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World of Warcraft Forum » General Discussion » World of Warcraft, when is a good time to come back?

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  Charlie12202

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OP  2/09/14 8:22:27 PM#1

I quit playing about 3-4 months ago and am not wanting to return. Should I wait till the expansion Warlords of Draenor comes out? 

 

  kabitoshin

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2/09/14 8:29:28 PM#2
I would wait till WoD, unless you just want to level up a new toon or do take down Garrosh.
  Charlie12202

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OP  2/09/14 8:30:37 PM#3

Okay, cool! Is there any more news on when pre orders will be available or a release date? I heard sometime in May but I'm not sure.

 

  sportsfan

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2/10/14 5:55:28 AM#4
Originally posted by Charlie12202

Okay, cool! Is there any more news on when pre orders will be available or a release date? I heard sometime in May but I'm not sure.

 

The pre orders will most likely be taken in March with the promised free lvl 90 to follow shortly thereafter.

They need it to keep players in and so it will be done.

Most expect a beta of WoD by the end of March and a launch around the end of June.

So most will restart between April and June. Those starting with the free lvl 90 will have almost 3 months to beat Garrosh.

I would not wait till the last week because you would miss the end game of MoP and get used to the game again.

 

  Shadoed

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2/10/14 8:52:22 AM#5
Originally posted by Charlie12202

I quit playing about 3-4 months ago and am not wanting to return. Should I wait till the expansion Warlords of Draenor comes out? 

 

Firstly, it really depends on you and how you feel about the game. You probably want to start by asking yourself why you left the game in the first place and what will have changed to make me want to come back?

If you left just because you ran out of content to play then you are probably safe coming back at pre-launch or just after launch but if you left because of the game mechanics, then that really comes down to how much you want to play the new content vs what you didn't like about the game mechanics as not a huge amount will change there.

It must be Thursday, i never could get the hang of Thursdays.

  Doogiehowser

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2/10/14 8:56:15 AM#6
Originally posted by Charlie12202

I quit playing about 3-4 months ago and am not wanting to return. Should I wait till the expansion Warlords of Draenor comes out? 

 

I would say now. I recently went back to the game and leveling a paladin to get feel of the game again. My server is jam packed, i guess everyone is excited about new models and the expac.

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  Deathspank

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2/10/14 9:00:54 AM#7

Depends on how long you plan on staying really. Personally, i think the end on an expansion is the best time to re-sub. As you can pretty much see everything in 3-4 months time and quit instead of being subbed and waiting around months for new content.

 

But that also depends on the type of player that your are. My job makes it so i can't really raid according to a fixed schedule so it's LFR and Flex raiding for me. And so the model above suits me perfectly.

 

But if you're looking for progression raiding with a guild then joining at the start of an expansion or a few weeks before a new content patch is released is the way to go. 

  lizardbones

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2/10/14 9:06:56 AM#8

The right time to go back is when the latest expansion costs $10, or when you have nothing better to do.  I've found that WoW works well in one to two month chunks.  Though, this is after playing for three and  a half years, so I've pretty much had my fill of the game.

 

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  TalRasha

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2/12/14 9:42:40 AM#9
Originally posted by Charlie12202

Okay, cool! Is there any more news on when pre orders will be available or a release date? I heard sometime in May but I'm not sure.

 

You can not trust any dates you hear now. I have also heard september. So there! :p

 

A good time to come back would be a week or two before the next expansion hits, so you can enjoy any MoP end event they might be doing.

I think I will do this myself. I have been away for nearly a year now.

  Kevyne-Shandris

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2/16/14 10:47:15 AM#10
Originally posted by Charlie12202

Okay, cool! Is there any more news on when pre orders will be available or a release date? I heard sometime in May but I'm not sure.

 

Release dates before fall will be more imagination than reality, as the summer months are when most people will be away from home...vacation time. Fall/winter is the ideal time as people are in school and weather makes games more attractive to play.

 

Plus, there's little point of having the pre-sale bonuses if released early, too.

 

Can see pre-sales going on during summer, and Sept/October expansion release.

