaths of people keel over dead, and then more killed as they try to revive them. No thanks.

- Tier based gear gives you something to work for. I hate it in PvP, though, so I definitely prefer GW2 there.

- Wintergrasp had large scale castle battles with siege engines. I doubt anyone plays it anymore and I have no idea if anything replaced since I haven't played WoW really since shortly after Cataclysm went up.

- Kill stealing is fine since the content is different. I like everyone being able to help anyone a lot in GW2, but there's no interaction and no reason for people to talk to work together as a result.

- The skill tree argument is ridiculous. GW2 does not have a deep skill tree or skill system at all. I agree that they oversimplified WoW's, but with a larger number of abilities I'd say WoW is still more complicated than GW2. I don't personally think I've seen a more restrictive and dumbed down action bar than GW2's, for that matter.

- Any class that can heal can rez. As far as people doing it, well...people suck in online gaming.

- Graphics are nice in GW2 but I think you'd be surprised by WoW's if you played it again. It sure as hell doesn't look like an old game when you fire it up.

- Subscription fee is fine. I don't have to put down real money to buy bank slots, bag slots, character slots, keys, costume gear, or anything else. I guess you can farm if you're max level and have nothing else to do, but... also, content updates aren't insignificant and the customer service is miles better.

That said, I wouldn't even play GW2 if there was a fee, so it does get credit for that.

- You're still forced to adhere to certain criteria to do dungeons. Since you can barely even PUG dungeons in GW2 I don't see how this makes much difference anyway.



I like both games, but... they aren't directly comparable for most of those points.

 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Oct 4, 10:51 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again nin
  2. Oct 4, 10:54  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Frijoles
  3. Oct 4, 11:04 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again deqer
  4. Oct 4, 11:10  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Blackhawk
  5. Oct 4, 11:12 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Kythlyn
  7. Oct 4, 11:16  No subject NoyzRulz
  11. Oct 4, 11:34  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Frijoles
  12. Oct 4, 11:37  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again PropheT
  14. Oct 4, 11:43  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again sauron
  21. Oct 4, 12:34  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Agent.X7
  27. Oct 4, 13:41   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again briktal
  29. Oct 4, 14:10    Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again TheEmissary
  44. Oct 4, 17:01     Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again briktal
  26. Oct 4, 13:27  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Fion
  28. Oct 4, 13:57   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again LgFriess
  45. Oct 4, 17:04  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again WyldKat
  49. Oct 4, 17:54   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Muscular Beaver
  51. Oct 4, 18:34   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Ray Marden
>> 58. Oct 4, 20:35   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again PropheT
  6. Oct 4, 11:16 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Verno
  38. Oct 4, 16:09  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again JohnnyRotten
  8. Oct 4, 11:21 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again RailWizard
  9. Oct 4, 11:23 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Trevellian
  10. Oct 4, 11:31 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Mr. Tact
  13. Oct 4, 11:41 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Creston
  19. Oct 4, 12:15  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Optional nickname
  15. Oct 4, 12:02 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again TheEmissary
  30. Oct 4, 14:11  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Alamar
  16. Oct 4, 12:08 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Smellfinger
  17. Oct 4, 12:10  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Creston
  23. Oct 4, 13:14   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again deqer
  25. Oct 4, 13:17    Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Verno
  52. Oct 4, 18:36     Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again sauron
  39. Oct 4, 16:13    Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Creston
  40. Oct 4, 16:23     Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again deqer
  42. Oct 4, 16:41      Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again TheEmissary
  43. Oct 4, 16:46     Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again nin
  50. Oct 4, 18:09      Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Slashman
  41. Oct 4, 16:26    Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Smellfinger
  18. Oct 4, 12:15  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Verno
  20. Oct 4, 12:18  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again TheEmissary
  31. Oct 4, 14:17   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again BobBob
  32. Oct 4, 14:48   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Beelzebud
  34. Oct 4, 15:01    Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Rhett
  48. Oct 4, 17:50     Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again MattyC
  35. Oct 4, 15:08    Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again BobBob
  36. Oct 4, 15:24     Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Alamar
  46. Oct 4, 17:20      Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Beelzebud
  47. Oct 4, 17:35       Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again sliv
  24. Oct 4, 13:15  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Frijoles
  22. Oct 4, 12:50 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again raVen
  33. Oct 4, 14:49 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Mr. Tact
  37. Oct 4, 16:06 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Dades
  53. Oct 4, 18:51 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Cutter
  54. Oct 4, 19:06  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Agent.X7
  57. Oct 4, 19:49   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Muscular Beaver
  55. Oct 4, 19:07  Re: More Big Picture Details HorrorScope
  56. Oct 4, 19:46  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again NKD
  59. Oct 4, 20:45   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Cutter
  62. Oct 4, 22:43    Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again NKD
  61. Oct 4, 22:34  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Mr. Tact
  60. Oct 4, 21:25 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Dades
  64. Oct 5, 01:20  Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Wetworks
  65. Oct 5, 02:37   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Muscular Beaver
  66. Oct 5, 07:23   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Dades
  67. Oct 5, 07:52    Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Luke
  73. Oct 5, 15:07     Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again NKD
  74. Oct 6, 00:29      Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again MattyC
  69. Oct 5, 08:02    Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Jonjonz
  70. Oct 5, 08:37     Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Verno
  71. Oct 5, 08:59     Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again sauron
  72. Oct 5, 11:23   Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Creston
  63. Oct 5, 00:18 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again lvitriol
  68. Oct 5, 07:59 Re: WoW Passes 10M Subscribers Again Jonjonz


footer

Blue's News logo