What was your reaction to Blizzcon?
- Pandas = Jumped The Shark. Will never pay Blizzard again. - 42 Votes, 32%
- Signed up for the year-long subscription. - 28 Votes, 21% (includes my vote)
- Something in between these two extremes. - 60 Votes, 46%
There's a solid core - larger than I had expected - who like the direction the game is taking enough to make the long term commitment. There are a larger number, at least amongst those who are willing to come to blogs to vote and comment, who are dissatisfied, but how many of those were really going to be in Blizzard's corner for the long haul in any case?
Where cash store mounts are concerned, I've long maintained that anyone willing to cancel their subscription over a cosmetic mount was already on their way out the door for other reasons. An entire expansion of Pandaren may be a bigger impact on the tone of the game, but I think the direction of WoW (both in general and under the recent dev team) is reasonably well understood at this point. Perhaps in this context, it actually makes sense that so many people already know what they think of the expansion.