You might notice that the background downloader is currently downloading 6.2 data. Most likely it is art, data files, and the new raids, but it is usually a sign that they are getting near the end of the ptr testing.
I am surprised that it is coming this soon personally. While we are all complaining about the lack of outdoor content or content we wish to do in general, this is way too soon. At least from a raiding perspective and from the perspective that is it not adding any of the things we were complaining there was a lack of.
Blackrock foundry came out so close to highmaul and now the new raid will be coming out closer to BRF than anyone expected. As I mentioned in a post the other week my guild is doing extremely poorly this expansion raiding wise. The worst we have ever done in as long as I can remember. And yet as poorly as we are doing we are still placed near the top 20% of active raiding guilds. As a raiding guild in the top 5th of raiding guilds, I would like to think that if I believe it is too soon for another raid then most likely a great many others do as well. But I can not speak for them.
My biggest problem with 6.2 coming out this soon, outside of the new raid concerns when the vast majority of the raiding player base has not even done the previous two raids yet, is the fact it does absolutely nothing to address the problems we have had all expansion.
There will still be no flying, there will still be no daily hubs, there will still be no repeatable rare mobs to kill in the world worth killing, there will still be very little content to do out in the world, there will still be no choices, options, you know, they things that people like having. As some say, there will be even be less, as I saw some people complain.
If 6.2 was coming jam packed with content, varied degrees of content and not just more of the same, then it would be a welcome addition in my opinion. But being it will just be more of the same I say they should hold it back until they can add more to it.
One thing I read about was rare spawn battle pets out in the world being added. I HATE, yes in all capital letters, HATE this idea.
Having them spawn in only one place in the world and only one at a time means camping out and most likely fighting a dozen other pet collectors for it and then if you get unlucky enough to never snag the pet you wanted, when the next expansion comes out and blizzard once again goes into full on retard mode and makes draenor a cross realm zone you might be now facing hundreds of people trying to get them. No blizzard, just no.
Camping for hundreds of hours and then hoping you can click on it faster than a hundred other people is not fun. Never has been, never will be. No blizzard, just no. And what makes it even more annoying is that there is no flying. So that basically means you can not try all spawn points. You are now forced to set your character at one spawn point and sit there... forever. Not completely horrible for someone like me with tons of level 100s because I will park them in the world in just log in to see if they are there, but dreadful for anyone else. And lets get real, even if I have a small advantage with so many 100s, it is still dreadful for me too. It is lazy design for adding content by making people sit out in the world forever waiting for something. That is not content, that is torture.
When people asked for outdoor content they did not mean give them something where they will just sit there forever in one place waiting. That is not content worth playing blizzard, that is content worth quitting over.
I have come to the conclusion that for something new to be added to the game it needs to meet at least 3 of 4 criteria. It needs to be 1) a waste of time, 2) annoying, 3) frustrating, and 4) purely luck based. If you look at almost everything this expansion it seems to fit at least three of the four requirements.
I say hold 6.2 back. Hold it back until you can add an actual mix of content into it, not just more of the same. I don't want more of the same. Nearly 3 million players already said that with their wallets. Does blizzard actually want to see how many more subscriptions it can lose?
We want choices in our content blizzard, not more of the same. Or, at least I do.