alright, i can see how that's damaging, but that could happen for other players too, sure its an unstable influx, but that can be said to the entire game population, after a while some people will drop the game,, or take a break, or move to different server/faction, there will be a huge drop in population within 1-2 months as people realize whether they want to continue or skip out. and that's not any streamer's fault.Lendryn wrote: ↑6 days agoWhile they're playing yes, and once the streamer leaves it becomes a ghost town. It happened with Swifty back in the day and you can be sure it'll happen again with MMO tourists like Shroud and Forsen. It's a major source of population instability both short and long term and its definitely part of the reason layering has reared its ugly head.
All that said I really appreciate what some of them do for the vanilla community and have a few active subs.
What do you get from opening the gates that would make you want to do it twice?Herrington wrote: ↑1 month agoMaybe not completely undiscussed, as I've seen one or two threads around the Internet about it, but the AQ War Effort. One of the (very) few changes I'd be ok with is if they randomized, or otherwise changed the required items each faction had to stockpile. I'm afraid that everyone will just stuff their banks full of the original items, blow it all on day 1 of that patch, then the War Effort will take only a fraction of the time it took back in Vanilla WoW. I'd like to use the AQ War Effort to get an orange raptor for my orcl, but if it doesn't last long, there's not a whole lot of time to get that reputation.
Another AQ concern is that people will open the gates on one server, then mass transfer to another server and open its gates as well. It'd be nice if they didn't allow server transfers until all servers have opened their gates to eliminate that possibility.
- The clear answer to 8/16 debuff slots
- Are fishing pools available from the early game or later?
- Are Hinterlands / Thorium Point / Timbermaw quests available from start?
- Is Thorium Reputation gonna be split in two phases
- Will ZG enchant use early version (primal from bosses + DM libram) or later version (idols from Jindo & Raptor + stuff)
- Will ZG flasks/buff persist through death (early version) or not (later version)
<The Celestial Defender>
That the stolen silver is still nowhere to be found...
My worry is that all the data in the game that's been researched thoroughly over years will be speed-run by over-achievers and the elitists and thus will ruin the game for everyone else.
Newbies have no chance of getting legendary items like the mount or thunderfury because "Tom" has been playing a private server for years but did not receive it, therefore Thunderfury is reserved to him in Classic because he was first in line. A very select few whom have no lives nor friends but bestowed with good luck will get the mount, and the event won't be as exciting as it originally was because We've already done it.
My other worry is that I won't be able to play Classic as much as I originally planned to. I want a decent paying job, no minimum wage 9-5 shit. HGV driving would leave me with 1-2 hours daily as long as I can connect to the internet while I'm away.
This is just the cost of business unfortunately. If the skill and investment ceilings are lowered we're back on our way to everything we hate about retail — progress as an inevitability locked behind so many egg timers, no one being able to truly distinguish themselves. Without social clout dictating things we're reduced to expendable fillers churning through the almighty dungeon finder.Kazukii wrote: ↑6 days agoNewbies have no chance of getting legendary items like the mount or thunderfury because "Tom" has been playing a private server for years but did not receive it, therefore Thunderfury is reserved to him in Classic because he was first in line. A very select few whom have no lives nor friends but bestowed with good luck will get the mount, and the event won't be as exciting as it originally was because We've already done it.
The best solution is to find or start a guild that doesn't have the problems you mentioned.