Looking at the "content" being added when patch 6.1 comes out I am left wondering, where is the content, if there is any at all. Heirloom tab should have been part of release. Blood elf models should have been part of release. "Increased" garrisons stuff and profession stuff should have been part of release.
The darkmoon faire additions I can see as new content for 6.1 and I do see it as such , but that is something you will do until you get the achievement for them and it is in an area that is only around one week a month to begin with. So it is not lasting content and it is not content that will always be there.
The raiding with leashes, adding more pets we can collect to older raids is more content, but like most other things of this nature, for many, it will be a one time thing and for others they might use it as a source of income. A nice addition but not really robust content.
There are a lot of nice little additions coming with 6.1 like these, but nothing ground breaking, nothing that I personally would call content. No new raids, no new dungeons, no new scenarios, nothing with any meat to it. There is a rumored quest hub but I am not so sure of that. There is not even a continuation of the garrison campaign which is a sad turn of events.
Basically what we are getting with 6.1 is not a patch, it is the final release of 6.0 as it should have been with some small added goodies. 6.1's release signals the end of the warlords of draenor beta basically.
When talking about this to a friend in guild he told me, but I forgot about the twitter integration and the selfies. The thing is, I did not forget about them, and that is why I say I must be getting old.
To me those are probably the two most worthless features ever added to warcraft, while for many others it is the biggest addition to the game in a long time. Being I just do not see the fascination with twitter and / or posting selfies I can only assume that I am getting way too old for this game.
I do not blame blizzard for adding this stuff. I think it is fantastic for business. Beyond fantastic even. Spreading word on social media is better than airing commercials on TV. Having people tweet from in game will be the biggest boost to the exposure of the game in many years, maybe even the largest exposure since its burst growth period really took off in the burning crusade.
I think the addition of twitter is a great thing for the game. But it just shows me that as I grow older the game remains the same age, and maybe I am just outgrowing warcraft if this is the future of the game and were they intended to push the game in the future with additions like posting to twitter directly from game. At least it won't be intrusive and I will never notice it is even there, or so we are told.
In the vernacular of the twitter generation, when I first heard of this being added I would have had to say, "lolwut"
And that exactly explains why I must be getting too old for this. When even a great addition to the game that will help it grow I still can not connect to in any way, shape or form, because I just don't get it. My beard is getting grey. Well, greyer.
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