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I thought WoW was free to play now... but I really don't pay any attention to the game.
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*geek-mode on*
Plot-wise, we've defeated some Old Gods, Kil'Jaeden, more Old Gods, Arthas and consider Deathwing defeated too in a few months - Cataclysm ends. What then? The only answer is Sargeras himself, the very tip of the antagonist food chain. So that's (god forbid) another potential expansion. I mean you can't consider WoW finished until Sargeras is finally erased (or turned good) right? True, it's a bit silly if the Titans ask a bunch of mortals from Azeroth to give them a hand against The Enemy of All Life and The Destroyer of Worlds...but if there's going to be another expansion, that'd be the ideal situation
Or they could~ you know, have some new ideas~ new villains, new lore... be creative... instead of murder villains one by one. The Warcraft universe is dead to me now. With Arthas dead, I don't know I just, I just don't care really. They've just taken a really interesting mythos and crapped all over it really.
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WoW is at a delicate point where there are several F2P games that have overtaken it in visuals (you can only tweak the 2004 engine so much) and can even compare to it in size and content. Also, PvP is a complete mess and there are plenty of cheaper/free MMO's that provide a more fun and balanced experience.
So the only thing you're paying for really is the dragon-slaying, and that's if you have the time to raid. Oh and I suppose you're also paying for the unrivalled customer service. But that's about it really.
Asking $25 per month for an experience that $5-15 per month (or even free) games can offer is...well, I don't see it lasting too long. A drop to $20 or even $15 has to happen soon.

There's also a problem with the whole "Blizzard's next MMO" thing. If Blizzard releases an actual MMORPG (leveling, pvp/pve, etc) then the WoW subscriptions will take a DIVE. WoW would literally plummet. Give me one good reason anyone would stick with WoW if another epic MMO is released by none other than Blizzard? So chances are Blizzard will milk WoW for years to come.

*geek-mode on*
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Emerald Dream, Yo!
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I don't even think i'd play it again even if they paid me $15 a month.
bahahaah this
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Free-To-Play translates to "Those who pay get better items" for every FTP game I've seen.
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Universe of Starcraft anyone?
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I don't even think i'd play it again even if they paid me $15 a month.
Idk.. I feel the same way. There are so many other games out there and RIFT is competitive, but I had some good times in WoW. Maybe if they just released an expansion that was like TBC I'd play again. The last two have been utter garbage.
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If id does, I bet you all those long time WOW gamers will sue to get there money back. They'll literally riot, it'll look like London times 4
     
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post #49 of 72
MMORPG's are so 5 years ago. I think the fad is dying. Same with pokemon and the other fads but this fad has lasted for a little while.
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I'm sad that some woman starved her kid to death while she played WOW, to me RPGs can be a bit too "Enthralling" for some people, and when you are a parent, that's a very bad thing as it robs time from your children. Never liked WOW anyway, even though it's more developed than some other RPGs (older ones), it's just not my cup o tea, sorry.

They could make it free, but I cannot see that happening, not unless they were planning on dropping support for the game 100% or something.

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