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Loxx

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I give them credit for trying
« on: Mar 04, 2014, 05:07 PM »
From the latest PTS patch notes.  at least they have come up with a novel way to try and reward people pushing new content while still allowing for future accessibility nerds.  Gives back some form of unique reward to the progression people.



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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #1 on: Mar 04, 2014, 07:55 PM »
I'd guess that, of the players they still have, there's not really any groups of 8/16 that have the capacity to do nightmares. So, they can no longer keep up the double-whammy of harder mechanics and also increased stats; they're dropping the increased stats after a short intro period that still looks/feels like they're not doing anything suspicious.

Whatever it takes to keep the money flowing.

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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #2 on: Mar 04, 2014, 08:53 PM »


Star Wars is still making plenty of money and this is just the microtransaction side of their business.. they must have at least 300k subs I would assume.

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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #3 on: Mar 04, 2014, 09:21 PM »
bottom of that screenshot - looks like smash is getting nerfed also...I'm so outraged I'm double cancelling my sub

Loxx

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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #4 on: Mar 04, 2014, 09:30 PM »
bottom of that screenshot - looks like smash is getting nerfed also...I'm so outraged I'm double cancelling my sub

yeah, smash has to have primary target, full damage to primary target, less damage to AOE.  TBH, , I patched up and have been playing for a few days and there have been some good fixes and additions... but I doubt end game has changed enough to really keep me entertained, but they are obviously putting work in.

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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #5 on: Mar 04, 2014, 09:50 PM »


Star Wars is still making plenty of money and this is just the microtransaction side of their business.. they must have at least 300k subs I would assume.

I am surprised SWTOR is as close as it is to WoW on ftp earning.


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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #6 on: Mar 05, 2014, 01:39 PM »

I am surprised SWTOR is as close as it is to WoW on ftp earning.

Well that money is only from Blizzards micro transactions so character transfers, renames, faction changes and the few mounts/pets they sell. Pretty soon that number will be much higher when they implement the pay $60 to get instant level 90..  :o

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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #7 on: Mar 05, 2014, 02:06 PM »
Is that "$60 for level 90" really a thing relent or are you pulling my chain?

Reminds me of Yahtzee's review of Ryse, where all the quick time events completed whether or not you did them correctly. He said in the future games are just going to have one button labeled "resolve".

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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #8 on: Mar 05, 2014, 09:41 PM »
Happiness is when you play a game so well that people call you a hacker.

There are two types of people in the world, those who can extrapolate from incomplete information.

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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #10 on: Mar 06, 2014, 04:35 AM »
Yep and reactions to it so far is that it's a good thing from the "majority" on that awful subreddit. There's a reason why an Elitist Jerks type website no longer exists for WoW.

UGH


Hardcore in WoW now consists of playing 4 different characters in the same raid for a week instead of one character multiple raids over the entire week. It's so awful.


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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #11 on: Mar 06, 2014, 11:11 AM »
So I could have never played wow, and completely skip the level grind?

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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #12 on: Mar 06, 2014, 01:25 PM »
uhhhh lol? Paying to get max level...really?


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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #13 on: Mar 06, 2014, 02:00 PM »
So I could have never played wow, and completely skip the level grind?

Yep, and as an added bonus you get to know absolutely nothing about your class or spec and be a general hinderance to every single person you play with!
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A most confused death, dead before he even knew where I struck from.
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Re: I give them credit for trying
« Reply #14 on: Mar 06, 2014, 02:19 PM »
Yep, and as an added bonus you get to know absolutely nothing about your class or spec and be a general hinderance to every single person you play with!

How is that an added bonus? Isn't that the standard for WoW players?
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