History YMMV / WorldOfWarcraft

20th Sep '16 5:41:17 AM Vir
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* HypocriticalHatedom: Whenever an article about how NewMediaAreEvil shows up, if the New media that's being demonized is VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, the comments will often be (stupidly) ''agreeing'' with it or saying "This is proof that WOW is evil". Whereas if an article had said the same thing about any other game would have gamers are up in arms about it and saying "See? Typical scapegoating BS".

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* HypocriticalHatedom: Whenever an article about how NewMediaAreEvil shows up, if the New media that's being demonized is VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, the comments will often be (stupidly) ''agreeing'' with it or saying "This is proof that WOW [=WoW=] is evil". Whereas if an article had said the same thing about any other game would have gamers are up in arms about it and saying "See? Typical scapegoating BS".



** Four words: Elune is a Naaru. Utter this phrase on any WoW-related forum and watch the angry reactions of the night elf fans. This theory first made its way into the fandom via [[http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/05/01/know-your-lore-tfh-edition-elune-is-a-naaru/ an opinion piece disguised as a lore article]] at [=WoW Insider=], which was greeted with massive amount of anger on the boards. This theory appears to have been backed by Blizzard, not once, but twice in their "Ask CDev" question series. The latest incarnation of "Ask CDev" answered 18 fan questions, one of which is a reword of the "Is Elune a Naaru?" question from the previous entry, and most of the comments section consists almost entirely of people arguing with others about the answer to this particular question.
** The nerfs that were implemented during Patch 4.2 made one particular WoW player, [[Creator/TheCynicalBrit TotalBiscuit]], declare his permanent retirement for the game, claiming that the game was "no longer for him", even though he himself employed a lot of the criticisms displayed on this page. Though his actual reasons have shifted over time, with a few citing him putting his foot in his mouth over a few opinions he had to some of the questions he got for his shows and others citing his work schedule being at fault for him not getting too much time to play the game as much as he used to, among other things, the end result was that since he had many BlindSheep fans, they too began bad-mouthing WoW simply because he did the same thing for a long time afterwards. This is despite him being a good friend of fellow YouTube gamer Jessie Cox, who still plays WoW regularly and made a counter video to the fans that shared TB's views over the nerfs around the same time TB declared his retirement (and who some thought was indirectly in response TO TB's initial reasons for his WoW departure).

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** Four words: Elune is a Naaru. Utter this phrase on any WoW-related forum and watch the angry reactions of the night elf fans. This theory first made its way into the fandom via [[http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/05/01/know-your-lore-tfh-edition-elune-is-a-naaru/ an opinion piece disguised as a lore article]] at [=WoW Insider=], which was greeted with massive amount of anger on the boards. This theory appears to have been backed by Blizzard, not once, but twice in their "Ask CDev" [=CDev=]" question series. The latest incarnation of "Ask CDev" [=CDev=]" answered 18 fan questions, one of which is a reword of the "Is Elune a Naaru?" question from the previous entry, and most of the comments section consists almost entirely of people arguing with others about the answer to this particular question.
** The nerfs that were implemented during Patch 4.2 made one particular WoW [=WoW=] player, [[Creator/TheCynicalBrit TotalBiscuit]], declare his permanent retirement for the game, claiming that the game was "no longer for him", even though he himself employed a lot of the criticisms displayed on this page. Though his actual reasons have shifted over time, with a few citing him putting his foot in his mouth over a few opinions he had to some of the questions he got for his shows and others citing his work schedule being at fault for him not getting too much time to play the game as much as he used to, among other things, the end result was that since he had many BlindSheep blind sheep fans, they too began bad-mouthing WoW [=WoW=] simply because he did the same thing for a long time afterwards. This is despite him being a good friend of fellow YouTube gamer Jessie Cox, who still plays WoW [=WoW=] regularly and made a counter video to the fans that shared TB's views over the nerfs around the same time TB declared his retirement (and who some thought was indirectly in response TO TB's initial reasons for his WoW [=WoW=] departure).



** After months of not giving a definite answer on whether or not flying would be implemented in WoD, Blizzard finally said that not only was flying not going to appear in the current expansion, but that it would be absent or restricted in future expansions as well. The fandom went ''ballistic''. Blizzard eventually backtracked and began steps to introduce flying in ''Warlords of Draenor''.

