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World of Warcraft Forum » General Discussion » Why do we all keep coming back?

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  UngoHumungo

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I'm here......wheres the fish?

5/04/12 9:37:37 AM#21

cause you don't know any better :P

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  Dragonantis

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5/04/12 9:40:28 AM#22

WoW is one of those games you can go back to and pick it up within minutes, thats one of the main appeals for returning players.

 

  Caldrin

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5/04/12 9:42:16 AM#23
Originally posted by Monorosso

I mean really, why? There are so many options out there, a lot that are free to play or cost the same sub.What is it about WoW that just keeps dragging myself and million sof others back to it? Is it the digital form of crack or something?

Well when wow was released i played for a month.. and have never gone back..

Had a few mates who really got into it.. but it was never for me..

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  Zhauric

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5/04/12 9:42:36 AM#24
Originally posted by Monorosso

I mean really, why? There are so many options out there, a lot that are free to play or cost the same sub.What is it about WoW that just keeps dragging myself and million sof others back to it? Is it the digital form of crack or something?

I have cancelled for the first time. Usually even if I go play something else I would still leave my WoW account open. I can say the reason I kept coming back because while there were options out there none really had enough when in comparison. If they did their population was so low or out of balance that you felt you were alone in the world which made it pointless with it being a mmo and all.

Course this time I am actually gone since I haven't touched it in six months but I don't sit around with the silly hate folks seem to have for WoW. It's a game and it kept me longer than anything else. Can the expansion bring me back? Highly doubtful. The whole panda thing throws me completely off and the only thing appealing for me would be the monk class which isn't enough to yank me back over. Plus games that play similar to WoW now lose my interest fast like SWTOR so I think I am just needing something new.

Every time I played something similar I would say 'Why am I doing this? I have a ton of level capped characters in WoW and this game is just like it so what is the point?'

  elocke

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5/04/12 9:45:39 AM#25

Who say's some of us ever left?  Not that I play it 24/7 but I do hop in every now and then to get a level or 2 on an alt and to chat with some friends.  It's one of THOSE games that I keep on my PC and happily sub on and off too depending on my gaming mood.  It is one of my top 10 MMORPGs.  It shares space with Lotro, Vanguard, EQ2, Rift, AoC and now Tera, GW2 and TSW.

I could claim that I "go back" to those games as well.  I wanted to add SWTOR to the list...but, while it is still on my PC, they have yet to truly make a fantastic content update that blows me away and reels me back in. Hopefully, they will do so sometime this year.  

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  Kyleran

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5/04/12 9:48:15 AM#26

Great question, darned if I can see the appeal. 

I left long ago shortly before BC left because I could see the direction WOW was heading and nothing they've done has changed my reasons for leaving and not looking back.

OK, I did look back, the promise of reworked old worlds was interesting so I did return, only to find the leveling had been accelerated so much I basically shot past many of the new areas without getting a chance to do the content. (at least while they were still worth something)

So I found myself quickly (1.5 months) where I loath to be in WOW, at the raiding endgame.... so I promptly quit never to return.

Sure, I could have rerolled an alt and followed a different progression path, but that just isn't what I wanted to do.

So I guess there's something that draws folks back, but I don't hear the siren's call.

 

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  slickbizzle

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5/04/12 10:14:30 AM#27

Warcraft is for people like me.  I have very slow reaction times in most games. Any other game where it takes me being aware of my surroundings, I suck. My most standards, I am the person that you wouldn't want in your raid.

 

In Warcraft, I am a stud player.  I literally rock.  I don't need to be fast, aware, or particularly good, to be top dps or heals in Warcraft.  There are tons upon TONS of players in Warcraft that are even worse than I am at gaming! 

 

That makes me feel good, and keeps me coming back for more.

 

 

  Nyghtfal

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5/05/12 12:24:34 PM#28

A lot of the changes Blizzard has made with the core gameplay over the years is what's made me cancel time and time again.

