World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria – Wherein Blizzard Declares War against Generation X
Just yesterday, Blizzard unveiled the details of their upcoming fourth expansion for World of Warcraft, entitled Mists of Pandaria. You can view the trailer here.
In short, WoW 5.0 is going to be all about kung-fu pandas and Pokemon.
I am just at a complete loss as to how Blizzard thinks that this new content will be of interest to gamers from Generation X.
Kung-fu pandas and Pokemon are not going to keep the vast majority of WoW playing Gen X-ers subscribing, and they sure as hell aren’t going to entice ex-WoW playing Gen X-ers to resub after quitting in droves during Cataclysm.
I am not sure what those of us born between the years 1965 and 1980 did to offend, but I can’t help but feel that Blizzard’s decision to forsake this demographic will significantly hasten the demise of WoW.
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