Now that my World of Warcraft account has officially expired, I find myself trolling around looking for news and thoughts about the game just to keep up with the buzz. As someone in the old guild used to say: "Talking about Wacraft is a lot more fun than actually playing it."
It would appear that in the next patch they are only adding yet another 40-man raid dungeon, exactly the kind of dull, repeatable content that resulted in my canceling in the first place.
When I mentioned this to a friend still playing, he sent me the following email which I now share with you (props go to Andy for this):
Their line of thinking probably goes something like the following:
Blizzard Developer 1: Hmmmm... What can we do to further challenge our players?
Blizzard Developer 2: How about a "WoW" historically significant instance that incorporates scripted encounters with a new, balanced layout as to not bog down players seeking the definitive "end" of an instance?
Blizzard Developer 1: That sounds great!!! How about we rewrite the mage and shaman classes to add balance to the gameplay?
Blizzard Developer 2: Yet another great idea!!!
Blizzard Developer 3: WAIT!!! By my calculations, that would only make 5,999,999 out of 6,000,000 of our valued customers happy. What about Dave Yeager?
Blizzard Developer 1: Crap. Can the project.
Consider me pwned.