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I have been placing in top 15 US since WoW's release. I took my guild to #2 US during black temple. Our lowest point was sunwell because everyone started to quit since content was taking forever to release.

that was nice :O, i never got bored with the tbc content tongue.gif the content could take sometime to get out but when it came out it was always amazing
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I like how people say the content is no good.


You know.. they should do what I have been advocating for the last decade.. GET RID OF LEVEL CAPS.. Use an exponential experience system.. And create content by creating actual new skills and abilities for players. If you remove level caps things get REAL interesting.
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I like how people say the content is no good.


You know.. they should do what I have been advocating for the last decade.. GET RID OF LEVEL CAPS.. Use an exponential experience system.. And create content by creating actual new skills and abilities for players. If you remove level caps things get REAL interesting.

Make Love Not Warcraft.
post #134 of 258
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Wow has 10 million subscribers. Yep its dying.
Wow has more active US servers than any other MMO has globally. Yep its dying.
Wow has sustained numbers better than any MMO in history. Yep its dying.
Wow has outdated graphics but at least its combat animation works. Yep its dying (looking at you SWTOR)
If we want to talk about dying look at Warhammer. I believe it is down to 2 or 1 US server now.
I have not played Wow for over a year and won't pick it back up but you have to give credit where credit is due and it is still the king weather you personally like it or not smile.gif
P.S. GW2 looks amazing but will it have the longevity of WoW .. time will tell.

People are saying it's dying, not that it's dead. Yes, there is a difference. They lost around 2 mil subs in the last few months according to the recent report... and it's still dropping. With GW2 right around the corner, it's going to put another large dent in WoW.

None of your arguments matter with the term "dying". It doesn't matter if there are 1,000 subs or 100 mil subs, if it's losing subs at a steady pace (which it is) then it is dying. Dying =! Dead.

I was a huge WoW fanboy up until the middle of Cata. I was in the top .001% most of the time (from way back to Molten Core), with my final guild being Enigma, which is currently ranked #4 in the USA. The game has had some major high points and low points, but right now it's just bland and boring. It has nothing on GW2, and yes I have played the beta, and even in the rare case that GW2 fails I would not go back to WoW. The game has no appeal anymore, I sold my account for a nice $3000 and moved on right around the time Firelands came out. That was what? Half a year ago? Still no regrets.
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Wow has 10 million subscribers. Yep its dying.
Wow has more active US servers than any other MMO has globally. Yep its dying.
Wow has sustained numbers better than any MMO in history. Yep its dying.
Wow has outdated graphics but at least its combat animation works. Yep its dying

Dont Blizz count ANY subscription whether its active or inactive as a subscriber? Plus the fact that it lost like 2m subs during Cata and is still losing them at a constant rate i would say that its on its way down. The graphics ARE out dated and the animations are as well, not to mention boring compared to other MMOs out there. I would say the KEY point is that with Cata WoW lost like 2million subs it keeps losing more, not at a stop start kind of way but in a steady out, out, out kinda of way.

Sure its not dead, but it IS dying and its only a matter of time before it DOES die.
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what a rip off..

WoW Ripped off the Story of Warhammer, and now they lose Subs they have to rip off something else like Kung Fu Panda???

what the Nuts man...

and SWTOR is not Failing =(

they have been gaining more and more subs... there is just a lot of Misinformation spreading around.

But WoW just needs to end.
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Dont Blizz count ANY subscription whether its active or inactive as a subscriber? Plus the fact that it lost like 2m subs during Cata and is still losing them at a constant rate i would say that its on its way down. The graphics ARE out dated and the animations are as well, not to mention boring compared to other MMOs out there. I would say the KEY point is that with Cata WoW lost like 2million subs it keeps losing more, not at a stop start kind of way but in a steady out, out, out kinda of way.
Sure its not dead, but it IS dying and its only a matter of time before it DOES die.

In the subscriber count they include all free to play account (up to 20) as well (which don't expire).

Not to mention OVER 5 MILLION of the subs are from China.
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Make Love Not Warcraft.

Funny, however, There would be people to counter balance a guy like that. For a few reasons. At exponential experience (and any D and Der will tell you this)

Unless you find some creatures that give a ridiculous amount of experience. You're going to hit a plateau where you literally can't level very quickly.

source


And what you see here is people hitting level 20 to 25 not so bad... and you NEVER see someone hitting level 50.. now you could scale that back and have it where it gets so exponentially hard at 85 to level but that its STILL possible.
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Besides. what happened to Aion??
Korean grindfest #81519 happened.
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Besides. what happened to Aion??
Korean grindfest #81519 happened.

What happened to Rift?

Oh yeah millions spent $50 on a game that was $10 the next month. (Including me.)

WoW Copy Fail #28934578343.
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