James Portnow once said: "players are content."
Seeing all the long term players who have done so much for this server and game as a whole leaving saddens me. So the content of this game is getting worse, not better.
I don't blame them either. I've felt like leaving out of boredom for awhile, but my online friends have kept me in it so far. But I am seeing more and more of them leaving, which in turn is forcing me to get more enjoyment out of the game itself.
The new expansion is great. The art, story, it is all good and fun. The change in the mechanics of the game has taken all of that goodness and thrown it away. I won't get into what got buffed and what got nerfed, but that whole thing is turning me off; but like what everyone has been saying: the game is too easy, the loot is too easy to get, and I hate a lot of what they did to the combat.
A lot of the skilled, knowledgable folks are leaving. This makes me a sad panda.
Discuss here. Since this type of discussion is closing down some respected people's good-bye threads.
P.S. typing on my phone - sorry for the mess!