Lack of Known Future
Aside from knowing that flying is coming in a “future patch”, there is absolutely zero information on what else is in store for WoD aside from raids. Best bet is that Blizzcon has an expansion announcement and that’s in November, 4 months out. And unless they drop an open beta that that point, it’s another 6 months until something releases. I refuse to believe that they would let another 12 months go between content patches.
Lack of Devs
Tanaan Jungle was supposed to launch with the game and in the last few months was pulled back to polish it up. Resources were moved around within Blizz to meet dates and quite evidently focus on Hearthstone, HotS and Overwatch. WoW seems like the least profitable of the bunch, or at least the one they are investing the least into.
Lack of Content
WoD will clearly be marked as the expansion with the least amount of content since launch. 2.5 raid tiers, 8 dungeons, no races, no classes, Garrisons, which killed cities, Ashran which put the final nail in open world PvP, a near-complete destruction of crafting. But we got selfies.
Items that were supposed to be in this expansion (from their Blizzcon): Shattrah raid, Bloodspire and Karabor (cities), Farahlon (zone/pvp). You’d think that would be at least 1 more content patch worth.
Well aside from the already known largest subscription drop in the game’s history, I’m certainly curious as to what the Q2 numbers are. I don’t see this news as inspiring any faith in the community and one of the most tone-deaf announcements of the year. ESO just finished launching on consoles, Wildstar announces a swap to F2P, FF14 just launched an amazing expansion, SWTOR announced a big expansion in the fall. This just seems like that kid in the corner eating crayons.
Edit: As I posted this, I received an invite from Blizzard for a free 7 days of game time. Irony, I love you.
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