With the announcement of the new expansion, I have seen QQ galore. This is not any different than any other expansion we have had. People get huffy and quit the game over the silliest little things. It could be as simple as "They nerfed my frosted tips bro, Im out". I think that is the real reason Jong stopped playing for a bit recently.
I have seen so many ridiculous reasons that people have decided to stop playing. The final straw has made me lulz many times.
In BC, I saw people quit when they realized that green items in Hellfire Penninsula were better than epics from old Azeroth. Then people quit when they removed the Attunements from some raids. Then people quit when they made t6 level gear available from a badge vendor. Then they quit when Sunwell was nerfed.
In Wrath, people quit when Ret Paladins owned their face in PvP. They quit when they couldnt fly their flying mounts until level 77. They quit when they realized how easy the first tier of raid content was. They quit when they spilled spaghetti - O's on their damn bibs. They quit when mommy didnt pop out the titty for milk quickly enough.
My point is that every expansion is the same ole shit with the same ole babies. WHHAAAAA WHAAAAAAA. They are changing achivements WHAAAA. They are making guilds have more interesting perks than a bank WHAAAAA. They are changing Azeroth and I can no longer do the same boring ass quests I have done 10 or more times before WHAAAAAA.
Some people will look for anything to complain about. Perhaps it makes more interesting blogging topic than saying something positive. I just dont get it. There are two things that are going to happen with most of the player base.
1) They will adapt like they always do. They will figure out how everything works with the new expansion and keep plugging along as we always have. They will make the best of a new situation and continue doing what they have always done.
2) People will whinge and bitch and cry, followed by quitting the game. Some of them will never return. Most of them will come back a few months into the expansion when all of their friends are already max level and raiding the new tier of content or working towards Gladiator or any number of things.
The people in group 2 only seem to hurt themselves unless they stay gone. They will end up playing the product that they swore off and be behind the curve because of it. Then they will probably bitch about not being able to get into Heroics and quit again. Then come back. Then quit.
Really, WoW players come down to these two groups. The adaptable Optimists and the Quitter Pessimists. Which one are you, and what are your plans for Cataclysm. And no, the name of the expansion is not named Cataclysm because your world is crumbling around you.
If the Quitter Pessimists arent complaining about content being old and stale, they are complaining about it being new and replacing the old and stale. It is a lose-lose situation in their books regardless of what is done. Next time you find yourself complaining about the new, remember the old days.....and remember that it was not all gumballs and cotton candy where the epics fell like rain. The game has come a long way. It has improved a million times over. There may never be another MMO experience like it. Enjoy it while it lasts.