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World of Warcraft Forum » General Discussion » MoP is it bringing back lots of people ?

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  Alalala

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Joined: 8/03/06
Posts: 279

9/28/12 1:10:53 PM#61

Very few people in my gaming group are returning to WoW.  MoP reviews are positive on some elements, like the pet battle system, but also fairly point out it's the same old and tired mechanics underneath.  News is coming in today of disappointing MoP retail sales when compared to retail Cata sales.

 

I want the old Blizzard back.

 

 

  User Deleted
9/29/12 12:43:39 AM#62
According to my old raid guild (well whats left of them who are playing GW2, which damn them for not rolling on my DAoC's guild server) they dont anticipate them being able to do any raid content till 7 new recruits are brought in which is the worst they have ever seen it.
  User Deleted
9/29/12 1:45:19 AM#63


Originally posted by Amjoco
Wyrmrest Accord, a PvE server has a 13 minute queue to enter the server. That is a semi-good sign I guess. 

Stormwind was over-run by Pandarians! The Westfall beach near the northern end was filled with Panda's killing murlocs! 

Fun Stuff :)


WRA is the default server for eRP elitists that like to pretend they're just there for RP in Cathedral district.

It makes sense that the yiffers would be coming out of the wood work - sometimes literally, just to roll a panda there.

  Slampig

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Whatever you do, do NOT speak ill of Asheron's Call 2...

9/29/12 1:46:30 AM#64
My server has been pretty darn active since the patch before release. Some of that is due tot he cross realms of course but either way, the house is hopping.

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

  Axxar

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Joined: 12/09/08
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"See how I reward those who fail me!"

9/29/12 11:00:42 AM#65
Originally posted by Phry
Originally posted by Sukiyaki
2 weeks and everyone will be back to GW2.

so you are seeing people leaving GW2 to play WoW.. i guess that would explain the fall off on Xfire..  though some might say that whats really happened is that people who took a break from WoW to try out GW2 are now returning.. 

Check xfire again.

http://beta.xfire.com/games/gw2

GW2's been steadily dropping even before MoP launched and is simply continuing the pattern. So it doesn't look like MoP had much to do with it. I think people playing GW2 less has a lot more to do with it being a mediocre game. It's dropping at a similar rate to SWTOR despite not even having a sub fee.

Currently playing: Divinity: Original Sin, FTL, Hearthstone and Skyrim.
Eagerly anticipating: Camelot Unchained, Elite: Dangerous, Legend of Grimrock 2 and Star Citizen.

  Phry

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9/29/12 11:09:01 AM#66
Originally posted by Axxar
Originally posted by Phry
Originally posted by Sukiyaki
2 weeks and everyone will be back to GW2.

so you are seeing people leaving GW2 to play WoW.. i guess that would explain the fall off on Xfire..  though some might say that whats really happened is that people who took a break from WoW to try out GW2 are now returning.. 

Check xfire again.

http://beta.xfire.com/games/gw2

GW2's been steadily dropping even before MoP launched and is simply continuing the pattern. So it doesn't look like MoP had much to do with it. I think people playing GW2 less has a lot more to do with it being a mediocre game. It's dropping at a similar rate to SWTOR despite not even having a sub fee.

the interesting part will be in 2 weeks time, will WoW have its numbers slide back to pre MoP and will GW2's figures recover or keep on sliding.. at the moment i'd put money on them both sliding 

  User Deleted
9/29/12 11:17:43 AM#67
Originally posted by Zezda

Anecdotal evidence and all that.. 

 

I'm living with 3 other people who use to play WoW until Cataclysm, none of them will be returning this expansion. The 4th person who never played MMO's before and just at some deep level had no love or time for them is playing GW2. Not sure how much time he has spent on it but he is about level 55 and from what he's saying he is quite enjoying it so far. I think the reason he likes it is that he can wander around and do his thing and not need to worry about having a purpose. He's lived with people who played WoW since it launched and he says it just never appealed to him because of all the Guild Drama and raiding and stuff. He did quite enjoy being able to play with myself and the other guys here without there being any hassle and I think that sort of interaction is a pretty big deal for him.

There's a few guys in my work who use to play as well. Out of the 5 that I still speak with only one of them bought MoP. Having said that I'm pretty sure none of the others play MMO's at all now.

So personal anecdotal evidence aside.. I get the impression that on forums such as this the amount of interest/articles and such seems to be a lot lower than I seem to recall previous expansions. I don't doubt it's going to sell a lot but I don't think it's going to be close to Cataclysm or WotLK.

Same here, my entire house was full of people who played wow. Only one is returning but it's because he's bored with everything including borderlands and he'll be bored with wow soon it's just his nature.

Friends i've known for years who i met in wow out of twenty of them 2 are returning.

It's just a poorly made expansion imo. It has very little content compared to their older material and ever since they put Ghostcrawler in charge the game has been less and less appealing or innovative, it's just holding on and it shows in this expansion.

  Axxar

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"See how I reward those who fail me!"

9/29/12 11:42:59 AM#68
Originally posted by Phry
Originally posted by Axxar
Originally posted by Phry
Originally posted by Sukiyaki
2 weeks and everyone will be back to GW2.

so you are seeing people leaving GW2 to play WoW.. i guess that would explain the fall off on Xfire..  though some might say that whats really happened is that people who took a break from WoW to try out GW2 are now returning.. 

Check xfire again.

http://beta.xfire.com/games/gw2

GW2's been steadily dropping even before MoP launched and is simply continuing the pattern. So it doesn't look like MoP had much to do with it. I think people playing GW2 less has a lot more to do with it being a mediocre game. It's dropping at a similar rate to SWTOR despite not even having a sub fee.

the interesting part will be in 2 weeks time, will WoW have its numbers slide back to pre MoP and will GW2's figures recover or keep on sliding.. at the moment i'd put money on them both sliding 

You are probably correct!

