QuoteBut while players seem largely satisfied with BC, as it's known, some also worry that the millions of people still playing the original game, especially those at the highest levels, are left with a somewhat barren version of the adventure they're used to. "Blizzard deliberately killed their (original) game," said Katrina Glerum, a veteran WoW player who, like thousands of others, stood in line for hours to be among the first to purchase the expansion. The original game "is dead," she said. "Most of the work Blizzard did for the past two years building interesting content to keep (players of the original game) amused is dead." World of Warcraft launched in 2004. Players in the U.S. pay $15 a month to play, and that has brought hundreds of millions of dollars into Blizzard's coffers.
I guess I just don't see a way that they could avoid doing that and making the expansion still interesting. I was a new raider (just started raiding in December) and was disappointed to see all my purples get swapped out for quest rewards - but then again, it put us back into leveling mode and I've enjoyed it so far.
Said By BombYeah but it just kinda fucked the hardcore guilds over at the time.