There is an important panel at Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational 2008: all the members will have a meeting to discuss the future of World of Warcraft. As we look forward it must be a grand feast for participants because everyone will have a good chance to share the yearly “big fish" including their ideas and opinions.
After long term tracking and listening, we have learned the stronger voice from part WoW players, who hope to remove some contents if they were World of Warcraft designer. And most of them wanted to remove Arena because it is always be deified as “a counter which with wand"! It's not hard to understand and catch the real meaning of description from them, but some friends from our GameSavor who said that caused by different reasons. As all we know, it might depends on in-game economic system if they define Arena is “a counter"; also depends on recreation if they take it as “wand. "
Furthermore, suppose a WoW player when they make a decision to really leave Arena, what else more fun they would be encountered? Remove Arena may also as similar as WoW gold, which we talked thousands of times more. But now, that's the fact when they are complaining the WoW gold, they are trying to get more WoW gold. I often hear many loudness of “Remove it! Remove it", so I ask myself many times: “don't you think some huge textures would be removed?"
To be honest, most of times we hardly realize the difficult of design, as an online game which hits more than ten million subscribers, especially improve it to keep funny all the way. After all, we are not a designer, just only enjoy joyous from World of Warcraft. Right here, I've a question to ask you: “how would you better the massive game if you were the designer?"
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Aiden King, a columnist at GameSavor .