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3.3 / 10 on Metacritic.

EazydzzzEazydzzz Lancaster, PAMember Posts: 24

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/user-reviews?sort-by=date&num_items=100

 

Just thought I would share.

 

A 3.3 seems a little high.  I am pretty angry about spending $40 on MoP!

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  • NitthNitth AustraliaMember Posts: 3,903 Uncommon

    It hasnt even been out a day lol..

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  • EazydzzzEazydzzz Lancaster, PAMember Posts: 24
    Originally posted by Nitth
    It hasnt even been out a day lol..

    That could be why the score is so high.  A lot of the people giving it 10s probably didn't play beta.

  • TokkenTokken Portland, ORMember Posts: 1,352 Uncommon
    We'll see. I don't give much credit to this... since the game came out today.
    Warriors are like steel, when you lose your temper you lose your worth.
  • Ren128Ren128 BrisbaneMember Posts: 73 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Eazydzzz
    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/user-reviews?sort-by=date&num_items=100   Just thought I would share.   A 3.3 seems a little high.  I am pretty angry about spending $40 on MoP!

     

    Seems like most scores are either very low (0-2) or very high (8-10) with hardly anything in-between, meaning MoP polarised people. 

     

    It will be intresting to see sales and sub figures for this.

  • SukiyakiSukiyaki Member Posts: 1,443 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Eazydzzz
    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/user-reviews?sort-by=date&num_items=100   Just thought I would share.   A 3.3 seems a little high.  I am pretty angry about spending $40 on MoP!

    It was amusing to read the thread on mmo-champion, where dozen of WoW fans "optimistically" expected WoW to lose half a million subscriber due to MOP and the average of almost a hundred mostly WoW player guessed about 1-2 million subs lost. Must be WoW fanbois with their many alts pushing to rating up.

    But dont worry next week MOP will release in China and many active accounts... I mean "subscriptions" will apear and fill those empty server ...somewhere else... temporary ...for a few days. But hey 30 days grace time for PR buzz!!!

    What do you want more than a low/medium pop server called medium/high now thanks to recently downwards adjusted server pop ratings and milions of co-player on paper, after you finally got your long delayed regular contentpatches accumulated into a paid expansionpack to make it appear at least decently sized.

    "Hey I ignored all the fun content and played this game like a hamster because it was possible just spending long enough time in the wheel. Why are games so boring X-clones these days and can't be more like X? Im going back to grind repeatable tasks in X and hone my skills with some dice roles, waiting 14 months for the next paid content patch."
  • Panther2103Panther2103 Edmonds, WAMember Posts: 2,934 Uncommon
    Metacritic user scores are garbage. No way does a game deserve a 0. Which if you look, you see a majority of the negative reviews are 0. Most of them are saying it's a kids game and are mad about some change they made to the game. Which even then a change to a system that they didn't like doesn't auto make a score 0. It isn't worth it to even look at this, considering trolls and people who are upset about a gameplay change are going to just try to lower the score by any means possible.
  • SuperDonkSuperDonk Vancouver, WAMember Posts: 759 Uncommon

    I know why it is so low, a lot of angery players who couldn't get onto a gyrocopter. Why Blizzard decided to make the first quest inpossible to run with more than a dozen or so players is beyond me, total failure on thier part.

     

    Once the dust settles and the mad rush to be world first is over, I'm sure it will score higher, but last night was a disaster for anyone not interested in rerolling a new monk toon.

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYMember Posts: 4,623 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Foomerang
    Gw2 fanboys making alt accounts and bash wow. Then proclaim on their main account that they "never troll other game forums". Happened yesterday a couple times and at least once again today...

    You have all the answers.  Should I kneel??

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORMember Posts: 5,606 Uncommon


    Originally posted by Eir_S
    Originally posted by Foomerang Gw2 fanboys making alt accounts and bash wow. Then proclaim on their main account that they "never troll other game forums". Happened yesterday a couple times and at least once again today...
    You have all the answers.  Should I kneel??

    Probably ;)
  • NetspookNetspook OsloMember Posts: 1,561 Uncommon

    Haven't checked how things have worked out in the US, but here in EU the release was absolutely horrible, and is stil not fixed, 27 hours after MoP went live here.

     

    1. Lots of players (including myself) can't/couldn't even log in.

    2. The 90% issue: after logging in (for those who could), most got stuck when trying to enter the game world. The loading bar simply stopped at around 90% and never continued.

    3. Queues: players on high pop servers are stuck in queues with several hours estimated wait time.

    4. Some servers have their own issues. Blizzard took down Outland server, because of technical issues. Dunno if it's up or not now.