 

The art style and the size of the game world is what's kept me coming back time and time again.  I've yet to see its equal in terms of size and visual appeal.  Simply put, Azeroth is massive, and beautiful.

 

The last time I canceled was nearly a year ago.  Then I learned about MOP, and thought, "I will never play an MMO in which Pandas are a playable race.  Pandas = cheesy Disney movies and viral YouTube videos."  Then I tried the GW2 beta, during which I learned about the disgustingly cute Asura, and thought, "Ok, maybe Pandas aren't so bad."

 

I re-installed WoW an hour ago.  I'm still debating whether to renew my membership.  My only character is an 85 Human Frost Mage.  I'd like to roll a Warrior just to know what it's like not to wait up to an hour for the Dungeon Finder to match me with a group.

  AryanRo

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5/05/12 12:27:31 PM#29

Agreed if was not for player base WoW would have better standings overrall..I watch the Panda trailer I wanna play a monk panda lol... I like cute things yet I have my reservations on the player base.. so kinda of debating

  Lawlmonster

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5/05/12 12:32:38 PM#30

Just for the record, we don't all keep coming back. I finished this game somewhere in the middle of Wrath, and I'll never return, epecially with MoP on the horizon. I don't understand why this would be so difficult for some people. Maybe you have friends or a guild that play together regularly? That's the kind of activity that kept me around for almost five years, but ultimately wasn't worth it. The game's too shallow to justify playing for another prolonged period, just to exchange gear and play the same tired BG's I've played for years? No thanks.

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  DrunkWolf

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5/05/12 12:33:30 PM#31
Originally posted by Monorosso

I mean really, why? There are so many options out there, a lot that are free to play or cost the same sub.What is it about WoW that just keeps dragging myself and million sof others back to it? Is it the digital form of crack or something?

 I know this isnt the case for everybody, but i think the reason why alot of people go back to wow is because it was their first mmo. and your first experience in a MMO is allways the most fun you will probably ever have in a mmo, and the hardest to let go. plus almost every new game is trying so hard to copy wow that i think alot of players feel like why play this game when i can just play wow? its damn near the same game anyways.

personally i played wow for a few months when it first came out and hated it, my first MMO was Asherons Call and I have gone back to that game many times, that style of MMO is what i love so its even harder for sombody like me to find a good MMO to play when they all seem to try and copy wow, when that style of game i cant stand.

  Derpybird

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5/05/12 12:34:13 PM#32

We don't all keep coming back?

Dragon Soul was the end for me and there's nothing they can do to get me back after the false promises of Cataclysm.

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  User Deleted
5/05/12 12:37:27 PM#33

They don't realize how good is WoW until they don't try other games... that's why they come back.

  Konfess

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5/05/12 12:38:35 PM#34

A Far Superior gaming experience.  I left and came back 3 times.  I expect to leave and come back again.  Maybe until Titan.

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  Classicstar

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5/05/12 12:41:39 PM#35

Why do you WoW fans always think we comeback?

I bought WoW in 2005 when in feb 2005 game was launched i played it only becouse of other gaming friends but after almost 4 months i barely could play it anymore i thought it was a bad game. I quit and never have played it again and never will. So not all come back OP :P

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  Eir_S

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5/05/12 12:42:56 PM#36

I learned from a friend recently that WoW was the first game she ever really played.  Not the first MMO, the first game.  In cases like that, where the popularity of WoW is what draws in new players, obviously their nostalgia combined with the fear of going to other games (she is nervous about GW2 because all she knows is WoW healing) factors into coming back.  I'm just seriously amazed that people are excited about the next expansion.  Blizz knew they had to dangle D3 in players' faces to get them to stay through that awful looking cartoon show.

  Saxx0n

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5/05/12 12:48:08 PM#37

I tried it twice. Level 17 the first time and level 25 the second. Just couldn't get into it. Cartoony and I never liked the quest hub thing and meaningless open world pvp.

