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It was yesterday revealed that the number of WoW subscriptions have dropped with 300,000, which is still quite a number even though there are still eleven million players, but could this be a sign of people preparing for the Old Republic?

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Perhaps, but also an equally telling sign that games like Rift are becoming more popular. Having played Rift myself, I can assure you in regards to lore it completely destroys WoW. The rifts are a nice little addition that they semi-twisted from Warhammer Online, while the versatility of classes is unique to my experiance as well.

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WoW subscription will never drop much cause of other games. Only WoW will kill WoW.

Everytime theres some major MMO released we see short spikes on subsriptions, but after 2 months they are like before. Old Republic will be a major release and WoW will and others will of course suffer from it but not for long.

Back in the days when i started playing MMOs 200,000 players worldwide was considered success. And it still is. WoW was major thing and has gotten streamlined way too much to consider it a real MMO anymore. I am quite worried about Old Republic on its state. Might be fun yes, but nothing that we havent seen before. Maybe its much more polished than other recent releases, but as gameplay goes... Think not
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WoW has become a grindfest, every patch just reboots the grind. It is the problem with any game of that nature that goes on for a long period of time. It would not shock me at all if the majority of those that quit the game are long term players like I was. I am just curious to see if Blizzard will copy others and go F2P eventually with the game.

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I'm pretty sure that Blizzard will go to F2P with microtransactions as soon as players numbers drop enough, I give it maybe 2 years.
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The time of the Old Republic is nigh! Soon World of Warcraft will crumble into the dust as its long reign comes to an end that has been waiting ever since they killed the one villain they had that could stand up to others in terms of coolness, the Lich King.


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Honestly I don't see Old Republic being the nail in the coffin for WoW. I have preordered and can't wait to play it but I doubt it will hugely impact WoW, it won't pull enough of the mom and pa players that WoW has.

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The time of the Old Republic is nigh! Soon World of Warcraft will crumble into the dust as its long reign comes to an end that has been waiting ever since they killed the one villain they had that could stand up to others in terms of coolness, the Lich King.


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Good sales speech. Numbers will drop for few months for sure, but they will get back up close to previous numbers.
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Unfortunately, it's a slim hope that WoW will die. For now, though, let it be the haven of idiots, so that the intelligent people can go to something else and not get harassed.

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Honestly I don't see Old Republic being the nail in the coffin for WoW. I have preordered and can't wait to play it but I doubt it will hugely impact WoW, it won't pull enough of the mom and pa players that WoW has.
i think it will have more pull on the "older" generation who love Starwars, plus the fact that it will be rated Teen in which it will more then likely have no more mature content then WoW, should be fine for the said "mom and pa" players.

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