the next expansion will be released on 25 September, and I'd bet that WoW will regain at least 1 million, and possibly 2 million, for at least the rest of the year. This is not just a game, it's an ongoing, growing, changing world (or worlds, since each "realm" is effectively a world unto itself, even though cross-realm battles and such are now possible and popular). Nothing like it has been seen before; the other MMORPGs all taken together still don't have as many active players as WoW.
WoW has certainly endured the trials of time, not what many mmos can say the same (ahem, Star Wars The Old Republic). However with Guild Wars 2 coming out, I would like to see how that will impact WoW subscribers as there has been much criticism of the Pandas invading in the next expansion.
"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to
them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new."
Incredible numbers, one of the best games for sure!
Hi my name is CDeeter and I'm a Warcrack Addict.
I can't help myself, every time I think I can stop, I end up starting a new toon. lol
Seriously though, I do enjoy it. It's a fun way to hang out with friends even though they are hundreds of miles away.
Maybe i am alone in this mindset but after watching Kung Fu Panda i was ready to do anything to wu-shi finger hold an enemy.
seriously if they dont have that particular ability in WOW they need to seriously reconsider what panda model they are looking at.
Wow has been a massive game, well actually a life style. people who play WOW faithfully generally do not brag to their friends about their new lexus, or driver. It generally runs along the lines of having invaded stormwind with only a group while slaying the master boss and every alliance player in the city.
But panda's is kinda far out there even in the virtual world of orcs, elves and undead. I think Wow ought o go take a look at their Warcraft 3 games and see why they were so popular and get back to the simplicity and honesty of ranking up and then testing your skill against an equally skilled opponent. Like take the huge dependence off of armor and stats and instead offer more offers that require practice such as skill shots and perhaps a rogue move that splits the character like the orginal blade master.
I can't believe that many people still play WoW. Even when I was playing it, I was bored much of the time. Maybe GW2 will take out some more subcribers. Everquest only went F2P just this year, so WoW will probably keep hanging around for awhile longer though.
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