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MooKids
Caldari
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2005.08.01 15:02:00 - [1]
 

I just got from the store the latest copy of PC Gamer in the US, included was a "free" 14 day trial for the game. I say "free" cause I had to buy the magazine. Still, worth checking out as there are other things on the DVD and I just like PC Gamer. I'll probably try it out as I like to play WoW and not pay for it, can't justify the cost atm though.

Sentani
Posted - 2005.08.01 15:19:00 - [2]
 

its "FREE" but you still have to give them your creditcard number...

in eve its MUCH more simple...

Jenny Spitfire
Caldari
Posted - 2005.08.01 15:45:00 - [3]
 

Free 14-days now? Hmmmm... mass exodus of WoW players? ;O

Epoch
Earth A.D.
Posted - 2005.08.01 16:17:00 - [4]
 

WoW broke the million subscriber mark about 6 months ago. i doubt they're concerned about *lack* of players or ppl leaving.

WoW endgame sucks. I have a 60 rogue, nice gear, boring as hell.

RedClaws
Amarr
Macabre Votum
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2005.08.01 16:37:00 - [5]
 

i got bored at lvl 43

Jenny Spitfire
Caldari
Posted - 2005.08.01 17:18:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Epoch
WoW broke the million subscriber mark about 6 months ago. i doubt they're concerned about *lack* of players or ppl leaving.

WoW endgame sucks. I have a 60 rogue, nice gear, boring as hell.


It is like seeing a tsunami along the coast though, what goes up fast will come down fast. ;]

Dred 'Morte
New European Regiment
Blade.
Posted - 2005.08.01 18:19:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Jenny Spitfire
Originally by: Epoch
WoW broke the million subscriber mark about 6 months ago. i doubt they're concerned about *lack* of players or ppl leaving.

WoW endgame sucks. I have a 60 rogue, nice gear, boring as hell.


It is like seeing a tsunami along the coast though, what goes up fast will come down fast. ;]


So true.

Epoch
Earth A.D.
Posted - 2005.08.01 19:19:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Epoch on 01/08/2005 19:22:40
Edited by: Epoch on 01/08/2005 19:22:06
Originally by: Dred 'Morte
Originally by: Jenny Spitfire
Originally by: Epoch
WoW broke the million subscriber mark about 6 months ago. i doubt they're concerned about *lack* of players or ppl leaving.

WoW endgame sucks. I have a 60 rogue, nice gear, boring as hell.


It is like seeing a tsunami along the coast though, what goes up fast will come down fast. ;]


So true.


Tsunami? ****, more like a hurricane. WoW players arent leaving anytime soon. Blizzard just created 3 more servers. Besides, the 1 million subscriber mark i mentioned earlier was reached prior to the game being released in korea, china and taiwan. they're pushing 3 1/2 mil now. They game has been out almost 1 year.. WoW isnt going anywhere.

Liu Kaskakka
PAK
Posted - 2005.08.01 20:38:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Epoch
Tsunami? ****, more like a hurricane. WoW players arent leaving anytime soon. Blizzard just created 3 more servers. Besides, the 1 million subscriber mark i mentioned earlier was reached prior to the game being released in korea, china and taiwan. they're pushing 3 1/2 mil now. They game has been out almost 1 year.. WoW isnt going anywhere.


Hahaha, you work for Blizzard? WoW PvP sucks giraffe bollox - where's the fun if you can't even lewt your kills or lose anything yourself?

Jenny Spitfire
Caldari
Posted - 2005.08.01 20:57:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Jenny Spitfire on 01/08/2005 21:25:03
Originally by: Epoch

Tsunami? ****, more like a hurricane. WoW players arent leaving anytime soon. Blizzard just created 3 more servers. Besides, the 1 million subscriber mark i mentioned earlier was reached prior to the game being released in korea, china and taiwan. they're pushing 3 1/2 mil now. They game has been out almost 1 year.. WoW isnt going anywhere.


Errr... 2M customers, 100s GMs and 100s of customer care personnels, that ratio doesnt look correct ;O

Besides, with that kind of player base, it is hard to sustain it. Nothing in this world can keep shooting uphill like a rocket, not even the economy can grow like this ;/ Just my personal opinion.

Dirtball
PinK Tac0 ReasearcH
Posted - 2005.08.01 21:07:00 - [11]
 

programming macros is really fun

jbob2000
Gallente
Degenerate...
Posted - 2005.08.01 21:23:00 - [12]
 

My brother plays this, and it seems that every time he gets a character around level 25ish he starts a new one. Out of bordom from grinding, I assume. He'll probably stop playing in about 2 months because he'll have made a character of every race and class and will have nothing left to do.

Epoch
Earth A.D.
Posted - 2005.08.01 21:55:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Epoch on 01/08/2005 21:56:10
Originally by: Jenny Spitfire
Edited by: Jenny Spitfire on 01/08/2005 21:25:03
Originally by: Epoch

Tsunami? ****, more like a hurricane. WoW players arent leaving anytime soon. Blizzard just created 3 more servers. Besides, the 1 million subscriber mark i mentioned earlier was reached prior to the game being released in korea, china and taiwan. they're pushing 3 1/2 mil now. They game has been out almost 1 year.. WoW isnt going anywhere.


Errr... 2M customers, 100s GMs and 100s of customer care personnels, that ratio doesnt look correct ;O

Besides, with that kind of player base, it is hard to sustain it. Nothing in this world can keep shooting uphill like a rocket, not even the economy can grow like this ;/ Just my personal opinion.


the player base is 3.5 mil strong. compare quarterly earnings before and after the release of the game and before and after the release of the game in specific asian markets. no, blizzard doesnt have nearly enough CS agents to cover their problems. I called once prior to the game being released in asia and was on hold for 3 1/2 hours. ppl (including myself) quit daily. blizzard could care less as long as the number of new players > players who quit. a 14-day trial posted in a magazine is NOT indicative of a shrinking customer base. its nothing more than a scheme to subdue more ppl. initial/retail sales are <1% of their gross monthly income.