  Lydon

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2/18/14 7:34:50 AM#11

I don't want to open a whole new thread, so I may as well as this year, considering it's related to my own return to the game.

 

Where does everyone hang out since the release of MoP? I haven't actively played since before MoP was released and activated a scroll of resurrection around a month ago. I was logged into an empty Orgrimmar. So, assuming that my server isn't completely deserted, has the population merely shifted elsewhere?

  Raunu

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2/18/14 7:41:11 AM#12
Originally posted by Lydon

I don't want to open a whole new thread, so I may as well as this year, considering it's related to my own return to the game.

 

Where does everyone hang out since the release of MoP? I haven't actively played since before MoP was released and activated a scroll of resurrection around a month ago. I was logged into an empty Orgrimmar. So, assuming that my server isn't completely deserted, has the population merely shifted elsewhere?

Since you're a horde player, check out Shrine of Two Moons in Kun-Lai Summit. That's where you'll find your horde hub now.

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  Phry

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2/18/14 7:41:27 AM#13
Originally posted by Lydon

I don't want to open a whole new thread, so I may as well as this year, considering it's related to my own return to the game.

 

Where does everyone hang out since the release of MoP? I haven't actively played since before MoP was released and activated a scroll of resurrection around a month ago. I was logged into an empty Orgrimmar. So, assuming that my server isn't completely deserted, has the population merely shifted elsewhere?

Be handy to know what server you are on, for me, i had to move from silvermoon because it was frequently pop locked with a queue, so i moved to chamber of aspects, which while heavily populated it doesn't have a login queue..

  Lydon

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2/18/14 8:27:39 AM#14

Originally posted by Raunu

Since you're a horde player, check out Shrine of Two Moons in Kun-Lai Summit. That's where you'll find your horde hub now.

Perfect, thanks!

 

Originally posted by Phry

Be handy to know what server you are on, for me, i had to move from silvermoon because it was frequently pop locked with a queue, so i moved to chamber of aspects, which while heavily populated it doesn't have a login queue..

Haha, silly me. I'm on Lightbringer EU.

  Jean-Luc_Picard

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2/18/14 11:29:49 AM#15

After 10+ years of non-stop WoW subscription (mostly with two accounts), I still find fun things to do in the game. So I would answer your question with "anytime!".

WoW remains one of the best MMOs out there, and definitely still the best Theme Park MMORPG.

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  GrayImpact

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2/18/14 11:32:28 AM#16

I played WoW for 6 years before quitting, and have decided not to go back until they come out with a "final expansion"

I'd love to see WoW in the end of It's development / life span, hopefully seeing all content adapted for a final level cap.

 

Enjoying everything once more in one giant progression tier before thanking blizzard for the good times and moving on :p

  Grummus

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2/27/14 4:43:56 AM#17
Anytime between 2004 and 2009.
  SonofSeth

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3/02/14 3:46:26 PM#18
For me, it appears the time is now. I quit over a year ago and now I got this itch, so I decide to do what I always do when I get that itch. I made a free toon, started playing, got to lvl 16 and realised I'm nowhere near finished. I subbed the next day and now I'm back in, enjoying my new Shaman, a class I managed not to play in all the time I was subbed from 2005 onward.

  Dinasty

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3/02/14 3:56:08 PM#19

Driving old cars is fun but I don't see any reason at all to play an antiquated game like WoW anymore.

Someone mentioned the new models. Sadly those are a joke, they look terrible.

The whole game needs redone. Or just play something that's not 10 years old with horrible graphics to match it's age.

I was addicted for many years back in the day before better things came along.

  Jeleena

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3/02/14 3:59:04 PM#20
Originally posted by Dinasty

Driving old cars is fun but I don't see any reason at all to play an antiquated game like WoW anymore.

Someone mentioned the new models. Sadly those are a joke, they look terrible.

The whole game needs redone. Or just play something that's not 10 years old with horrible graphics to match it's age.

I was addicted for many years back in the day before better things came along.

You cannot be serious......new models look very very nice.....

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