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12-30-2008 @ 4:35PM
The biggest question is, what percentage of people who played and loved W3 played wow? The lore dying out (read: arthas dying) isn't a valid reason for loss of subscribers for those who didn't play the original warcraft series. And even more for those who don't even care about the lore.As has been said many times before, the only thing to take out wow will be blizzard. Diablo 3 will leaks subscriptions in the US, and Starcraft II will take a large chunk out (half a million at least), because of its rediculously huge impact overseas in the asian countries, most noticibly korea.Blizzard has always said that they will produce content for WoW as long as people are playing it. But after 5 years on a game, people have to get 'burned out' playing, developing, and improving the same classes, raids, etc (Raids are different content, but they still function for the most part under the same mechanics, tank, dps, healer). Which is why i'm not suprised were seeing encounters like Malygos, where you take control of drakes, and don't use your character at all (for the last third ;)The "Next-Gen MMO" blizzard is making will certainly take a massive portion out of the market.
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