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  Slampig

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9/26/12 9:41:32 AM#41
Originally posted by MeGaTronPower

I was talking to some of the older gamers who have played for 7 years in wow have not purchased mop on ventrilo. They told me its not the same, skill tree is not the same etc etc or its not vanilla wow. If your over 35 years old its time to move on from wow, blizzard made the changes especially skill tree so you can customize to deal with raid bosses or pvp on the fly. You customize the new skill tree on the fly on different encounters. Wow is changing to fit the needs of 20 year olds and college kids. In fact most of my friend who purchased are over 20 years old and are in college. Wow changed for the younger demographic market and no for old wow players, or old mmo players. You guys needs to accept this and move on.

 

Blizzard's goal is not here to retain old 2004 wow players, mop was designed to get those 20 year olds and college kids demographics with mop hence why the changes. They are sheding off old 2004 wow players and get those new generations of 20 year olds market, and it makes sence. Blizzard is smart.

I happen to be 40. What game should I play instead of this? Also, while we are at it, what food should I eat? What people should I associate myself with? Should I switch to non-fat milk or stick with the 2%?

That Guild Wars 2 login screen knocked up my wife. Must be the second coming!

  apocoluster

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9/26/12 9:43:41 AM#42
Didnt need to read the OP...his title strikes me as a :  Duh, no shit !   sort of fact  :)

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  Ausare

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9/26/12 9:48:11 AM#43
Frankly the "old" mmo'ers from eq days sucked. Their games sucked..their adultness was gauged in how ling they could sit in a seat grinding. Most sit around complaining that time does not equal leetness. Face it like my grandmother thinking talking movies were for kids times have passed you.
  Ghern

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9/26/12 10:08:53 AM#44

I must say I am impressed how many 35+ year old gamers responded in this thread.

I myself am 44.

Back on point. This thread is garbage and it is hard to believe it has gotten this many replies. (I know, I am not helping matters).

The entire premise is a rash generalization based on age which is completely irrelevant to why someone would continue to support WoW in it's current state.

If the OP is actually a 20 something college student there is something wrong with our education system. His post is full of basic spelling and gramatical errors.

My betting he is more around 14, a Blizz fanboy (not that there is anything wrong with this) based on all of his posts. His user name does not exactly scream "young adult".

He is trolling in the name of WoW.

  Kyleran

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9/26/12 10:17:38 AM#45

In all fairness, I dislike all modern theme park MMORPG's equally, as none of them are for a more "ahem" mature gamer like myself. (translation, I'm a cranky old BitterVet™ who hates most everything new)

That's OK though, always have EVE as my fallback title, so it's all good.

Arrogant, Dismissive, Elitist, you speak as if these are bad things?
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  Tardcore

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9/26/12 10:26:27 AM#46

Yeah yeah yeah. And if you're and older gentleman this hot teen girl is not for you either.

Sometimes you out-grow the things you love.

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  coretex666

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"I shall take your position into consideration"

9/26/12 12:20:09 PM#47

I dont think I am able to follow your logic completely.

What exactly is that difference between people 20-35 and 35+ in relation to WoW.

You say skill tree is not the same, its not vanilla, if you are 35+ move on from WoW...do you mean that by changing the talent system they took depth out of the character development, so that younger people who want more instant action like it more, while the older ones who wanted more complexity are driven away by the changes?

That is how I am trying to understand what you said...maybe I just dont get it.

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  f1seb

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9/26/12 1:55:53 PM#48
Hey OP I think I'm old enough to decide for myself what game is or isn't for me.
  Aori

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9/26/12 2:34:06 PM#49
Crap I thought I left peer pressure in high school.. now I gotta find a new game.
  User Deleted
9/26/12 2:35:09 PM#50

Somewhat accurate post, to be honest.

They're goal isn't playerbase retention but creating a new one entirely - and yes, things have been as dumbed down as it's possible to be in favour of Little Timmy and Wanda the soccer mom's casual nature.

  User Deleted
9/26/12 2:37:58 PM#51
Originally posted by Kaneth
Originally posted by Entris38
Originally posted by Theocritus
      Thats OK we'll be playing the adult games anyway...You can have your battlenet kiddies community.

