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World of Warcraft Has Lost Its Cool according to wired.com

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:39 am    Post subject: World of Warcraft Has Lost Its Cool according to wired.com Reply with quote

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/09/mists-of-pandaria/
and Gamasutra shows gloom and doom with http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/175306/World_of_Warcraft_loses_1_million_subscribers_in_three_months.php#.UGM4vFHKl6Y
Yes WoW has dropped nearly 25% from its peak of 12 million players world wide.
Oh woe the horror of it all.. Rolling Eyes
On the other hand according to MMOdata.net... http://users.telenet.be/mmodata/Charts/Subs-1.png World of Warcraft (before the XPac came out) had only four times more paying players then the next largest game (for MMORPG's) which is Axion.

It will be interesting to see what bounce WoW gets with Mists of Pandaria and how long that bounce lasts.


What is really interesting is that no one is ready to even whisper Titan, Rob Pardo of Blizzard did let out that they have moved from development to "full production mode" with over 100 people now working on Titan. I've seen a reasonable argument for release sometime around 2015. That is important as I expect WoW won't see a real major drop off in players until Titan goes online.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even "Titan" may not have much impact as it is supposedly a different sort of game. Diablo 3 had a very limited impact on WoW... and same can be said of many, many other games... sure, some people switched to others... but there are still huge numbers of people playing WoW.

As for the bounce, it started before 25.9. already. Even though I am currently not able to upload more due to site's status, I am already almost at last month's figure updatewise and actually above the new ones of August... and that with having already suffered the loss of two computers... *sigh* More on that in it's own thread.
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