So I'm hooked on WoW

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Murdoch, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Snake

    Snake Vault Dweller

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    Jul 6, 2003
    For that small fee each motnh you get to play with thousands of players and recieve constant updates to the game, even added instances and such.
     
  2. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Well, there are private servers for World of Warcraft. People have managed to set those up, and every once in a while someone will tell me 'I'm playing WoW for free! Weeee!' because of it.

    There's also Neverwinter Nights. Although the game is one of the worst ever made, it does boast the ability to host "small" games like that. They were far from stable, though.
    And Snake: a mod community can easily crank out all that. Provided they have decent mod tools.
     
  3. Snake

    Snake Vault Dweller

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    Jul 6, 2003
    Neverwinter Nights itself was....acceptable, at the time I was mostly amazed by the graphics of the game, now when they relesed the "hordes of the underdark" expansion thats when I got excited about NWN 2. And the fanmade mods to it are endless, try dreamcatcher if your interested.

    Anyway, fan made mods always takes time, if you had it as your occupation 8h a day it might be worth it, in the sence of not paying each month for an continuesly updated mmorpg when you can get fanmade ones.
    But its not only about them updating the game, they also stop any game ruining hacks made by the "fans" and balance the game as far as possible. Waiting for mods for wow would ruin the game and noone would play it at all.
     
  4. Thorgrimm

    Thorgrimm A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 16, 2003
    That is till they deem it no longer a big enough money milk cow and pull the plug. Then you are still saddled with a 50 dollar hunk of crap you can't use anymore.

    Don't get me wrong if you enjoy paying 50 bucks for a product, and then paying to use said item, then a while down the road not being able to use said item at all, be my guest and enjoy it for the time the manufacturers deem it 'worthy' (Read, enough money coming in) of their time to run. :wink:


    Cheers Thorgrimm
     
  5. Snake

    Snake Vault Dweller

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    Jul 6, 2003
    wow is gonna be up till players stop playing it. they wont close it down if theres players.
     
  6. Thorgrimm

    Thorgrimm A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 16, 2003
    Snake, you know as well as I do, the second WoW is not making enough money for them they WILL pull the plug. Thinking they won't is just wishfull thinking. :roll:




    Cheers Thorgrimm
     
  7. Snake

    Snake Vault Dweller

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    Jul 6, 2003
    What second wow?
     
  8. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    "the second WoW is not making enough money for them they WILL pull the plug."

    In other words: when WoW stops making enough money for them, they will pull the plug.
    That kind of second, the noun, used proverbially.
     
  9. Murdoch

    Murdoch Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Nov 24, 2003
    meh, there are like 100 servers right now for the game. Presumably they would just reduce the number of servers as the years pass, reduce the new content additions and generally downscale the game realms, but never turn them off completely.

    And you buy $50 for the software to render the environment. You pay a monthly fee to interact with the world environment, and meet people from all over. My guild has some interesting people, and I've even had a chance to flirt with Skenvoy! :lol:

    The montly subsctiption is nothing different than the subscription I pay for my tivo and satellite radio. You are paying for a service, and as soon as you perceive it as a service you will no longer see the same problems with it Thorgrimm.

    Oh, and I'm two levels from getting a mount!
     
  10. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    He wrote "...the second WoW is not making enough money...", as in "...the moment WoW is not making enough money...". Get it?

    But I wouldn't worry about WoW shutting down in foreseeable future. It has a staggering number of players. At worst, they might decide to shut down some servers if they become underpopulated. Even if the game hadn't achieved expected sales, they would still likely keep supporting for a long time. Discontinuing support for an MMOG is a very drastic and unprofessional measure that bears terrible PR, so most companies will rather keep cutting expenses and offering various opportunities indefinitely (for example - FunCom was clever enough to offer basic Anarchy Online for free when faced with a tremendous loss of players due to WoW coming out). Just look at SOE's Star Wars Galaxies, which keeps getting new content despite that fact that it's Hiroshima of MMORPGs. The only company that I know of that pulled the plug on an MMO game and fucked over thousands of customers is EA, but knowing their usual practices, the poor suckers who bought Earth & Beyond should have seen something like that coming.
     
  11. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    thor, you bought a modem to use the line of the ISP. in the same way you paid for the boxed World of Warcraft. however, WoW updates at least once a month, including added content (new instances, new gear, new quests, new skins & even new countries on the long run) and bug fixes. furthermore blizzard has to keep HUGE numbers of servers running in tip top shape, as well as paying for their own heavy duty dedicated lines & traffic (trust me, those things are FAR from cheap.
    (btw a single "WoW server" is in fact a whole CLUSTER of servers)

    if you go for the cost aspect, i used to buy a 50 euro game monthly, now i've been focused on WoW so much that i'm only spending the 11 euros each month for that subscription.
     
  12. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    A better analogy would be the one-time activation fee most ISPs charge (well, at least here they do).

    It all comes down to how high entertainment value of the game is to you and how much you are willing to pay for it. If a game resonates exceptionally well with me, I have no second thoughts about paying whatever fees are necessary to play it. Thorgrimm, much like myself, finds that fun factor of an average MMORPG doesn't justify the amount of money required to play and risk of the game getting discontinued due to insufficient interest. However, I intend to play World of Warcraft because it is incredibly fun and because many of my friends play it. I'm not at all pleased with the fact that this experience will cost me $15/month, but what the heck - I will rather spend $15 on something I enjoy than $1 on something I don't give a damn about.
     
  13. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    ???

    In Croatia hooker's cost $15!?! The fee for WoW is only one dollar?!

    :shock: ,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  14. Snake

    Snake Vault Dweller

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    Jul 6, 2003
    Well I am but a swede with a cambebridge certificate of advanced English. Add a when or if infront of the sentence and i would have gotten it.
     
  15. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Yeah, Cambebridge hands these out like fliers, I have one too.
    Anyways, I spit on anyone who asks me to pay for playing a game if I've already bought it. Fuck them and the horse they rode in on.
     
  16. Murdoch

    Murdoch Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Nov 24, 2003
    :eyebrow:

    You meant to say "Well I am but a swede with a Cambridge certificate of advanced English. Add a when or if in front of the sentence and I would have gotten it." right?

    Please tell me I just didn't get the joke and you intentionally misspelled everything.

    Then stop spamming my thread. Go play something offline. :seriouslyno:
     
  17. Snake

    Snake Vault Dweller

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    Jul 6, 2003
    Actually i type fast and misspelled certificate. I corrected it right after but i see you had time to quote it. And it might aswell be Camebridge Certificate of Advanced English. I know every name starts with a capital.
     
  18. Marek

    Marek Mildly Dipped

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    Nov 29, 2004
    Some progress has been made. Maybe you'll get it entirely right next time, who knows?
     
  19. Snake

    Snake Vault Dweller

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    Jul 6, 2003
    ohh get real man. I can spell, I type really fast and unlike other I dont look at my keyboard nor waste time correcting grammar errors. you still get the message.
     
  20. Murdoch

    Murdoch Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Nov 24, 2003
    Perhaps, but that gives little comfort since you were extolling your grammatical abilities while blatantly misspelling them. There is a spellcheck button, so those are not very forgivable, whereas grammar is more difficult.

    So, where is everyone's favorite place to adventure so far? I was a fan of Westfall myself, especially the cliched yet always fun pirate treasure quest! And stranglethorn has lots of cool stuff too, including the mithril I seek! :twisted:

    edit: grammari was hiding at the end of the line!