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11-09-2009 @ 9:26AM
WoW's destruction is inevitable, as are all MMO's, because players are a fickle bunch. Personally I think the game is more accessible than ever before, and indeed some aspects of WoW need improvement (the devs have acknowledged this on many occasions). But one thing anyone in business understands is, the next big thing is indeed always just around the corner. Myspace got cocky, now you have Facebook.Yahoo got complacent, now you Google.AOL got overconfident, now you have... the Internet without using AOL!Lessons aplenty for those who are paying attention.
11-09-2009 @ 9:49AM
INC! WALL OF TEXT!People always say this. But there was tons of MMOs that were suppose to beat WoW (WAR, Aion, to name to recent few), but they never did. In the game world, a company that has been going at it for a while (5 years) and has been doing a great job isn't just going to bet crushed. They know what they are doing. Plus people have invested time and money into Warcraft. Also many people know the lore and they like it, they want to see whats going to happen next, even if it does mean Tauren Paladins. How much money have you invested in wow? Lets assume you have been playing for 2 years, that's $360, not to mention $75+ for the game/xpac/xpac. If you have been playing for 5 years, as I have, you have spent around $900 (even as I type that, that number shocks me).Now when you talk of MySpace/Yahoo/AOL, how much money did you invest in those companies? Zero (well, maybe AOL, but that's besides the point).World of Warcraft will continue to be a great success as long as they have new expansions, content patches, and cater to all levels of players. (On that last note, games like WAR catered more towards pvp and some RP while games like Aion are almost completely devoted toward pve (8+ Hour raiding with no chance of leaving and coming back the next day)).
11-09-2009 @ 11:32AM
@travis: i'm not at all shocked by how much i've spent on wow's monthly subscription. do you pay for cable? try adding that up and get ready to be shocked even more. as it is, i don't pay for cable, my only subscription-based entertainment venues are wow and netflix...not a bad deal at all
11-09-2009 @ 11:13AM
@Travis: you're totally right!@Sinnh: The difference between cable and mmo's is that there isn't such thing as "progression" in cable.If you all of a sudden switch from WoW to, say, EQ2, you can't transfer your characters (and all the stuff they carry with them) from one game to another. You start from ZERO, after 2 or 5 years of progression and money invested into it.
11-09-2009 @ 11:57AM
Warcraft is too big to fail!
11-09-2009 @ 12:16PM
@LevaiathanAnd the Titanic was "unsinkable"
11-09-2009 @ 12:21PM
@TravisFYI: Aion is not focused on PVE at all... they don't even have any instances that take more than 6 people (standard group size in Aion) to clear yet. It is a heavily PVP focused game with RVR action 1 time a day where you do some PvPvE stuff. PVE is horrible in that game.
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