I don’t know what word to use, I’m so disheartened, so distraught, by the current situation of wow.
How could you let the new people making the decisions destroy this beautiful game that was wow ?
I love wow, and I don’t want to see it disappear.
But right now I’m fighting with all my strength to find a good reason to stay in the game. And despite all, the urge to quit is getting too strong, I don’t know how much longer I can keep going.
But in Legion, it was the exact opposite. The urge to play was irresistible, I was having so much fun.
In Cataclysm, your team had a good lesson in seeing that deleting the old content didn’t please the community at all. That’s the whole point of a game that lasts forever. It’s this nostalgic side, to be able to relive our past memories. Otherwise why stay on the same game? We would take as much pleasure to be on any other game.
So Cata taught you that you shouldn’t delete the content. And here you are making the EXACT same mistakes here with Shadowland !
The reason is that the people who decide the future of the game have been replaced. That these new people chose to ignore the experience of the past. And they thought it was smart to change all of them again in their own way. To prove what? That they are smarter than their elder? Well it’s won, the servers are empty, BRAVO. As empty as their head, because yes when you start the management of a game as old as this one, necessarily you don’t know anything about it and you need a certain experience to be able to say that you know.
And I’m sorry, but there is really no excuse !
Legion showed us that the game still had a great potential, the population was huge. All the raids in the expansion were running full blast until the end, because everyone wanted to get all their legendarys. That was a successful expansion ! Currently in the covid period, people are cooped up at home, so it’s a good time for you. And yet, the servers are empty …
What you did with 9.0 is a massacre.
The basic idea was good. But why did you think it was smart to change absolutely all the ilvl and power levels of the items?
It was very easy to do, just reduce all items by x%. The system that allowed it already existed for a long time and worked very well. Like when you enter a raid, and the difficulty is adapted to the number of players.
So again, you have no excuse for the mess you made there.
It’s time to reconsider your decisions, dear Blizzard. As they say, a fault confessed, is half forgiven. And even if you rarely recognize your mistakes, you also make them (and too often now).
To begin with, it is really urgent to replace the people who decide the future of wow (and Diablo too for that matter) by competent people.
Then, restore everything you have removed, and fast !
Like forbidding the people who leveling to do MoP scenarios. Go look at the comments on Wowhead, people are mad that they can’t do it.
Reactivate the legendary powers of legion. It’s unbearable to farm items for months or years and then have them taken away.
Reactivate the set bonuses.
Reactivate the titanforged. Because you listened to the people who came crying on the forums because they were jealous of not having what others had. But I was one of the people who loved this system. The difference is that I didn’t keep coming on the forums to say it.
Put the right ilvl back to items as they should be, like the legendary of Antorus which should be maximum compared to the Legion content (currently 60).
Ask the community what they want! There are lots of other ideas.
Removing old content in an Mmo is the worst decision you can make. It’s just the result of a little office boy’s attitude to show he’s smarter than everyone before him. It’s not rational at all.
I’ll tell you again, go back to those decisions, bring back what you deleted, and I’m sure a lot of players will come back and finish what they were doing.
You could also allow all the legends and artifacts to progress to the maximum level of the current expansion. Because again, you’ve done away with that by listening to people complain about it on the forums all the time. While there are people (like me), who never said anything but loved this system.
In the future, and given that your new team is unable to make good decisions. I suggest you, to send questionnaires by email to your players. So that the decisions are also taken by the community.
It is time to reconsider your decisions. Otherwise we are going straight to freetoplay here. And you will be the only ones responsible.