One of the hardest things to do in an MMORPG like World of Warcraft is to keep the player base happy. It’s not enough to just release new content, new expansions, and new events, the developers have to keep the quality of the game up. If the quality doesn’t match the content, then why should people play it? This is a growing question that fans are asking themselves because although World of Warcraft Legion has been good (certainly better than the last major expansion, Warlords of Draenor), some people are noticing continually bad things happening.
This goes especially for Battle.net user Watchmeheal, who for the first time in 6 years (which is half of the time they’ve been playing World of Warcraft), has unsubscribed from the game. Watchmeheal admits that they hated doing that, but in their words, it’s just not a “game” anymore.
“And it’s not looking like anything is changing for the good; in fact, the opposite way, as nobody likes it. What a shame,” they note.
For them, the last straw was patch 7.2, which has been getting a lot of flak from fans since release. In their opinion, there’s nothing significant in the patch, mainly because a lot of it is time-gated. “There is nothing. Alts are locked inside of Dalaran, otherwise you want to use hours of the same storyline you have already completed.”
Watchmeheal went on to note about how the main PVP content just isn’t appealing in any facet and PVE isn’t doing much better. Thus, they’re unsubscribing and again, hate doing it as they love World of Warcraft but hate what it’s become. They feel they might come back, but it’s not going to be right now, and they fear where the game could be headed in the future.
The fanbase is a bit torn as some are vehemently behind what Watchmeheal said, while others aren’t so sure. Where do you fall in on this?