  User Deleted
5/05/12 12:48:09 PM#38


Originally posted by Eir_S
I learned from a friend recently that WoW was the first game she ever really played.  Not the first MMO, the first game.  In cases like that, where the popularity of WoW is what draws in new players, obviously their nostalgia combined with the fear of going to other games (she is nervous about GW2 because all she knows is WoW healing) factors into coming back.  I'm just seriously amazed that people are excited about the next expansion.  Blizz knew they had to dangle D3 in players' faces to get them to stay through that awful looking cartoon show.

I disagree.. they keep going back because WoW is good. Any other reason is minimal. When you go and try a game and you dont like it, you stop playing and you go to play the game you like more, aka WoW. Is not nostalgia. You are free to chose, nobody keeps you to dont play x game.. you play what YOU like.

  simmihi

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5/05/12 12:49:54 PM#39

Well for me the reasons are the following:

I am in a big guild, people i've became friends with. We still raid 25man, but it's not the raiding, is playing together. We also do lots of old content. There's something happening almost every evening.

Like many other people here, i am always searching for something else. What i've found were unfortunately only copies on a smaller scale, all of them ending in "endgame rading", only with far fewer raids, dungeons, and a far worse community. Don't get me wrong, i'm not praising the WoW community, only my guild, i'm happy there.

 

I've been in many many other games also in the last few years. Let's take Rift, everything started awesome, got in a big serious mature guild, the world felt small but it was new and i was happy. In one month, the "new" wore off and people started to leave. There were only 5-6 people left from the original 50+ people playing in the guild. I've jumped from guild to guild, i've found either dieing guilds as mine was or elitist guilds focusing on progression raiding or pvp, 80% full of nasty, bitter people. Jumped to Aion, AoC etc, didn't feel like "home". Tried lots of games until i've decided on an anual pass, as i'm a Big Diablo fan. Didn't touch TOR, beta'ed it and it bored me in the first 2 days. Waiting for more GW2 beta weekends to pass, to see people sharing their feelings towards the game, i'm not too excited about it yet. Counting T-10 till Diablo 3 releases. That's my story.

 

Why WoW, besides the guild fact? I feel that Blizzard brings innovation which works. The LFR for instance, i love the idea. Yea i know people argue and fight over loot but they are fixing that soon, and that's just other people, they don't end up ruining my day. Sure, i get burnt out from time to time, i take short or long breaks between content updates as many people but to be honest, i always find something to do in game. I love gathering, i have all proffesions maxed on my alts, one of my aims now is to hit 1mil gold... dunno, i'm creating tasks for myself, like collecting pets or dressing an orc warrior into full pink gear... i'm making the game i want with the tools WoW gives me and i'm overall satisfied. If there's a game where i know i can't go wrong going back to, that's WoW. Yea i know, liking this game is so "uncool" now but that's my honest oppinion.

 

LE. Just to clarify this aspect, WoW was not my first MMO. My first MMO was Anarchy Online, i still miss the feeling it gave me for 4 years, i miss a lot of its aspects (especially the twinking, the competitive dungeons, the pvp field control battles, the politics etc) but WoW was definitely a better game.

  Derpybird

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5/05/12 12:53:41 PM#40
Originally posted by catplay

 


Originally posted by Eir_S
I learned from a friend recently that WoW was the first game she ever really played.  Not the first MMO, the first game.  In cases like that, where the popularity of WoW is what draws in new players, obviously their nostalgia combined with the fear of going to other games (she is nervous about GW2 because all she knows is WoW healing) factors into coming back.  I'm just seriously amazed that people are excited about the next expansion.  Blizz knew they had to dangle D3 in players' faces to get them to stay through that awful looking cartoon show.


 

I disagree.. they keep going back because WoW is good. Any other reason is minimal. When you go and try a game and you dont like it, you stop playing and you go to play the game you like more, aka WoW. Is not nostalgia. You are free to chose, nobody keeps you to dont play x game.. you play what YOU like.

I find it hard to argue that "WoW is good" after a year and a half of Cataclysm.

"Loading screens" are not "instances".
Your personal efforts to troll any game will not, in fact, impact the success or failure of said game.

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