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Calm down,I love Blizzard as much as you do,but 7 years isn't that much Diablo II is more than 10 years old and people still play it and they will in the future!,so all I'm saying is that I disagree with the way they do things I payed for 2 years but then I thought I was just wasting my money man.
blizz continues to make $$ off of WoW, not on Diablo II (which is combo priced at $30 or less now)

So yes people still play Diablo II, but Blizz doesn't see the income from it that WoW generates.

And Diablo III isn't releasing this year, there's no reason for Blizz to release it this year.
They'll release it next year, setting up SC2 HOS to release in 2013.
post #102 of 205
RIFT was not the end of WoW, I have friends that play RIFT, and they're talking about it being stale already. RIFT got off their high horse and added add-on support because people needed their DPS meters and maps in dungeons. Any of the servers I've been on in RIFT are turning into ghost towns for end game dungeons and just overall decreasing populations already. Rifts opens up, you can't possibly fight off whats coming out, and there's no one around to help you anymore. The soul system was supposed to be the end all of creating classes, but what it boiled down is the same cookie cutter style, but just more detail. Configurations still work best with points put in certain places, just like WoW.

WoW is dying due to age, its really a matter of the game is old, its not bringing in as many new players as it used to, and people are retiring from the game at the same rate they were before. Rather than talking about milking a franchise and blah blah, why not fess up to the fact that Blizzard made an industry changing MMO that encaptured people across all generations. Their storyline was immersive, their content was great, and other than trade chat, their environment was fantastic.

The graphics are a bit dated, but still look great with the DX11 and bloom effects added in the most recent expansion. The storyline is still entertaining, minus the new emotions of thrall quest chain, his woman needs to realize he's ugly and green and not worth crying over. The support is phenomenal and set a bar that no other company can reach.

I personally will be playing SW:TOR, though I don't know for how long. I might be getting burnt out on MMOs, or I might just be done playing WoW after 6+ years of off and on play. No other game has held my interest for as many hours, over as many years, as WoW did.

I can guarantee this though, when Blizzard releases their next MMO, I'll buy it and gladly subscribe because the company has a long standing of making quality products, accessible to many players based on what they need, and support the product like all stars.
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Was fun while it lasted I guess. Lost interest a while ago though when each expansion felt like a rehash of the previous with different sprites.
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This is just what happened to runescape about a year and half ago. It lost its touch and became becoming dumbed down to draw in casuals.

(sorry for off topic.)
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Not surprised.
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Like it matters. That amount of loss users is a drop in the bucket compared to currently active subscribers.
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EverQuest had this too. Right before WoW/GW got released.

People anticipate the next step in MMO evolution and drop from their current game.

It happens.
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Yeah, my credit card expired last month so I just left it and didn't renew it. Hardly play it anymore anyways. Been playing since it came out.
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Like it matters. That amount of loss users is a drop in the bucket compared to currently active subscribers.
How is 1 million subs in thr past 2 quarters a drop in the bucket. That is a hell of a lot of subscribers to lose in 6 months...
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I played this game when it was new:

- It was awesome!
- So many things you hadn't seen before.
- Doing instances with 40 people was crazy!
- Doing simple instances was also pretty awesome since they were so many!
- Plenty of items to choose between.
- Classes were fairly balances. (except for rouges.. and than warlocks.. and than droods.. and than priest.. and than paladins.. and you get my point..)

I just started this game again:

- Everything has gone way to far and destroyed everything I loved about it.
- I would pay twice the month fee to play the real old original WoW once again.
- Nuff said.
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