A disappointed WoW fan writes a lengthy open letter for Blizzard
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World of Warcraft might still attract millions of players with its new add-ons but the core community of Blizzard's MMORPG keeps getting more and more frustrated with the direction their favorite game has been taking through the recent years. One of the devoted longtime fans under nickname alizbee has taken to Reddit where he posted his lengthy open letter addressed to Blizzard Entertainment expressing his disappointment over the developers' actions.
Alizbee's letter was posted a few days ago, and it has attracted a lot of attention since. OP's words received close to 40,000 upvotes as well as almost 4,000 comments and numerous silver, golden and platinum awards. Such a level of recognition reflects the overall mood of the community and the bare fact that most players share this common point of view. Blizzard did stumble upon some unpopular decisions while developing and supporting World of Warcraft, and this civilized cry-out in a form of an open letter highlights most of them:
Blizzard, the things you are doing now are not working. [...] You stopped making an MMORPG years ago. Instead, you turned WoW into an elaborate fantasy-themed casino replicator. It's a third-person looter-shooter designed to string players out like addicts looking for a fix. Your other titles are just animated shopping carts that feature mini-games people can play in between opening loot boxes.
The user specifically underlines that playing World of Warcraft was fun during its early years of existence. The game was first and foremost about exploring the vast fantasy open world, meeting the iconic characters of the Warcraft universe, enjoying the rich lore, spending great time with friends and getting the overall fascinating experience - which is nothing like today, as alizbee claims. Right now World of Warcraft is a project held by marketers and advertisers who determine the effectiveness of the in-game purchases flow.
The whole letter is very well worth reading, and we kindly recommend you to do so as soon as possible if you consider yourself a fan of Warcraft.