The content in an MMORPG has a purpose, and sometimes that purpose is to just be played by those who reside within the game. Now, it doesn’t have to be played every day. That may not be possible depending on what it is, but it should be played by a lot of players while it’s available. In World of Warcraft: Legion, an area known as the Broken Shore was implemented during Patch 7.2 to bring players not only a new area, but new quests, dungeons, and ways to fight the Burning Legion. But, according to many players, they have no interest in it anymore.
This comes from Battle.net, where there are two threads going on about whether World of Warcraft players even go to the Broken Shore, to which a lot say “no.” But why is this supposedly key area in World of Warcraft: Legion being abandoned? Well, according to many players, there’s just nothing to do there. Or at least, nothing to do that catches their interest. The few that did say they go to the Broken Shore had a clear purpose:
“The only reason i go there is for the the Legion fall order bags to help get a legendary on this new toon,” notes player Scathbas.
The other interesting thing numerous players have said is that the appearance of the Broken Shore is what drives them away. They don’t like how depressing it looks and feels as they go to it. Yes, this is likely a part of the game design for it, however, that doesn’t mean players have to like it. Numerous references to a previous island that served a similar purpose was brought up, and many lamented that it wasn’t available anymore:
“Agreed, the Timeless Isle was great, it seems Blizz are still trying to find the magic/secret sauce that made that zone so popular and more importantly entertaining,” says Adanion.
Is there a fix for this? It’s hard to say. What’ll be interesting going forward is what both players and Blizzard do with the Broken Shore, because it’s clear something might be wrong.