Jenny Spitfire
Caldari
Posted - 2005.08.01 22:06:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Jenny Spitfire on 01/08/2005 22:08:17
Originally by: Epoch
no, blizzard doesnt have nearly enough CS agents to cover their problems. I called once prior to the game being released in asia and was on hold for 3 1/2 hours. ppl (including myself) quit daily. blizzard could care less as long as the number of new players > players who quit. a 14-day trial posted in a magazine is NOT indicative of a shrinking customer base. its nothing more than a scheme to subdue more ppl. initial/retail sales are <1% of their gross monthly income.


Hmmm... if their customer base is so strong and couldnt care less, and if I am Blizzard, I wouldnt even bother to offer 14-day trials because they only add to my servers' load. Anyway, the point is, their growth is way too fast and also you and some and maybe many more have and will be quitting WoW, therefore, what goes up fast, must come down pretty fast...

It is just that I see their business model isnt working right, at least in my own personal opinion. Probably, Blizzard would be a nice case study in the future of the term "overnight boom/success" ;p

Tsavong Lah
Caldari
The Littlest Hobos
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2005.08.01 22:45:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: RedClaws
i got bored at lvl 43


Me too, also at 43. Had a warrior, was just boring. Very linear gameplay and all the good quests either took ages or needed groups.
Also i thought BoE equipment was a daft idea, there have been lots of fights about rare drops... Rolling Eyes

Tsavong Lah
Caldari
The Littlest Hobos
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2005.08.01 22:46:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: jbob2000
My brother plays this, and it seems that every time he gets a character around level 25ish he starts a new one. Out of bordom from grinding, I assume. He'll probably stop playing in about 2 months because he'll have made a character of every race and class and will have nothing left to do.


My housemate does this, was one of the reasons I stopped playing. Still, nice to know he isn't the only one lol.

Nervar
Priory Of The Lemon
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2005.08.01 22:52:00 - [17]
 

Endgame pvp inn wow wasnt all that bad really, was somewhat entertaining.

BUT WoW endgame content is: Grind instances over and over again for the lootz you need to complete your set.

lvl 60 shammy bored as hell=quit

Jenny Spitfire
Caldari
Posted - 2005.08.01 23:01:00 - [18]
 

I think...

WoW is a nice game but the element of WoW is to reach level 60 and once you are there, it is basically Diablo 2, Warcraft 3 Edition. If you do not like Diablo 2, you will not like this game.

Brisi
Caldari
Posted - 2005.08.01 23:43:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Jenny Spitfire
I think...

WoW is a nice game but the element of WoW is to reach level 60 and once you are there, it is basically Diablo 2, Warcraft 3 Edition. If you do not like Diablo 2, you will not like this game.


Funny how I loved D2, but hated WoW. Of course EVE came in between the two, might have had something to do with it.

Alter Mann
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2005.08.02 13:55:00 - [20]
 

I leveled two chars to 60, did some endgame instances MC/Onyxia, got two pieces of epic loot, was in top 10 standings after honor patch came out, and got bored out of my skull and cancelled my subscribtion.

People used to tell me that WoW sucks after a while, I didn't believe them until it hit me Laughing

Velsharoon
Gallente
Arcane Velshologies
Posted - 2005.08.03 11:34:00 - [21]
 

I played till level 11 and got bored and cancelled. Lame game but i never liked any rpg online so what did i expect. Its just so boring, im in eve for the long haul apparently, no game like it.

Boonaki
Caldari
Focused Annihilation
Detrimental Imperative
Posted - 2005.08.03 11:40:00 - [22]
 

I'd say they need to start spitting out expansions to keep people interested, seemed to work for Sony and EQ.

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2005.08.03 12:11:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: RedClaws
i got bored at lvl 43


I got bored looking at the Box in Electronics Boutique Confused


Jenny Spitfire
Caldari
Posted - 2005.08.03 12:14:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Verone
Originally by: RedClaws
i got bored at lvl 43


I got bored looking at the Box in Electronics Boutique Confused




I like the box. Think it is pretty and cute. Just dont see the point of investing time and effort in it.

Zyyrus
Minmatar
Command and Conquer
Posted - 2005.08.12 12:53:00 - [25]
 

WOW sux

Zinkox
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2005.08.13 00:32:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Zyyrus
WOW sux



TRUE!!!!!!

MooKids
Caldari
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2005.08.13 01:14:00 - [27]
 

What really sucks, now that I ahd a chance to play it, is that it is a RESTRICTED trial. There is no trading between players, no using the auction house, no ability to use different chat channels.

I bet you can't join any guilds or even advance beyond a certain level either.

In other words, a rather crappy trial.

Now I wish I didn't buy the PC Gamer in the first place (good mag, but got it for the demo only).

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.08.13 02:05:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: RedClaws
i got bored at lvl 43

I got bored at level 14.

Gungankllr
Caldari
Hard Rock Mining Co.
Territorial Claim Unit
Posted - 2005.08.13 07:30:00 - [29]
 

I started that trial the day before yesterday.

I'm now Level 9, and grinding sucks.

Evil or Very Mad

Astarte Nosferatu
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2005.08.13 16:15:00 - [30]
 

Fairy RPG's are boring. To much dwarfs, elf, wizard whatever kinda things, it's like waking up from a nightmare after you drank (smoked, or whatever) to much the night before...


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