So warhammer was not as much of a let down as AoC, however it does seem to have a curve that simply makes the game feel boring as you go. I find myself not making time to play it. And when I do have time I tend to gravitate to more thought provoking or challenging games. Scenarios were fun at because they were new but as each side has learned tactics for guaranteed wins. It's just not that interesting. The PVE elements which i warned were not up to snuff never came about. The story and lore elements were fluff and nothing more. They spent so much time perfect balance and PvP they forgot to make the game meaningful. Most people are not leaving due to a lack of content or lack of quality its a lack of purpose and replayability. With AoC people left because they were angry that a good game was poorly managed. With warhammer they are leaving cause they are simply bored.
While I have not left and still level my characters its more of a "what the hell I got nothing better to do." moment then a "sorry honey go to bed without me I want to stay up and play a little more." If there was something anything that put some meaning behind anything you do it would feel like I am accomplishing something. As is you gain a level go to the next area and grind that area and so on. The world is so linear its almost suffocating. I want to explore and go to places far off the beaten trail. But if you try you end up finding invisible walls and water that apparently can steal your breath and kill you in seconds. Whats the point of creating a virtual world that forces you along a set path. There is nothing story wise to push me to the next tier or to go to and explore other zones the only motivating factor is to reach the level cap.
I wanted more of a story this is a great IP and deserves better attention to the lore. The PvP is to repetitive and often you feel like it's all pointless. Perhaps if they set the keeps to become challenged on a timer that once captured its yours for 9 hours or something then the other faction has a chnace to cap it again. But as is you log off after fighting back the order and decide it's time to go to bed. Only to wake up and find you have to do it all over again. That gets really old really quickly.
Anyways that's my peace said. Lets hope for AoC and War to improve and become the games they should have been from the start.