    5. Frequent DCs. VERY bad for those who have the queues too.

    6. Horrible lag spikes. It can take up to a minute before the game catches up with your movements. Yes, it's that bad.

    7. Account issues: many reports about buying MoP, and being charged, but the account doesn't upgrade.

    etc.

    It's not long since Blizzard f*** up a relase last time (D3), but they didn't learn shit from it, it seems. It's just as bad this time.

    No wonder the low metacritic score. Those scores usually takes a dive when a release has issues.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAMember Posts: 2,646

    Blizzard pissed all over it's loyal fanbase when it merged with Activision sometime ago.

    Cataclysm was just a cheap expansion aimed at attracting younger players, while somehow trying retaining older veterans.  It really missed the mark with retaining veterans, and the end result is mostly people that play WoW but don't really want to get involved too much.  Some veterans + new younger gamers.  EPIX EVERYWHERE YAY FOR WOW!

     

    Losing a slew of hardcore + addicts cost this game dearly with the lackluster expansion known as Cataclysm.  Want a dungeon like BRS, LBRS/UBRS?  Want a raid locale like MC, Karazan, Ulduarr?  Keep looking, the original devs for these places either quit or are working on Titan, leaving the "B" team to do WoW (since mid WotLK).

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  • drakes821drakes821 Magnoll, FLMember Posts: 523 Uncommon

    Almost any big mainstream AAA game that is released will get panned on Metacritic on the first couple of days for some reason.

    My theory is all the people who actually bought the game are playing it while only childish trolls pop on there and post their horrible scores for something they don't play.

    Give it a month and the score will more acurately represent the quality of the game.

    And I don't like or dislike WoW, I've never really played it, this opinion is just based off of watching mulitple metacritic scores at launch.

  • SukiyakiSukiyaki Member Posts: 1,443 Uncommon

    The "professional" reviewer will make sure to buckle down to appease their benefactor who grants them invitations and exclusive interview rights and news material and avoid to alienate the casual mainstream audience reader with unpleasant low ratings.

    Not even 1 day and it already got a prewritten 9/10 glorification with pages of most shallow excuses from eurogamer (as usual, they give all mainstream publisher games far too high ratings to ride on the buzz) talking about  jokes like "amazing innovation" and "massive content compared to last expansions" completely ignorant it was just a massive contentdelay at best after not releasing anything worthwile since the last expanion.

    "Hey I ignored all the fun content and played this game like a hamster because it was possible just spending long enough time in the wheel. Why are games so boring X-clones these days and can't be more like X? Im going back to grind repeatable tasks in X and hone my skills with some dice roles, waiting 14 months for the next paid content patch."
  • AdamTMAdamTM Frankfurt Am MainMember Posts: 1,376
    Originally posted by drakes821
    Almost any big mainstream AAA game that is released will get panned on Metacritic on the first couple of days for some reason. My theory is all the people who actually bought the game are playing it while only childish trolls pop on there and post their horrible scores for something they don't play. Give it a month and the score will more acurately represent the quality of the game. And I don't like or dislike WoW, I've never really played it, this opinion is just based off of watching mulitple metacritic scores at launch.

    Actually thats something I never observed.

    What I observed is a lot of low scores if the game has game-breaking or technical flaws at launch.

    The last AAA games released in the last two months had green user reviews from the go, even the MMOs.

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  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKMember Posts: 2,380 Uncommon
    3.3 eh?  So does that bring up WOW's overall score?
  • CorvuscoCorvusco CurcurcurMember Posts: 162 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Netspook 3. Queues: players on high pop servers are stuck in queues with several hours estimated wait time.

    And they were saying Anet did a horrid job by adding overflow servers :>

  • ElSandmanElSandman BrisbaneMember Posts: 94
    Originally posted by CristianCeo
    Originally posted by Netspook 3. Queues: players on high pop servers are stuck in queues with several hours estimated wait time.

    And they were saying Anet did a horrid job by adding overflow servers :>

    Not sure if anyone said the idea was bad, (because it wasn't, it was a good idea), but certainly there were a lot of issues with the execution.

  • DSWBeefDSWBeef phoenix, AZMember Posts: 791 Uncommon
    I dont even play WoW anymore but people will hate on it just because it is WoW.

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  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAMember Posts: 7,928
    Originally posted by DSWBeef
    I dont even play WoW anymore but people will hate on it just because it is WoW.

    true although around here it's more like it will be hated on because it's an MMO that is not AC, DAOC, EQ1, UO, EVE or pre-nge SWG..  

