Did Blizzard sellout the hard core to instead grovel at the feet of its casual base?
It's a tough call, but Blizzard could see a world of hurt coming their way if they in fact made Lich King for the Casual players.
Yeah there really isn't much left to do after that...
maybe they should be taking notes from eq cause I dont think any of the expansion they came out with got beaten in 4 days and they've made like 20 of them
To clear woltk you would have to kill arthas THE LICH KING. They just beat Naxx, an instance they had already beaten @60 and in the beta for wotlk. I doubt most of the commentors on this site would grasp that fact either.
In my opinion hitting lvl 80 is the end game period. Not only did you hit the top level but there is absolutely nothing left to do except possibly raid (which in first you have to get the gear) which means more dungeon crawling horribleness. Their idea of PVP being world PVP is complete garbage -- the sides are so uneven there is never a battle going on. And the fact that all you can do in your spare time (while not trying to get a pug group for a dungeon because you can never clear dungeons with horrible pugs period) is farm for herbs and other stupid crap. I'm sorry but the game is trash if you ask me you shouldn't have to spend 3 weeks trying to make a pair of boots that are quickly replaced by the first real game dungeon. Complete garbage. ---- EDIT ---- Not to mention you missed the original post on their site completely. The NAXX post is under the Malygos achievement, 2 completely different posts. Boy don't you just look foolish now Mr. Lich King.
Yeah seriously. They're going to put out a new game if they want to keep serious players loyal, and they're obviously going to have to pump up the difficulty a little bit.
You just dont get. Im sure whoever cleared Kara for the first time posted about it online but that doesnt mean that they "BEAT BC" You couldn't even get into BT for months after BC launched. lvl 80 isnt the endgame. The end-game STARTS at the level cap. Just because your a scrub and cant clear PVE content doesnt mean endgame content isn't there, you just choose not to experience it. In conclusion, you fail, WOLTK has not been cleared and good day sir.
That's insane, that someone has already beaten the expansion...
How many hours must have they put into this consecutively?!
Who put in 24hr and passed the f**k out. LOL.
Damn, either Blizzard effed up...or some people simply redefine the term "hardcore"
or redefined the term "loser" and "no life"
These people have no lives. It's embarrassing
That's inherently inaccurate since obviously their life is Warcraft.
yep, no WOW player is "hardcore", its just "embarrassing".
Haha, that was funny.
This is good news. Now many people are in the new SK/Nihlum guild? 100? So 25 people beat the content. What kind of lives do you think they have? If they have jobs I bet they aren't making enough to pay for child care, mortgage, and car payments. Do they even have families? Maybe these top players will quit WoW for another game. Maybe they'll develop social lives outside the game. Who knows? I am sure Blizzard won't notice 10,000 or even 100,000 hard core players leaving. Now, perhaps instead of only a small percentage ever seeing all the really cool end game raids, maybe regular people will get a chance. I play with friends and about all we had the time to accomplish was Kara. With raid content more accessible, I bet I can get more friends to play and those that quit to resubscribe. Blizzard might loose 100,000 hard core players, but they will probably gain a million or two of casual players. As a final note--I bet those casual players are less of a pain in the ass too. Casuals don't complain in the forums. Casuals don't stay on line for 18 hours consuming lots of server resources. And the list goes on.
Even uber nerbs like this took many months to get all the way through Burning Crusade. I think it's obvious blizzard either screwed something up, or decided to take this game in a new direction.
"but now it seems they’ve thrown that out the window and skewed massively to the casual players and apparently left the hardcore out to dry." Wait, you mean they've finally bought a clue and decided that appealing to a tiny % of elitists rather than the other 10.99 million people is probably the best way to do business? I'm shocked. Now all they need to do is remove arena from the game entirely and bring back real PvP and they will have a quality product again.
F*ck the hardcore. Get a job, get a life, and get laid. WoW isn't the only thing in life. Its a game like any other, meant to be enjoyed casually (or at least moderately).
Man come on games are supposed to be enjoyed, don't beat it that fast. Savor the game like savoring some delicious cake, go to fast and you will soon miss it. Though I gotta admit that was pretty fast I wonder if this is going to cause Blizzard to do some type of update to lengthen the game play or something.
they have no choice.. if they make the game more difficult, one or two hardcore gamers will be dead by the end of the month.
They slowly want to ween the more hardcore crowed off of wow in favor to push SC2 and Diablo 3, and so that they can get them prepared for their next mmo. They know that last gen it was the more hardcore gamers that sold the gaming experience to their friends and they're going to rely on that for their next mmo too. they'll support wow until it's no longer profitable but it'll start going down hill on word of the next expansion and the release of the next blizzard games.
the 2 guilds mentioned are the best in EU, if not the world right now, and most of them took the summer off too. They also compete in PvP tournaments. So remind me why I should spend $40 on this again? Just for the Death Knight class which is already OP and will get nerfed like everything else in this game.
This is a non-story. These guys have been raiding naxx for months now on the beta servers. Most of us won't be in naxx for quite some time let alone clear it. Let's also not forget that naxx is only the first raid instance of WOTLK. Other raids will be patched in soon enough. Also nothing to do? Get involved in arena and show some PVP skill. Give me a break with the nothing to do comments.
Yeah, the game definitely needs more of the same but for thrice as many hours.
lol arena and PVP alone are hardly compelling reasons to pay $15 a month when there are competing games out there.
I'd like to see the awesome endgame content in World of Warcraft, but there's no way I ever will. I sort of envy the guys that can sit there all day and grind out levels, if for nothing else than they'll see all the cool areas I never will.
That's hardly news, people go without food and sleep just to make sure they're the first to finish it.
boring game for losers with no life there's a dork i own regularly at some 3rd rate yank comic's forum he plays this drivel so much his wife left him for the well endowed black guy next door he has a ps3
He must be a loser if you're owning him in forums. ;)
Hey-oh! Taste of his own ownage medicine eh leathersoup? Go easy on the poor lad!
WoW can't be beaten. Though these dungeons must have been fairly easy tbh.
this means one thing, it`s time for WAR
Nerds.. ppl with no life and take the game so seriously, hey not only lvl to 80 in 4days but clear all the dungeons,, what kind of life is that,,and now the nerd groupo are crying and asking for more,,O plz geta life
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