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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Abysal View Post
    Note that this is the same company that allowed huge franchises like Starcraft and Diablo to take long hiatuses (close to a decade each) before releasing new sequels and it's been about a decade since we've had a Warcraft RTS.
    Times change. It's not the same Blizzard anymore.

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    They'll milk it for all its worth until theres a 100,000 subs left and then maybe end it. I really dont see it going anywhere in the next few years, if they decided to end on a high note rather than a steady decline into darkness ide be really surprized, heres hoping they can actually produce good story for the millions of expansions to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crakerjack View Post
    WoW will end for multiple of reasons... one being Titan, can't own 2 MMO's and have them both succeed, one or the other will leach... PvP is total trash and at this rate blizzard will lose their whole PvP community... They're not even taking risks or jumps in the MMO-RPG genre... they're playing it safe and doing the same thing over and over and their only strategy to keep you playing if you get bored is with stupid gimicks such as pet battles. WoW is dying and blizzard is aware of it... every expansion from here on out will continue to lose subs... it's been that way since cataclysm and things still haven't changed.
    Whatever you are smoking, please share.

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    last xpac doesnt mean an end to the game patches can really go on for a long time and maybe rather than xpac theyll add things to the game for a small price for a small amount of content
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    Quote Originally Posted by crakerjack View Post
    WoW will end for multiple of reasons... one being Titan, can't own 2 MMO's and have them both succeed, one or the other will leach...
    This isn't necessarily true. We don't know what Titan is specifically. We know it's an MMO, but we don't know if it's an MMORPG or a different kind of MMO. We also don't know what it's storyline/theme is. We don't know that they have the same target market. We don't even know if Titan is going to be pay to play or if they are going to try different methods (like allowing people to spend real money in game the way they can in D3.)

    In fact, Blizzard's CEO even stated that the 2 titles would co-exist at the same time.

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2011/0...lizzard-title/

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    Wow was supposed to end 12-21-12 but yo

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    As long as WoW makes profit it will run - why stop a money making machine?




  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Turbodymoman View Post
    Times change. It's not the same Blizzard anymore.
    Blizz didn't change much. Peoples expectations, on the other hand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekrik View Post
    On these forums I hear many people say things such as:
    - blizzar only evar said that wow would go up to level 100 then it would end!
    - when we fight sargaras then wow will end :O~~
    - thar is only enouf content for 2 more expacs max then wow will end
    - WoW uses an old engine is looking dated so it must end soon

    No, no, no, no. What exactly is it you think Blizzard will do? Run out of ideas and close the servers? Do you think they are incapable of upgrading their engine?

    "Sorry all 10 million of our subscribers, many of you paying $8.99 per month, we've run out of ideas and are incompetent, go play something else".

    Blizzard will continue to invent storyline (like MoP), and continue to make major changes to the game well into the future, even if they "only" have 1 million subscribers left.

    There is nothing stopping them moving the entire game to a new engine and carrying across all of their art assets. Or even making a major change such as scrapping the levelling system. Or even making the entire thing more like Guild Wars 2.

    WoW will continue on far into the future. I would be surprised if it isn't still going on in 15 years time.

    UO is still going strong and look how old that is.
    it seems to me that you don't quite understand the arguments that you are citing...
    as for the old engine, that is an argument that the game will need to be COMPLETELY overhauled at some point in the future before it gets too big to support itself on its engine
    and mainly the fighting sargaras thing, that would have to be the end simply because of one reason. that is the baddest mofo in the entire universe, if we can tangle with him and come out on top then anything else would end up being a huge let down.

    It's kinda like what a lot of fans of Bleach have experienced with the past two arcs. you start out building up your lore to make someone into the biggest problem in the universe, he has the power level of god essentially and you finally take him down. then a random nobody shows up that is somehow even more of a problem than the last guy, you must explain why they were not there in the first place, and why they just now showed up and just now became a problem and also how he is worse than the last guy. and after he's done someone new shows up that also had no previous mention and they are an even bigger baddy! this kind of story telling generally ends a series due to fans losing interest in it.(sometimes the author actually makes this type of story intentionally so they can stop the series when their producers will not let them)

    also no one said that once the story stops blizz will close everything down. that will not happen untill blizz wants to move on to something else and decide to pull a final fantasy 14.
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  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by Turbodymoman View Post
    Times change. It's not the same Blizzard anymore.
    True but their CEO already said Titan and WoW would co-exist.

    http://www.geek.com/articles/games/b...book-20110211/

    He then confirmed that Titan and World of Warcraft would co-exist.

