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.
Originally Posted by Spade616
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?
Originally Posted by flamingoyster
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.