So I watched the Blizzconn opening ceremony, and for the first time I actually considered cancelling my SWTOR pre-order...
Not saying WOW > SWTOR, and we sure as all hell do not need another thread debating that.
My point, that I would like to open up to discussion, is I think Blizzard did very nicely to make sure they stay competetive in their market. Which, honestly, is a compliment to SWTOR, Blizzard has done very little in the way of even caring about other MMO launches. Maybe letting out a big patch near their release date, steal their thunder a little, but nothing on this level, Certainly never have they locked their playerbase into 1 yr subs
**Edit: Just wanted to clarify, this is called good business strategy, NOT "Blizzard running scared"**
That being said, I'm keeping my SWTOR pre-order, CE even! But, tbh, if MoP was Dec 20th, I actually think I'd cancel SWTOR. I plan to give star wars a good run until MoP comes out, at that point I currently plan to play both games at max level, how that pans out, only time will tell.
Honestly, there is SO MUCH new stuff coming out I think its impossible to like it all, I hate that MoP was predicted before Blizzcon, I don't really care for pandaren, but everything else is a HUGE <3, zomg its gonna be awesome lol.
Actually it's funny because I have long predicted that SWTOR would be successful in tandem with WOW moreso than be competitive (I'm in no way saying they won't compete, just that theres more market still to grab than people see, imho of course) and theres 2 big reasons for that. A) SWTOR will bring newcomers to the market specifically looking for the theme as it's different than WOW (maybe they played Galaxies or EVE but this is obviously much more polished than they) and 2) People who will play both games, because MMO's are actually an extremely cheap hobby lol
So I leave you with this, what are your thoughts? While I still think SWTOR will still be hugely successful, I think Blizzard is playing the game well so far, and will negate a significant drop in subs (people like me, locked into a 1 year contract, while playing SWTOR) (((( Sorry long winded, appreciate it if youre still with me ))))