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6-25-2010 @ 6:04PM
I can't wait for this movie :\
6-25-2010 @ 7:12PM
I could be wrong here, but to me it feels like WoW is kind of at it's climax right now. We're not hearing the reports about a growing subscriber base like we used to. Don't get me wrong, I love the game, I have 7 80s, but I think this might be as good as it get's. There will be more expansions to be sure, it's not going to all come crashing down over night, but I don't see it getting any bigger than it is now. Which makes me wonder how long it's going to take to get this movie out. If WoW's popularity wanes, will the move me as big of a hit?
6-25-2010 @ 7:35PM
"I could be wrong here"yes you are.
6-25-2010 @ 8:47PM
Yes, he is.besides, in the "dead" season right now. Wait til october/november and try saying WoW is "past its climax" again lol...
6-25-2010 @ 10:13PM
@IkarusA well made movie is going to be seen. It won't be "Avatar" big, but it's still going to reach a wider audience than the game is now(and probably wider than it'd *ever* likely reach as a game). And it *will* reach a wider audience, there's a reason Hollywood is making hundreds¹ of new movies every year. And there's going to be a notable chunk of that whole new audience who will say "Oh, *that's* what that WoW thing's all about... Maybe I should give it a try". Not all of them will stay, naturally, but some of them will.The end result of this being, even *if* WoW's at it's peak now, even *if* SW:TOR takes a big chunk of the subscriber base while other MMOs chip away at the edges, this movie is going to be good for WoW.You may note I never said anything about WoW's popularity affecting how the movie does, and that's because it's the other way around. Movies are Big Damn Business, much bigger than gaming, and WoWs' player base isn't going to make(or break) the movie. *People who like movies* are going to do that, the 11.5 million people who play now just mean there's a slightly larger buffer of people likely to watch it than one would get from a wholly original IP.As for feeing like WoW it at it's climax, we *are* at the end of an expansion, we've killed the Lich King that's been taunting us for over a year, of course it feels climatic, it damn well should! If it didn't, *that* would be a sign to worry about WoW. If, two months after Cataclysm hits, we're still looking at ~11-12 million players, *then* you'll have something to back up your doomsaying. Till then, you're just another nutter with a cardboard sign.¹=You might rightly think I'm exaggerating here. I mean, how *many* movies could really be released in one year?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_in_filmI counted 138(that's ONE-HUNDRED AND THIRTY EIGHT!) movies with a "wide release"(600+ theaters) in 2009. There were at least that many again in limited release films, and four re-released movies(because somehow there weren't enough movies in 2009).And *that's* during an economic recession, when the studios are being marginally picky about how they throw their money about. So yeah...
6-26-2010 @ 2:50AM
"I could be wrong here, but to me it feels like WoW is kind of at it's climax right now. "You're pretty good at predicting these things? (Srry, couldn't resist :) )Ontopic, I would love to see how this movie turns out. Sam Raimi is a good director who could really take the movie into the right direction. (Unlike some others I could name.................. isn't that right,Uwe Boll? :P)
6-26-2010 @ 5:20AM
Well he's not completely wrong, WoW IS pretty much at it's climax. I really don't think the playerbase will grow much larger thant what it is now - my feelings tell me around 14-15 million is the absolute limit it can still grow to, before the amount of subscribers will start to decline. Nothing lasts forever, not even WoW. But of course I'm not saying it will all fall apart in a day, it will take years until WoW kicks the bucket should the amount of paying customers start declining right now - with Cataclysm looming in the horizon I don't think it will, just now, it might just breathe in the last breaths of life for the game and possibly give a small temporary boost to the subscriber numbers.On an unrelated note, I find it amusing how the more rabid fans downvote comments that don't worship the ground under Blizzard's feet. IMO he said nothing scandalous, yet was viciously attacked by other commenters.
6-26-2010 @ 10:13AM
"Movies are Big Damn Business, much bigger than gaming, and WoWs' player base isn't going to make(or break) the movie."Actually, you're wrong. The video game industry has surpassed Hollywood in annual revenue.
6-28-2010 @ 4:17AM
I have sad news for everyone, wow "is kind of at it's climax". Also wow "was kind of at it's climax" before WotLK and also pre TBH....snif snif
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