Out of curiosity, which games are those? Just curious if there is an mmo I haven't played. Didn't know there was a separate adult genre of MMO's.

Leisure Suit Larry Online obviously ;)

 

That would be a major hit. Especially if it was a sandbox...

  Aori

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9/26/12 2:42:26 PM#52
Originally posted by Psychow
Originally posted by Kaneth
Originally posted by Entris38
Originally posted by Theocritus
      Thats OK we'll be playing the adult games anyway...You can have your battlenet kiddies community.

Out of curiosity, which games are those? Just curious if there is an mmo I haven't played. Didn't know there was a separate adult genre of MMO's.

Leisure Suit Larry Online obviously ;)

 

That would be a major hit. Especially if it was a sandbox...

I don't like sand in my box.

  Miklosan

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9/26/12 8:49:41 PM#53

What????

I'm an older gamer and I love it! I'm a working man so I can afford a good computer aswell and oooh boy.... PANDARIA IS AMAZING!

 

 

  Acidon

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9/26/12 8:55:07 PM#54
Originally posted by freston
A pity. I am 45 so i cant play wow, id like to give Rift a try but my favourite colour is blue and that game is specifically tailored for people who prefer mauve tones. GW2 is also out of the question, as im a manchester united fan and only glasgow rangers play gw2. Perhaps EVE? I like pepperoni on pizza, i ll have to ask wht are Eve policies on the subject.

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  Pratt2112

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9/26/12 8:59:06 PM#55
Originally posted by MeGaTronPower

I was talking to some of the older gamers who have played for 7 years in wow have not purchased mop on ventrilo. They told me its not the same, skill tree is not the same etc etc or its not vanilla wow. If your over 35 years old its time to move on from wow, blizzard made the changes especially skill tree so you can customize to deal with raid bosses or pvp on the fly. You customize the new skill tree on the fly on different encounters. Wow is changing to fit the needs of 20 year olds and college kids. In fact most of my friend who purchased are over 20 years old and are in college. Wow changed for the younger demographic market and no for old wow players, or old mmo players. You guys needs to accept this and move on.

 

Blizzard's goal is not here to retain old 2004 wow players, mop was designed to get those 20 year olds and college kids demographics with mop hence why the changes. They are sheding off old 2004 wow players and get those new generations of 20 year olds market, and it makes sence. Blizzard is smart.

I'll be sure to tell my 45 year-old sister, who enjoys the game just fine for what it is,  that she needs to stop playing, then.

Thanks for the heads up!

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  Azaqin

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9/26/12 9:26:29 PM#56

With any kind of subscription based business model (and WoW is a business, just like every other MOG), it is necessary to constantly add new subscribers if you want to survive. There will always be those who cancel and walk away (for reasons as varied as finances to time constraints to actually dying in the real world), and to maintain a healthy cash flow, you have to add more clients than you are losing.

 

What Blizz is doing is attempting to appeal to the widest possible base of potential clients by making the game easier to excell at (what many old school players decry as "dumbing down" or "easy mode"), adding in new minigames and features, removing the necessity for grouping, and the like. They know they are alienating a segment of their established player base, but they are betting that the addition of these things will bring in more players than they lose.

 

It makes sense. Most of us who would have quit over the addition of Kung Fu Pandas (and yes, I know they are part of the Warcraft canon from way back; that doesn't change the fact that they are simply too silly for some players), Pokemon style pet battles, and seriously easy mode dungeons have been disillusioned with the game for quite some time. MoP wasn't going to bring us back into the fold long term. Many of us (not me, but many others) will buy the MoP box and play a month or so just for s**ts & giggles, more out of habit and curiosity than any real interest, but they aren't going to re-commit to WoW. Blizz is fine with that, they got the box price out of them.

 

They are hoping these new shiny things will bring in new accounts, and yes, they are skewing young because when you are attempting to establish a new player base for a game, you want to skew young. It just makes sense. They are trying to create a base of new, long-term clients. 

