This picture has been posted several times now (or I've seen it elsewhere). In fact was posted earlier today.
What makes people think it has to do with changes to the game? Many people I used to raid with in BC and WotLK have quit since and not because of the game but because of their lives.
People quitting because of irl changes can't be ruled out. (Not that it has anything to do with the OP post)What makes people think it has anything to do with changes to the game?
Personally, I find it rather simple to see that the automation implemented to cater to god knows what, is the sole responsibility for the changes that happened within realm communities!
With the anonymity and no accountability change, people no longer needed to behave or opt for team effort to achieve anything
, which was the only thing that keep't players in check.
Trying to throw that back onto the community, is like saying it would be people's own fault if society broke down if laws was removed.
It's stupid and ignorant at best.
Yes, the community carry part of the blame, but when you effectively removed what keep players in check, the result is what you have today.
There's no mystery or magic behind, the same result would happen if blizzard publicly announced, that they would no longer do anything about people using exploits in all game aspects, because it would limit creative thinking.., do you think that would cause less or more exploiting?
Trade chat, random dungens, lfr groups is full of demented inbreed morons (Putting it bluntly), because they know it's perfectly accepted to behave as they want, with no consequences.., I know, you know, and blizzard knows it.
I'm not at all surprised that the choice is being defended, despite the fact that it literally broke so many aspects of the game, that by default, a reasonable person in charge that truly cares about their own product, would instantly have taken it off the board again, or at least raised the question before implementation, wether it would have more pro's then con's!Why not defend something their unlikely to change is the mantra, regardless of how poor a choice it is, same was true for 25man raiding when changes were made, only now years later have they realised that they should have listened to what people were saying!
The same can be applied to flying mounts, which even blizzard would want to remove given the chance, yet flying mounts are older then these stupid features!
There is quality of life, and there's automated process.
Quality if life would be implementing bags, to avoid players needing to run back n' forth from their banks 24/7. Something that isn't breaking part of the game!What makes me different?Nothing
, I've reached a point where I really don't give a damn about anything, or anyone outside my own guild, and why should I considering the game is now tailor made not to impact anyone regardless of my actions.
It's also entirely possible that I've played to long at this point, and can't break emotional attachment to what I see as better periods of the game.
It could also be, that I'm not naive enough to jump the bandwagon and honestly think that everything is optional when it comes to this game, I mean;
Is it optional to get out of bed in the morning?:-)