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Are World of Warcraft Players Losing Will To Play?

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by GlyphMasterson

Video games can be fun and grand adventures, or enlightening things that make you smarter, or something that you do just to get moving in some cases, just depends on the game and the intent. But one thing every video game has is commitment. Every game requires that time be put into it for enjoyment, and that can add up. For genres like MMORPGs, a lot of time has to be put into it for full enjoyment to be reached. That can weigh on some players. And for some World of Warcraft players, it’s getting to be too much.

This includes Battle.net user Kotton, who has been a World of Warcraft player for a long time. They admit that WOW is still the best MMORPG out there, however, they’re slowly losing the will to play it.

“I used to love this game because of the fact that people with more time didn’t have an advantage in this game, so I could go to work and then keep up with everyone else who sat at home all day playing WoW, but that isn’t true anymore.”

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Balance and fairness is an issue that has been raised for a while now, and Kotton is voicing the issue quite well. But they don’t stop there, they go on to note how the idea of spending loads of time in World of Warcraft just isn’t fun anymore, how many of the expansions the game has had just hasn’t been fun, or filled with lots of content. This includes, in their minds, Legion, which is still going on now.

Many players agreed with Kotton and their views on both World of Warcraft and Blizzard as a company. They note that part of the reason it’s on the decline (in their eyes) is because of their views on what should be added:

“Oh yes, the plan is to do the minimum amount of effort and to get the maximum amount of profit,” notes Azalexx.

What do you think? Is World of Warcraft on the way to not being playable? Let us know in the comments below.

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3 comments
  1. I heard that there is another world of Warcraft in play called Vanilla wow! Maybe this needs to be stopped or banned for all players to come back to what is happening now. I am enjoying legion and working hard for my first ever in game legiondary item. Stop killing the drakes! I’m still tearful with Ysera’s death

    Cerysia on June 20 | Reply
  2. for the love of god, stop writing plz.

    kanye on June 21 | Reply
  3. I’ve definitely lost the will to play. That Blizz have decided to enforce their idea of ‘fun’ (eg: grindfest) on players, is beyond comprehension.

    For me, pre-Cata private servers are beginning to look attractive with each botched, overpriced expac Blizz attempts to foist on the public.

    – Great talent builds and choices – gone.

    – Professions – destroyed and worthless – leveling gated behind instances and raids and nothing that can be crafted is even close to being as good as any WQ reward – doubly pathetic. Furthermore, players have become little more than fetch-and-carry lackys for npc’s in trying to level their profs. Profs used to be an enjoyable way to spend time in between leveling and raids but even that’s been taken away; it’s all become a high stress environment now. Nothing enjoyable about it.

    – The erosion of the social aspect of the game began with Cata’s release – and no amount of LFR, LFG or CRZ has ever done a thing to fix it. Guild leveling spelled the beginning of the end – and now that they’ve successfully destroyed the social aspects of guilds (and the game) as a result, what have they done? Removed the level requirements, ofc. It achieved what they wanted it to achieve – dead, anti-social guilds. Happy Blizz? Ofc you are.

    Somewhere along the line Blizz became lazy, lost their imagination and decided that making one bad decision after another was a fantastic idea, so they hired arrogant idiots to continue the theme.

    The only people they can ‘entice’ now are new subscribers who’ve never known the difference – and most of them will be reading reviews like this one and deciding not to bother wasting their money.

    Terry on June 23 | Reply

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