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12-14-2010 @ 8:09AM
The last boss will be whoever is available when the game finally comes to an end.MMO's don't get big, flashy endings like other RPG's. The game will only end when subscriptions flag to the point that the game isn't sustainable any more, and when that happens, they're not going to invest the money to create some final boss encounter or ending expansion just to give the few remaining players some closure.So, sad to say, there's not ever going to be some "final boss" for WoW; that's just not the nature of MMO's. When WoW comes to an end, as ultimately it must (hopefully many, many years from now...) it's end not with a bang, but with a whimper.
12-14-2010 @ 9:00AM
You're probably right about most of your post, but wrong about the timing. WoW will probably not end when subscriptions start to lag - Blizz would almost certainly run it on a free-to-play basis (like so many of the smaller MMO's already do) for as long as there are still people willing to play. At that time - expect the game to get smaller, updates less frequent and more and more content to cost money. Until it gets to the point where the balance shifts too far and the cost of running it starts to outweigh what all but the most diehard fans are prepared to spend. At that point it will die.Perhaps not even completely then. There are illegal servers now. I would not be surprized if some fans keep a few up after the fact - if only for retrogaming purposes.
12-14-2010 @ 9:53AM
It will pick up in warcraft 4/5 imo, which will be a big "nostalgia" hit because we will all miss the days of wow, it may or may not be a RTS or single player rpg.
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