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** After months of not giving a definite answer on whether or not flying would be implemented in WoD, [=WoD=], Blizzard finally said that not only was flying not going to appear in the current expansion, but that it would be absent or restricted in future expansions as well. The fandom went ''ballistic''. Blizzard eventually backtracked and began steps to introduce flying in ''Warlords of Draenor''.



** When futuristic naaru technology appeared in ''The Burning Crusade'', there have also been a lot of complaints that this kind of technology doesn't belong in WoW because it is fantasy, not sci-fi, ignoring the fact that advanced technology (although admittedly not as advanced) existed in ''Warcraft'' since 1995.

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** When futuristic naaru technology appeared in ''The Burning Crusade'', there have also been a lot of complaints that this kind of technology doesn't belong in WoW [=WoW=] because it is fantasy, not sci-fi, ignoring the fact that advanced technology (although admittedly not as advanced) existed in ''Warcraft'' since 1995.
20th Sep '16 5:39:22 AM Vir
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* InternetBackdraft: Where do we even start? Forum [=MVP=] Palehoof gives a good rundown [[http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=20677635725 here]] of all of the various changes Blizzard has made to the game that caused the community to revolt. You can see/add more examples on the InternetBackdraft page itself. It's notable that three of these have actually been successful in getting Blizzard to change its policies: the outcry against the ban of a GLBT guild for forum advertising, the firestorm that came from Blizzard's announcement in July 2010 that the forums would begin requiring users to post with their real names, and the outcry against charging customers a fee to use the RealID cross realm dungeon finder.

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* InternetBackdraft: Where do we even start? Forum [=MVP=] Palehoof gives a good rundown [[http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=20677635725 here]] of all of the various changes Blizzard has made to the game that caused the community to revolt. You can see/add more examples on the InternetBackdraft page itself. It's notable that three of these have actually been successful in getting Blizzard to change its policies: the outcry against the ban of a GLBT guild for forum advertising, the firestorm that came from Blizzard's announcement in July 2010 that the forums would begin requiring users to post with their real names, and the outcry against charging customers a fee to use the RealID [=RealID=] cross realm dungeon finder.
20th Sep '16 5:39:08 AM Vir
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* InferredHolocaust: Inverted. You see how Draenor looks like after the Burning Legion and its orcish servants have ravaged that world during their Burning Crusade, but only in ''Warlords of Draenor'' do you actually realize how many races (Saberon, uncursed Arakkoa, Ogrons, Magnaron...) were annihilated during that world's cataclysm.



* ItsEasySoItSucks: Some people are saying this about Wrath of the Lich King and, to a lesser extent, Cataclysm, claiming that getting gear for raids has become too easy and this enables less competent players who would never have been able to raid before to participate. Others, however, believe that [[GrowingTheBeard this is an improvement over the grinding required to raid in vanilla and Burning Crusade]].
** Of course, one rather funny thing is that people said heroics in "Wrath" were too easy...when most of the people saying this were decked out in top-of-the-line raiding gear, and with only a few exceptions (Namely black morass), the same thing that happened to Wrath's "Easy heroics" happened there. Even in 2011, people said that the "heroics" were "dumbed down" when, again, [[FacePalm they were once again all decked out in raiding gear that made them significantly overgeared for the simple heroics]]. This also isn't taking into consideration that several instances ''still'' require coordination and crowd control.

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* ItsEasySoItSucks: Some people are saying said this about Wrath ''Wrath of the Lich King King'' and, to a lesser extent, Cataclysm, ''Cataclysm'', claiming that getting gear for raids has had become too easy and this enables enabled less competent players who would never have been able to raid before to participate. Others, however, believe believed that [[GrowingTheBeard this is was an improvement over the grinding required to raid in vanilla and and]] ''[[GrowingTheBeard Burning Crusade]].
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** Of course, one rather funny thing is that people said heroics in "Wrath" ''Wrath'' were too easy...when most of the people saying this were decked out in top-of-the-line raiding gear, and with only a few exceptions (Namely black morass), Black Morass), the same thing that happened to Wrath's ''Wrath'''s "Easy heroics" happened there. Even in 2011, people said that the "heroics" were "dumbed down" when, again, [[FacePalm they were once again all decked out in raiding gear that made them significantly overgeared for the simple heroics]]. This also isn't taking into consideration that several instances ''still'' require coordination and crowd control.
20th Sep '16 12:20:37 AM Vir
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** For that matter, they complained about the needless amounts of FakeDifficulty in the game, alleviating the Catch22 situations. Now they complain about "Wrath babies" or "noobs" running their Heroics.

