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5-09-2011 @ 7:13PM
This is a clear sign that WoW's status as the dominant MMORPG is just about gone.I expect WoW to drop below 10 million subscribers as soon as 2035, and completely collapse by the start of the 22nd century. By 2150 or so, most children won't even know where the phrase "Leeeeeeeeeroy Jenkins!!" comes from, or why it's linked with suicidal stupidity.
5-09-2011 @ 7:18PM
I couldn't tell by your first sentence whether or not you were sarcastic, and was all ready to point out numbers.Then I finished reading your comment.
5-09-2011 @ 7:23PM
5-09-2011 @ 7:24PM
*Finishes reading comment.* *Reads again*. *Reads in the voice of Morgan Freeman*. Nope, still can't tell.
5-09-2011 @ 7:28PM
Alternately...Nichols: By the 23rd century, World of Warcraft fandom had evolved from a loose association of nerds with skin problems into a full-blown religion. Priest: And Leeroy ran into the rookery, where they would be no whelplings at all. Congregation: Please link your achievement.
5-09-2011 @ 7:31PM
Kudos to you for the hilarious bait-and-switch. ^_^ Here, have a mana cookie.
5-09-2011 @ 9:11PM
Alternatively, this can be read in Gilbert Gottfried's voice.
5-09-2011 @ 11:08PM
Well, I do expect WoW to drop below 50% of the MMO subscription market this year. After all, it has gone back to roughly November 2008 subscription levels, and the overall MMO market has been growing this whole time.Unless Blizzard does something truly stupid, though, it should still keep it's leading position for a few years at least.
5-10-2011 @ 6:04AM
Wow, you must be pretty good at predicting these things
5-10-2011 @ 11:25AM
@DarkWalker: It's true that MMOs have been growing as in there are a lot more MMOs in circulation than there were when WoW first launched but most of those MMOs don't have a million subscribers, most are sitting around half of that number. WoW still has multiple millions ahead of most competition, so it will probably take more than just a few years for WoW to drop to the number 2 spot on the popularity charts.
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