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Lol, Mists of Pandaria sounds like a lame attempt to milk some quick bucks out of ever-loyal WoW players.

Not that I've ever really cared for WoW, I played it a bit way back when (TBC), but now it's like Generic MMO #34790263.

*gets ready for flamefest lolz*
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Originally Posted by MethosTR View Post

Lol, Mists of Pandaria sounds like a lame attempt to milk some quick bucks out of ever-loyal WoW players.
Not that I've ever really cared for WoW, I played it a bit way back when (TBC), but now it's like Generic MMO #34790263.
*gets ready for flamefest lolz*

I agree with you, it plays as any other MMO BUT it was the first big MMO and because of that it wont die soon. Everyone knows WoW, if there is one computer game my mother knows by name then it is WoW. And because of that popularity it will still last for at least 4+ years, except if they wouldn't have a major content patch/expansion for longer than a year.
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Lol, Mists of Pandaria sounds like a lame attempt to milk some quick bucks out of ever-loyal WoW players.
Not that I've ever really cared for WoW, I played it a bit way back when (TBC), but now it's like Generic MMO #34790263.
*gets ready for flamefest lolz*

It's hard to call WoW a "Generic MMO" when it alone set the low bar of standards that other developers have started to use.

It would be appropriate to just call it "The Father of Generic MMOs" instead.
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I'm a sucker for the WoW artstyle, and this Chinese theme looks incredible. Book me for Mists, I'll be playing the worst class in the game, my Warrior <3.

I'm right there with you. Prot Warrior 4 life.
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Long time Wow player, recent T E R A convert. Pandas and the lack of skill needed to play have driven our whole family away from the franchise.
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I'm trying my best to stay away from Subscription based games like World of Warcraft. Not only because they're addicting, but because i'm currently unemployed and don't want to leech money to pay for the subscription fee and i'm going to Community College in this upcoming semester. Last thing I want is to get so addicted that I don't want to get another JOB! Lol
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WoW isn't going anywhere until a legitimate contender rises to challenge it. I would consider the population somewhat lean these days and I still have no problems doing anything at virtually any time. I do not think GW2 will have the mass appeal required to take WoW out.

With that said, after eight years, Blizzard needs to bring out a new MMO. I've never found WoW to be bad, just stale, because it's essentially the same thing over and over.
    
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WoW isn't going anywhere until a legitimate contender rises to challenge it. I would consider the population somewhat lean these days and I still have no problems doing anything at virtually any time. I do not think GW2 will have the mass appeal required to take WoW out.
With that said, after eight years, Blizzard needs to bring out a new MMO. I've never found WoW to be bad, just stale, because it's essentially the same thing over and over.

Wow will only get replaced by another Blizzard MMO. Other MMO makes dont have the ability to make something as massive as Wow.
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I think another reason why World of Warcraft is so popular is that it's an household name. I knew what World of Warcraft was years before I even began to play it. People without internet know what World of Warcraft is. You always hear about it. You can't say the same thing about RIFT, Tera, or Aion. So naturally people who are interested in MMO's look at World of Warcraft first.
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Wow will only get replaced by another Blizzard MMO. Other MMO makes dont have the ability to make something as massive as Wow.

that's a pretty narrow view to think nobody else can make something to compete with WoW. Even Blizzard knows this isn't true... otherwise, why would they even try to make another MMO?

I realize Titan is supposed to be some great successor, but the things i've read about it... sounds geared more towards a casual gamer than a true MMO player.
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