World of Warcraft
I’ve recently quit WoW, probably for the last time. I find it horrendous; the sheer amount of time it takes to get top end gear in the game.
Let’s face it, it has always been a grind. I don’t mind a grind, but not when with every expansion, the grind gets greater.
The grind business model is cheap; it costs a fraction of the price to implement, instead spending on top quality content. This also puts players in the position that they still haven’t reached any goal, and ensures they keep paying until they do.
The game has become impossible to play; it will burden my free time, and real life activities will burden on the ‘essential’ gear race.
It is goodbye forever to WoW, as I can’t see these issues changing.
Hearthstone was a really fun game when it first came about. I, today, have both installed and uninstalled the game completely, after witnessing a ridiculous bloodbath. Again, I have once upon a time invested money and time into hearthstone and the goalposts have moved yet again, and for the investment I’ve made, I get nothing back.
There’s nothing like being completely gutted and left to dry by some 14 year old who has spent hundreds (of $£) on cards from the new, overpowered expansions that have been released. The romantic idea of being able to play to receive card packs for free is hardly existent, as it will take hundreds of hours to get a few decent cards from the latest expansion.
Another great business model and another great cash cow for another large conglomerate. No thanks, I will keep my time and money.