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WoWs time is up, if it somehow does not go down, i fear for our society as a whole.
I fear for total MMO genre of anyone who was introduced to MMO games through WoW.
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WoWs time is up, if it somehow does not go down, i fear for our society as a whole.
I fear for you, if your sole hope for society is the crashing of a single game. =) There's been lots to fear for awhile, and the reasons are too varied and complex to be figured out by anyone without an extensive history into fields such as Sociology or Psychology. Even then, it's a mess of more questions than answers. People are complex beings, they are, and there are some very good reasons people become addicted to games such as WoW.

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I fear for you, if your sole hope for society is the crashing of a single game. =) There's been lots to fear for awhile, and the reasons are too varied and complex to be figured out by anyone without an extensive history into fields such as Sociology or Psychology. Even then, it's a mess of more questions than answers. People are complex beings, they are, and there are some very good reasons people become addicted to games such as WoW.
oh it is not the hope of a single game crashing, its the hope of realization of how shit the game truly is and deciding to move on to a game thats much, much better.

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WoWs time is up, if it somehow does not go down, i fear for our society as a whole.
It's impossible to argue with a delusional person, but still entertaining.

I'll say again if Star Wars breaks the million mark I will be very very surprised.

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First off, you should get your own facts straight then.
Oh and can I have a source for the 5 million Active Subs please.

Here's my source http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20101007005648/en

As you can see it clearly does not include promotional, expired or cancelled subs.

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ok, Amaro, firstly, I would like to point out that is the number purely stated by blizzard entertainment, which was staed in Oct 07th 2010 just before the release of Cataclysm, which alot of players did come back for then left after seeing that cataclysm was nothing new.

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"World of Warcraft is currently available in eight languages and is played in North America, Europe, mainland China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Chile, Argentina, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. " I might be missing a few there, but I am almost 100% positive that they do not actually have "active Subs" in the bolded areas, like the US and Europe areas, as, at the very least, for china and Korea, they CANT have subcriptions there, so they use a different system to aquire numbers to make their game seem much more grandure then it already is.

You also have to read between the lines.

"Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced today that the subscriber base for World of Warcraft®, its award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), now exceeds 12 million players worldwide" blizzard announced they exceeded 12 million players worldwide, they never once said 12 million active subcriptions, just that they exceeded 12 million players. and that, their number was Reached due to the chinese release, which does not have a true subscription base like the US or Europe.

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So what you're saying it you don't have a source, you're just guessing. So in short, you're making shit up.

I'm going to go out and say they did not drop 7 Million users after cataclysm as that's unrealistic.

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Who cares? Only nannies and kids play this game anyway. The remaining minority who are adults with the potential to act, think and feel like normal human beings will be swept up by the upcoming trifecta of AAA titles; The Secret World, Star Wars: ToR and Guild Wars 2.

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Who cares? Only nannies and kids play this game anyway. The remaining minority who are adults with the potential to act, think and feel like normal human beings will be swept up by the upcoming trifecta of AAA titles; The Secret World, Star Wars: ToR and Guild Wars 2.
Of you know, not play MMO's and go out with their Wives, Husbands, Girlfriends etc and live a normal life.

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So what you're saying it you don't have a source, you're just guessing. So in short, you're making shit up.

I'm going to go out and say they did not drop 7 Million users after cataclysm as that's unrealistic.
let me ask you something, is it good business sense to give a game you KNOW without a shadow of a doubt will make you a couple of million sales easily for FREE to anyone who subs to your mmo thats not on its last strings? no, its not, this means that Blizzard is intending to lose more money from loss of Subs to WoW then the amount of cash they would lose from giving D3 away for free to those who comit to a 12 month contract, effectively.

to HIT their 12 million number, if that number was truely the amount of active subs a YEAR AGO, which for the record in a subscription based game like wow can easily mean a huge difference in subscriptions within that time span, they had to account for the Chinese release of WotLK and the rise of return players who rejoined in order to prepare for Cataclysm. As someone who was part of that crowd at the time, I can safely say that there were ALOT of re-cancelled subscriptions after a month of the game, let alone a full year.

now, your a moron if you truly think that 12 million have been playing WoW for a year. seeing as how a good portion of those players returned purely to "test" cataclysm as the hype about it was that it was a "whole new game" but it was just the same shit streamlined.

Point is, 12 million was the amount of "subs" at a PEAK a year ago, accounting for a world wide surgeance of players coming back in anticipation of something that, ultimately, let down alot of players. Add to that, by purely looking at the new content blizzard is deciding to release, the fact that they are completely skipping content they wanted to bring out, the emerald dream, which was supposed to be the next expansion, in order to bring out a very asian, a very child friendly expansion, GIVING a game away for NO ADDITIONAL COST, when you commit to another 12 month subcription...

you can fill in the rest im sure. Blizzard has decided to make a last attempt at life for WoW using every dirty trick they can think of, if they had 12 million subscribers I very much doubt they would be going down this route, as, unless WoW is actually doing abysmally bad, to the point of dieing, why would a company effectively be struggleing so hard to keep their game alive.

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Admittedly I returned for Cataclysm but about two or three months later I cancelled.
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