 

I don't play WoW anymore, even though I have a stable of maybe 7 or 8 level 85s (I honestly don't remember how many), but it's not because it isn't a good game, or that Blizz has "ruined" it. I don't play anymore because Blizz has made choices to take the game in a direction that no longer appeals to me. Blizz believes these choices will make the game appeal to a lot more new players, and they are probably right. Good for them. I don't think they really care that they lost my sub when they likely gained a dozen more.

 

I keep seeing people claim that this game or that game is the "WoW Killer." No game is the "WoW Killer." WoW is too big, too established, and too popular to be knocked off the top of the mountain right now. But we all know the game that will eventually kill WoW.

 

It's WoW that will eventually kill WoW. The history isn't long enough to be certain yet, but trends seem to show that MOGs eventually kill themselves. They bury themselves under update after update, patch after patch, expansion after expansion, until the game has grown so cumbersome with new races and classes and factions and builds and skills that the balance simply gives up and dies in an exhausted heap. (For a good example of this see DAOC. A great game that suffocated under the unholy weight of 8 expansions, 18 races, and 45 classes.)

 

Expansions tend to focus healvily on end-game and high-level content since this is what the current, established player base wants most. They, quite understandably, don't want new beginner zones for an alt, they want new dungeons and raids and challenges for their main. This results in a game, over time, becoming bloated and heavy with high level content, while the starter zones starve, and that makes it harder and harder for the game to attract new clients. Kudos to WoW for trying to break this trend, and while I do not find many of their ideas appealing, at least they are trying to be proactive.

  Azaqin

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9/26/12 9:35:55 PM#57
Originally posted by Candomble

 Stop measuring everything only with your own standards and personnal taste. Learn tolerance.

 

I think it's great that you like the game. Nothing better than a player who has found their game, in my opinion. But out of curiosity, how else should one measure a game? It all comes down to personal standards and taste, doesn't it? MoP fits your standards and tastes, and that's why you judge it to be "good." It doesn't fit someone else's, and thus they judge it to be "bad" or "childish" or whatever. Tolerance works both ways. If you exprct others to be "tolerant" of your approval, you must be "tolerant" of their disapproval.

 

Although I do agree that the OP worded his post in an extremely dismissive and condescending manner.

  Sovrath

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9/26/12 9:51:19 PM#58
Originally posted by Azaqin
 

 

I think it's great that you like the game. Nothing bet

Yeah but making such broad sweeping statements is ridiculous. Really? If you are an older gamer then it isnt' for you? But the few mmo players I've met or know are all close to my age and older and only play wow. In fact they dont' know or don't care about other mmo's.

I'm all for people hating things but in no way, shap or form would i ever come to a site and say "I like/hate x therefore I have decided that all others should follow my lead because I'm always right".

Because that would be silly beyond comprehension.

  Torvaldr

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9/26/12 10:07:51 PM#59
Originally posted by freston
A pity. I am 45 so i cant play wow, id like to give Rift a try but my favourite colour is blue and that game is specifically tailored for people who prefer mauve tones. GW2 is also out of the question, as im a manchester united fan and only glasgow rangers play gw2. Perhaps EVE? I like pepperoni on pizza, i ll have to ask wht are Eve policies on the subject.

I'm 45 too.  Best post ever.

Curse you AquaScum!

  Dkompoze

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9/26/12 10:08:19 PM#60
Originally posted by MeGaTronPower

I was talking to some of the older gamers who have played for 7 years in wow have not purchased mop on ventrilo. They told me its not the same, skill tree is not the same etc etc or its not vanilla wow. If your over 35 years old its time to move on from wow, blizzard made the changes especially skill tree so you can customize to deal with raid bosses or pvp on the fly. You customize the new skill tree on the fly on different encounters. Wow is changing to fit the needs of 20 year olds and college kids. In fact most of my friend who purchased are over 20 years old and are in college. Wow changed for the younger demographic market and no for old wow players, or old mmo players. You guys needs to accept this and move on.

 

Blizzard's goal is not here to retain old 2004 wow players, mop was designed to get those 20 year olds and college kids demographics with mop hence why the changes. They are sheding off old 2004 wow players and get those new generations of 20 year olds market, and it makes sence. Blizzard is smart.

so all 20 year old males like Panda's lmao?   Megatronpower HUH? i bet you have transformer under-roos and panda bed sheets lol

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