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** For that matter, they complained about the needless amounts of FakeDifficulty in the game, alleviating the Catch22 Catch22Dilemma situations. Now they complain about "Wrath babies" or "noobs" running their Heroics.
18th Sep '16 1:54:14 PM GoblinCipher
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* {{Altitis}}: Everybody who plays the game for long has multiple characters. Even if it isn't to experience life in the opposite faction, there are still seven races per faction and 11 classes, not to mention the advantages of having multiple professions available on one account. Some players ''never'' get a character to max level, instead rolling dozens of alts. And then Blizzard added the Recruit A Friend program, allowing players to level alts with their friends at triple the normal rate.

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* {{Altitis}}: Everybody who plays the game for long has multiple characters. Even if it isn't to experience life in the opposite faction, there are still seven races per faction and 11 12 classes, not to mention the advantages of having multiple professions available on one account. Some players ''never'' get a character to max level, instead rolling dozens of alts. And then Blizzard added the Recruit A Friend program, allowing players to level alts with their friends at triple the normal rate.
16th Sep '16 3:51:51 AM HTD
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* MorePopularSpinoff: What are these "classic trend setting strategy games" of which you speak?


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* SequelDisplacement: What are these "classic trend setting strategy games" of which you speak?
15th Sep '16 11:48:29 PM Vir
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** Also in ''Warlords of Draenor'', Admiral Taylor's offscreen death in Spires of Arak is considered an ignominous way of killing off a major Alliance hero and counterpart to General Nazgrim after the latter's player-induced death in ''Mists of Pandaria''. Even worse, it bordered on being a BigLippedAlligatorMoment as he wasn't killed by the Iron Horde, Burning Legion or Shadow Council, but by some random necromancer most likely added as a misguided tool to foreshadow Kel'thuzad returning in a later expansion.

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** Also in ''Warlords of Draenor'', Admiral Taylor's offscreen death in Spires of Arak is considered an ignominous way of killing off a major Alliance hero and counterpart to General Nazgrim after the latter's player-induced death in ''Mists of Pandaria''. Even worse, it bordered on being a BigLippedAlligatorMoment as he wasn't killed by the Iron Horde, Iron Horde or Burning Legion or Shadow Council, but Legion; he was killed by some random necromancer most likely added as in disguise who, when killed, makes some vague mention of a misguided tool "dark one"[[note]]Possibly, he's referring to foreshadow Kel'thuzad returning in a later expansion.Gul'dan, meaning he previously came to Draenor and was swayed to join the Shadow Council[[/note]].
14th Sep '16 1:38:57 PM ironballs16
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* GuideDangIt: Some of the Hidden artifact appearances in ''Legion'' are proving to be this, as some are as straightforward as buying them from a vendor (Titanstrike alternative skin), while others are still unknown even to sites that compile such information.
13th Sep '16 9:34:09 PM Snope
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** Thanks to ''VideoGame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft'' and [[EarWorm a catchy fan-music based on him in youtube]], a one-note boss back in ''Wrath of the Lich King'', Lord Jaraxxus, garnered a substantial popularity for what would amount as a mere generic '''EREDAR LORD OF THE BURNING LEGION!!''' This is to the point that [[spoiler:he returns in ''Legion'' as a boss fight for a certain quest line]].

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** Thanks to ''VideoGame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft'' and [[EarWorm a catchy fan-music fan song based on him in youtube]], a one-note on Youtube]], the raid boss back in ''Wrath Lord Jaraxxus of Trial of the Lich King'', Lord Jaraxxus, Crusader garnered a substantial popularity for what would amount as a mere generic '''EREDAR LORD OF THE BURNING LEGION!!''' This is to the point that [[spoiler:he returns in ''Legion'' as a boss fight for a certain quest line]].


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** Tehd Shoemaker, an Undead Warlock quest giver in Azsuna, has gained popularity for his [[DeadpanSnarker snarky mockery]] of the Burning Legion's ineptitude and for his banter with Marius Felbane, a Demon Hunter who accompanies him.
12th Sep '16 10:32:38 PM SoulCross
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** ''Legion'' is shaping up to be the PlayerPunch expansion. [[spoiler: So far they've killed off Tirion Fordring, Varian Wrynn, Vol'jin, and Ysera. And that's not mentioning the minor zone characters that are killed throughout the Broken Isles.]]
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