Sep 13th 2011 5:23PM @ DBriggs304: WoW killer is such a horrible buzz word. It should honestly just be struck from the vocab of the MMO community. Also saying that games are failures or have fallen just because they didn't live up to the horrible buzz word of "WoW killer" is equally as bad and stupid. If a game is running and making a profit for their respective companies then that is a success. There are reasons why people make up a top 10 MMO list after all and that is because multiple MMOs can and do run simultaneously while being financially successful it just happens to be that WoW is at the top of the list, it doesn't mean it's the only successful MMO though.
Aug 30th 2011 2:44PM On the subject of people coming back to WoW after a new MMO release. That didn't seem to happen at least not yet. WoW suffered two quarter losses in a row the first being 600k and the next being 300k. I wonder how quarter 3 is going to turn out. Many MMOs are on the horizon, SW: ToR this year, followed by Guild Wars 2 and Tera probably next year. It's going to be an interesting time in the land of MMOs here in the not to distant future.
I know WoW isn't going to die and I don't want it to but I think it is in for some more permanent losses here in the future, the fact that the cost barrier to entry is still pretty high might end up exacerbating the problem even further, I think if the cost of the older games were brought down more significantly than they already are then a flow of new players would offset those who go off to other games.
Aug 12th 2011 3:00PM "I've had this conversation with a Blizzard person before, and Blizzard is not at all interested in splitting up the players in WoW. Blizzard will make a new game (Titan) instead."
Isn't there going to be some splitting up of the fan base anyways? Blizzard representatives have actually said they hope WoW continues on even after Titan's launch.
"As it relates to that other [MMO], we think that it's going to be very impactful in our industry and, we hope, very impactful to the world," Sams continued. "We think that that will be, after Diablo III, the next big thing from us. The thing that we hope will happen is that it will not stop World of Warcraft but we believe will eclipse it."
Aug 9th 2011 7:20PM @Ren54
Yeah but now look at Rift you can go to the Rift shard forums and also have the shard status page in another tab, now look how many shards appear in the shard forums but don't appear in the shard status list, this is because several of Rift's shards have been turned into trial shards.
Aug 8th 2011 12:44AM I was already pretty interested in possibly getting to explore Pandaria and meet the Pandarens as soon as the trademark was made, but now after reading this article I got to say my interest has gone up ten fold. If even half the things that Anne discussed make it into the game then I will be very pleased with the next expansion.
Aug 3rd 2011 12:33PM @ Zabrah: What do you mean Pandarens have no lore? Look them up on wowpedia, or play Warcraft 3 that had a bonus campaign with Chen Stormstout a Pandaren.
Also go here http://sonsofthestorm.com/gallery.php?artist=samwise
if you want to see some cool Pandaren pics made by Samwise
Jul 23rd 2011 12:44PM To answer your question, yeah there are many places we have not seen in WoW yet regarding Azeroth, a good example is Kul Tiras. There are so many bodies of water right now that if you try to swim in them you can get that fatigued debuff that eventually will kill you, I believe these uncharted waters are hiding many places that we will get to travel to in the future. I'm personally hoping for some kind of high seas type expansion that has many harbor type towns like Booty Bay, and boat mounts similar to the boat you get access to in Thousand Needles.
Jul 19th 2011 2:17PM I think it would be pretty cool if this was something to indicate an Emerald Dream type expansion or patch. It would also be pretty neat when time draws closer for an Emerald Dream whatever that more of these rings appear in other places of Azeroth and that eventually these rings become like portals that would take players into the Emerald Dream.
Jun 17th 2011 9:00PM WoW could very well be declining, but people who really do enjoy the game (like me) should not be very worried about that. The reason being is that there are many examples of MMOs having really long lifespans, one of the prime examples is Ultima Online which has been around since 1997, that's 14 years and that game just recently started to talk about updates for the summer I even think they already released one of those patches they had planned. Also another good example is Everquest 1+2, despite the fact that there is an Everquest 2 the original Everquest still has a decent following so it still gets updated.
Also for those who are worried about Blizzard dropping WoW in favor of Titan there is evidence that suggests that should not be the case, Ultima Online and Everquest are both owned and developed by companies that are also running other MMOs alongside these games so if these companies can do it then I don't see why Blizzard wouldn't at least try and possibly succeed at having both WoW and Titan going on at the same time.
WoW could be on the verge of declining to the point where they lose their number one spot or at least sharing it with another MMO, but as stated above it should be a long time before it shuts down entirely.
Jun 10th 2011 10:31AM I don't think WoW has much to worry about from Star Wars. Yes WoW will lose people to Star Wars but Star Wars is not going to demolish WoW. It's not going to kill WoW but it could knock WoW down more in line with the other sub based MMOs meaning instead of having double digits in the millions WoW could drop down to the single digit millions or even drop down into the thousands range essentially sharing the top spot with multiple MMOs at the same time.
Also the MMO market will most likely expand thanks to Star Wars instead of cannibalizing itself, I'm sure there are thousands of people who have never thought about playing MMOs before who would pick up TOR just because it's Star Wars.