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Eagerly anticipating: Camelot Unchained, Elite: Dangerous, Legend of Grimrock 2 and Star Citizen.

  Adoni

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Posts: 255

9/29/12 3:17:41 PM#69
I've really been enjoying this exp pack. There are a lot of people playing in the new areas, but not so much so where you can't get a quest done cause someone is killing the same mob as you. If I remember right UO got some grief when they added samurai empire, though no pandas. I really hope though that enjoy the game keep playing it, and those who do not like it find some thing they do like.

 

  umie214

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Joined: 4/10/12
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10/01/12 11:21:18 AM#70
i bet u guys wish you had overflow servers =P
  Daddydazzle

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10/01/12 11:25:55 AM#71

i play a lot of different games with a lot of different people, and none of the people i game with are touching WoW. not one of them.

i actually considered it due to all the memories, but when i checked the twitch streams, and actually saw the game again, i decided against it.

Experience is the best teacher.. if you can afford the tuition.

  JeroKane

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10/04/12 5:56:23 AM#72
Originally posted by umie214
i bet u guys wish you had overflow servers =P

Not needed!

I bit the bullet, bought MoP (as it's cheap) and rolled a Panda Monk ROFL! Monk is actually a fun class so far.

The Panda starter area is totally deserted already!  Last night I played through the zone and saw maybe 2-3 other players. That's it!

It shocked me really.  As about 6-7 months ago when I was playing for a month or so and rolled a Worgen druid, there were still lots if people in the Worgen starter area.

So it's not a good sign really.

  jdlamson75

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There's some lovely filth down here.

10/04/12 6:03:17 AM#73

I played through WotLK, came back for Cataclysm for a few months.  Not buying Pandaria.  I have nothing against WoW, but I've spent my time in game, and have played the game as much as I've wanted to.  Enjoy the expansion, WoWHeads; I'll be exploring other places.  Like under my computer desk.  Gettin' kinda dirty down there.  WTB microfiber mop...

  Himshim

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10/04/12 6:04:27 AM#74

- Was hyped for new xpac. Played to 90, lost server first by 8 minutes. Started questing to enjoy the lore. Couldn't do it. The scenery and art is amazing, models are great. But I just could not do it. I tried, but I just cannot get myself to log in. It's like i'm not even playing WoW anymore. 

 

You will always see after an XPac drops that population rises, this is only temporary. It always is. Give it a month, it will go back to normal, It always does. I for one will sadly not be returning. I just can't do it anymore. I love Pandas, my favorite animal hands down. But Pandarians and WoW, I just couldn't. 

  Nadia

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10/04/12 6:05:14 AM#75
Originally posted by JeroKane

I bit the bullet, bought MoP (as it's cheap) and rolled a Panda Monk ROFL! Monk is actually a fun class so far.

The Panda starter area is totally deserted already!  Last night I played through the zone and saw maybe 2-3 other players. That's it!

It shocked me really.  As about 6-7 months ago when I was playing for a month or so and rolled a Worgen druid, there were still lots if people in the Worgen starter area.

So it's not a good sign really.

i rolled a panda this week using the starter edition that any free trial player has access too

i saw only 2 other players (Nazgrel server) but I assume its because Pandas are not a popular race

 

for a new starting zone where anyone can play - including nonsubs - i was expecting to see more players

 

edit:

in fairness, Wandering Isle is the smallest starting zone; only good for levels 1-12

and the quests move you to new locations after only 2-3 quests

  JeroKane

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10/04/12 6:10:34 AM#76
Originally posted by Himshim

You will always see after an XPac drops that population rises, this is only temporary. It always is. Give it a month, it will go back to normal, It always does. I for one will sadly not be returning. I just can't do it anymore. I love Pandas, my favorite animal hands down. But Pandarians and WoW, I just couldn't. 

The thing is tho, that the population did not really rise on most of the servers, except the few realms that were already still high pop!

On my server the population hasn't changed at all with MoP release!  I see ZERO effect with the whole Cross Realm Zones tech thing.

The panda starter zone is totally deserted! Most of the other zones are still deserted too. Checked on all my chars of various level, to see this whole CRZ thing and if it improved the empty zones feeling.  Nope!

I think there is a very good reason why Blizzard has been suspiciously quiet!  No first day / first week release figure announcements! Nothing!  It's all silent.

I think WoW might finally be hit by the oversaturation of the MMO market and have it's first failure on their hands with bad sales!

This expansion did not sell well.

  Himshim

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"For I am a Blood Angel , yet I suffer from the Red Derp."

10/04/12 6:14:15 AM#77
CRZ really screwed up the game period. I saw most of outlands was full when I went to farm my Ashes of A'lar before MoP dropped on my rogue. But CRZ messed with World BGs, and any world capture events which I fairly enjoyed for Nostalgic reasons. 
  Betaguy

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10/04/12 6:19:54 AM#78
brought back my whole guild and myself....so that says something.  I really the battle pets and collecting them, so much fun.

  Xiaoki

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Posts: 2438

10/04/12 10:42:08 AM#79

MoP brought back 900,000 people as WoW is back up to 10 million.


So, yes, MoP is bringing back lots of people.

  Sukiyaki

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Joined: 8/14/09
Posts: 1296

10/04/12 12:36:19 PM#80
Originally posted by Xiaoki

MoP brought back 900,000 people as WoW is back up to 10 million.


So, yes, MoP is bringing back lots of people.

Too bat "lots" of them are obviously from China where MOPs aprroval and realese was rushed for a close date and OP will never be able to meet these player from a market that grows faster than WoW declines here.

PS: Blizzard did NOT say the subscribernumbers where meet in the first week before MOP released in China.

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