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11-09-2011 @ 2:07AM
Damn, that was suppose to be a reply to an earlier comment. I wont repost in the correct area, this is long enough.However, I will add;Since the number of new players that can join the game is finate, the number of new players being able to join will only go down over time. The only way to guage the success of a WoW expansion is to compare to total number of sales of the expansion and then compare it with it's subscription numbers near the end of it's cycle.For example, if Wrath sold 18 million units, and had 12 million subs when 3.3 was released, it failed to retain 33% of it's playerbase. If Cata only sold 13 million units and now has 10.3 million subs, then it lost 20% of it's playerbase.No one is actually looking at a comparison of expansion sales to active subs to declare if Cata is a success or a failure. Thinking everyone that stopped playing during Vanilla, TBC or Wrath will EVER return is a waste of time.
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