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  • VPgearchinVPgearchin waterbury, CTMember Posts: 168
    Originally posted by Eazydzzz
    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/user-reviews?sort-by=date&num_items=100   Just thought I would share.   A 3.3 seems a little high.  I am pretty angry about spending $40 on MoP!

    Metacritic isnt the end all be all, play the game if you want. WOW has had great production value, it's the main reason its so big, i would give the game overall a 9.5/10 no matter the expac.

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  • YaevinduskYaevindusk Ul''dah, CAMember Posts: 1,746 Uncommon

     

    Speaking strictly from experiences on the Beta, this is one of the best expansions that has ever come for World of Warcraft (and since it may be questioned, since open beta in WoW).  Though with the amount of people who have some childish hatred for this game (or any game in general) it is not surprising that people will give it a zero when it hasn't even been released for more than a day.  If meta critic only allowed players who actually owned games to review them, I'd say that most user reviews on every game would be vastly different.  

    Gamers today have, as a whole, lost the ability of distinct between games or give unbias opinions.  The amount of trashing other MMOs that aren't WoW is a disgrace, and so is the retort and hatred of bashing WoW as a sort of revenge or simply because it is human nature to dislike something popular that you are not a part of.

    The only thing that I am not a fan of so far is the queue.  It seems that everyone is playing this expansion, and I've been in line for almost an hour; being on multiple realms, this is also a problem since I can't log into the characters that I want.

  • drakes821drakes821 Magnoll, FLMember Posts: 523 Uncommon
    Originally posted by AdamTM
    Originally posted by drakes821
    Almost any big mainstream AAA game that is released will get panned on Metacritic on the first couple of days for some reason. My theory is all the people who actually bought the game are playing it while only childish trolls pop on there and post their horrible scores for something they don't play. Give it a month and the score will more acurately represent the quality of the game. And I don't like or dislike WoW, I've never really played it, this opinion is just based off of watching mulitple metacritic scores at launch.

    Actually thats something I never observed.

    What I observed is a lot of low scores if the game has game-breaking or technical flaws at launch.

    The last AAA games released in the last two months had green user reviews from the go, even the MMOs.

    I suppose it's hard to communicate but I was refering to AAA games that have a lot of hate centered around them.

    For example CoD was smashed on metecritic at launch just because so many people seem to hate the series, WoW is the same way in the MMO world to an extent, a lot of haters for no real reason.

    I do agree though games with glitches at launch do get panned as well, at least that's what happened to Diablo 3 at launch.

  • DemandmanDemandman BergenMember Posts: 57
    In before 8.5-9 average score from integrity stripped game reviewers.
  • YaevinduskYaevindusk Ul''dah, CAMember Posts: 1,746 Uncommon
    Originally posted by drakes821
    Originally posted by AdamTM
    Originally posted by drakes821
    Almost any big mainstream AAA game that is released will get panned on Metacritic on the first couple of days for some reason. My theory is all the people who actually bought the game are playing it while only childish trolls pop on there and post their horrible scores for something they don't play. Give it a month and the score will more acurately represent the quality of the game. And I don't like or dislike WoW, I've never really played it, this opinion is just based off of watching mulitple metacritic scores at launch.

    Actually thats something I never observed.

    What I observed is a lot of low scores if the game has game-breaking or technical flaws at launch.

    The last AAA games released in the last two months had green user reviews from the go, even the MMOs.

    I suppose it's hard to communicate but I was refering to AAA games that have a lot of hate centered around them.

    For example CoD was smashed on metecritic at launch just because so many people seem to hate the series, WoW is the same way in the MMO world to an extent, a lot of haters for no real reason.

    I do agree though games with glitches at launch do get panned as well, at least that's what happened to Diablo 3 at launch.

     

    This is very true, and it's frustrating.  Nothing that can be done about it, but it just makes you question the person in general when they feel the need to do it.  Perhaps it is common, and the people who realize that it's happening are the exclusion and have some thread of wisdom to not partake in the same folly.

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYMember Posts: 4,623 Uncommon
    I'm not sure why people are rating it already, maybe they played the beta.. maybe not.  But some of these negative reviews are bashing the game because of network issues and load times.  I didn't agree with giving GW2 a lower score because of those things, and I don't agree with giving MoP a lower score because of those things.  Still, let's face it... Metacritic is even more useless in this case, pretty much anyone who was going to buy this is never going to read that site or make their decisions based on its reviews...
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