Before I begin this article, I would like to say that everything here is my personal opinion and I believe every single word I say. I will not sugarcoat anything. If someone feels that this offends him then I can’t do anything about that.
I can feel the rage from the WoW fans even before I begin writing this.
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The player base of WoW today is around 5 million. This means that 5 million people pay 15 dollars per month to play WoW.
The thing I don’t like about this is that the players feel like this is a fair price for what they get and this for me isn’t true at all.
They get a game that looks like it came out in 2010 and even though they pay 15 dollars a month they still have to pay every 2 years for the new expansion. The latest expansion called Battle for Azeroth costs 50 dollars which for me is laughable when they already have a monthly subscription of 15 dollars and 5 million, players paying. The expansions shouldn’t cost more than 35 dollars like Final Fantasy XIV does which has the same subscription system.
I really can’t understand how a logical person finds this fair.
They showed that they had no interest in what their fans wanted. I mean who could forget what happened with the announcement of Diablo Immortals.
“Don’t you guys have phones?!” This quote will never be forgotten by the gaming world.
They have so much revenue from their games and yet they don’t want to spend even a fraction of that for the games they make to make them good.
Take Warcraft 3
Refunded Reforged for example. They did the bare minimum to improve the graphics. It looks like a 2008 game and it is full of problems. Most people even accuse Blizzard of false advertisement.
I would expect that from a company that doesn’t have a lot of money and tries to get people to play the game but Blizzard has a net worth of billions of dollars and still, they can’t make a half-decent game because they aren’t willing to spend some of those precious dollars for their games.
A game that is considered to be the best MMORPG right now has no excuse having this kind of graphics. It’s 2020 and the game looks like it was made in 2010.
Blizzard makes around 75 million dollars every month only from monthly subscriptions and every 2 years they get even more money from the new expansions. They could easily afford to update the graphics but they won’t even bother. Why would they bother anyway? Their audience won’t mind since they are brainwashed at this point. They say things like “I love these graphics” and “I don’t want better graphics”.
Either they are blinded by nostalgia or they are so addicted to the game that it doesn’t matter to them anymore. Those of you that want to say graphics don’t matter, I will answer to you that is bs and graphics matter as much as the gameplay.
I wouldn’t compromise, a game should have good graphics and good gameplay. It’s not 2000 anymore. I would expect the best graphics possible if I was paying 15 dollars every month plus buying the expansions every 2 years.
The Payment System
I am not against the monthly subscription payment system when I feel that the game and the studio that made the game deserve this. World of Warcraft is a game that should not have a monthly subscription.
15 dollars a month plus buying new expansions isn’t worth it for this game. Gamers should punish the developers with actions when the developers are greedy as hell.
Unfortunately, the players of WoW don’t do this and as a result, we get games like Warcraft 3 Refunded.
That It Is Still Considered The Best MMORPG
If you search for the top 5 or top 10 MMORPG in most lists you will see World of Warcraft at the top. That for me is totally unfair, because there are games like Guild Wars 2 and Final Fantasy XIV that truly deserve this title.
I tried to start WoW 2 years ago and as soon as I made the character and started the game I was speechless with what I saw. I couldn’t believe that a game that looks so bad has 5 million people paying for it 15 dollars every month. It was unfathomable for me.
I will say it again. I never compromise in gaming. I want games to have both good graphics and good gameplay especially if I have to pay 15 dollars every month to play.
That’s it for my article guys, I hope you liked it. I said things that I thought about for a long time, but I never thought of making an article about them. I am the kind of person that gives credit when it’s due if you have read my past articles you will know this, and WoW doesn’t deserve credit.
I will never compromise my writing ethic to be more loved by the audience. I will always write the truth and my 100% honest opinion for the things I write about. See ya in the next article.
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