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I really find it astounding that people assume xXjay247Xx is talking about Blizzard's financial success.

If you give one damn about how popular a game is beyond the bare minimum numbers needed to find some people to play with, or to ensure it won't be shut down in the immediate future, you should probably reevaluate your reasons for playing.

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id like to see proof of this, since the last time i checked, they had over 12million subscribers.
Since when does popular equate to good?

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That seems rather ignorant. A financially successful game existing affects you positively even if you don't like it yourself, because it spurs other companies to put out games that will compete -- and the best way to compete is to innovate and make an even better game.

Honestly, Blameless, I'm surprised.
It goes both ways. Blizzard commands so much market share that many other games, including some I find to be considerably more enjoyable, never stand a chance. Also, many companies try to emulate Blizzard's success by releasing all sorts of clones and some of these do pretty well. The best way to compete is not necessarily to innovate, and I think this is fairly self evident. The current most popular MMOs all follow more or less the same formula. The most innovative ones tend to be niche products that are doomed to financial failure.

Anyway, both sides can be argued, and both arguments have some merit. When it comes right down to it, I cannot predict the exact upsides or downsides for the big picture of gaming. It's futile to even try.

I just buy what I enjoy; it's really all I can do.
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Since when does popular equate to good?
Since when does something have to be "good" to not be a failure?
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So, hypothetically, if Jesus descended to earth with the sole purpose of creating the best MMO in the universe, an MMO so good you would cry tears of manly joy just from reading the description of it, you still wouldn't play it for $15/month? You wouldn't pay $15/month to experience heaven on earth whenever you turned on your computer?
Talking about making a whale story from my fish story.

And indubitably, I wouldn't.
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Since when does popular equate to good?
Yeah, this argument doesn't really work with something as opinionated as a video game. I might despise Lady Gaga and find that other artists are much more enjoyable, and her success has hampered similar artists' ability to succeed and be noticed. Her popularity is the measure here-- nothing more, nothing less.

You don't like WoW, and that's fine. But you have to realize that just because you think other games are better doesn't mean that they are, and it certainly doesn't mean that everyone else thinks they are, either.

edit:

I missed this in your post:
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I just buy what I enjoy; it's really all I can do.
Good man. That's the attitude to have. (not being sarcastic)
Edited by Plex - 3/7/11 at 1:53pm
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Popular and successful equate to "good" by consensus. Individual opinion has nothing to do with numeric popularity. Individual opinion also has no baseline reference to determine "good", whereas popularity does.
And there are always going to be people who have a hate-on for anything successful, whether it's actually a "good" game or not.
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one of the few game companies id actually believe. no reason to doubt them
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I honestly want to know who and what a "dream team" consists of at Blizzard...
 
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You don't like WoW, and that's fine. But you have to realize that just because you think other games are better doesn't mean that they are, and it certainly doesn't mean that everyone else thinks they are, either.
If everyone agreed with me, I'd know I was wrong.

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Popular and successful equate to "good" by consensus.
In this case, WoW has got nothing on obesity.

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Individual opinion has nothing to do with numeric popularity.
And vice versa.

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Individual opinion also has no baseline reference to determine "good", whereas popularity does.
I do not subscribe to the opinion that popularity is a useful baseline for defining "good".
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