Originally Posted by Plex
Lol I had a good laugh.
You are trolling, right? Regardless of your opinion, Blizzard's titles (all of them) are insanely successful. I personally play SC2 nonstop, and when I'm not playing it I'm watching massive e-sports league that is the GSL in South Korea.
You can call it a rehash or uncreative all you want. Doesn't change the fact that their games consistently break every record there is in every genre they decide to tackle.
Guild Wars evolved the genre? Haha. Alright.
Regardless if you want to take the valid point that Guild Wars did more for the genre than WoW did one can't simply state that because a company is successful or profitable it develops fun games.
There are a myriad of reasons why WoW is so successful, among which: the simplified mechanics of the game, WoW took what many MMOs did before them, polished it into a universe well known to many gamers, and unleashed it to the general public.
WoW is ten times more accessible than any other MMO, it uses basic classes familiar to almost anyone, has no complex leveling system and uses quite a lot of PvE content to entertain just about anyone.
In other words, WoW does not apply to a niche market, instead it tries to address the general main-stream market, and it bode them well.
Simply pointing towards its success or the amount of profit it makes, does not mean everybody around you has to like it, nor does it prove that it has enhanced/evolved the genre in anyway.
Just because millions of people bought an iPhone, iPod, iMac etc. doesn't mean their products are particularly good.
If WoW works for you, that's your blessing, nobody can ever say otherwise, if you like that game, by all means keep updating your subscription.
But don't ignore other people' comments or critics just because you don't agree with it.