  11. #31
    If they'd raised the level cap by 10 in Cata and MoP like in BC and Wrath we'd be level 100 already. It's just a number.

    Of course, 2 more expansions would mean what, 4 more years? Making WoW 12 years old plus. It would be impressive if it's still running strong by then... but then again WoW is already unprecedented in gaming history. So who really knows?

    I think the one big thing to realise is that people on the forums often don't appreciate how little they know about what the future of WoW, the Warcraft franchise and MMOs in general will bring. They're always making their threads so sure they've "figured it out", but really nobody knows, not even Blizzard...

    Quote Originally Posted by thekrik View Post
    "Sorry all 10 million of our subscribers, many of you paying $8.99 per month, we've run out of ideas and are incompetent, go play something else".
    $8.99? Is that the Euro conversion or something?

    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    Maximum level currently sustained by the game is 255.

    So don't worry, there is enough place for X-pacs in that regard.
    And I'm sure if they needed to they could re-cast that variable so it could go up to level 65,000 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abysal View Post
    Blizzard has two options as I see it:

    1. Keep creating content until it's no longer profitable.

    2. Bring the story to an end on their own terms.

    Note that this is the same company that allowed huge franchises like Starcraft and Diablo to take long hiatuses (close to a decade each) before releasing new sequels and it's been about a decade since we've had a Warcraft RTS.
    I don't think you can compare those to an MMO with regularly released content. Those are one-shot games in boxes, with a couple of expansions released later and maybe some significant patch changes. WoW, like other sub-based MMOs, is kind of in a constant state of development and release. There isn't an obvious "stop point".
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    I do think that whenever they put in the Sargeras battle that will be the last of major content for WoW. That said, people will still be playing WoW after that point. I mean people still play Everquest and it's like 12-13 years old now.

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    If they keep putting out stuff like Cata and Mope I could see it being dead in 2 xpacs

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    I agree that it's rubbish but I've seen dozens and dozens of posts over the last couple of years saying that there's only X expansions left and then everyone will be moved to Titan or that once we get to level 100 the game is over so it's not like the OP made it up.

    But it's still nonsense and the original post works better as an actual =REPLY= to something other than a thread starter.
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  15. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
    I don't think you can compare those to an MMO with regularly released content. Those are one-shot games in boxes, with a couple of expansions released later and maybe some significant patch changes. WoW, like other sub-based MMOs, is kind of in a constant state of development and release. There isn't an obvious "stop point".
    Right, but that's partly what I'm trying to say with them ending the story on their own terms. They can decide that they are going to bring the story to an "end" in an epic manner, or they can try to extend the franchise by getting really wacky with the lore. You already had a lot of people not pleased with the lore direction they took in MoP. Eventually, more of the same is needed. You can't just keep resolving major plot lines without having to invent new ones.

    They may decide that they have more to gain by having an epic "ending" to WoW, while perhaps paving the way for a new generation of lore to rise up. A WoW where Thrall, Varian, and many of the other major names are long gone.

  16. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Alastaircrawly View Post
    If they keep putting out stuff like Cata and Mope I could see it being dead in 2 xpacs
    And there we have it. The first of people who don't know what they are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipisawarlock View Post
    And there we have it. The first of people who don't know what they are talking about.

    mist of pandaria expansion? I do not see how that discredits anything. besides someone said something bad about Your precious
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  18. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by ati87 View Post
    As long as people keep playing in great numbers Blizzard won't even be allowed to end WoW. Because lets not forget that WoW is a huge cashcow especially compared to the other MMO's.

    MoP has proven 1 thing....the current Blizzard is capable of creating new lore that doesn't feel to awkward and if needed Blizzard will add more lore because it gives them more freedom when designing the world.

    However having said that I feel like Azeroth has become to crowded in terms of continents. Not sure if their is room for more ''hidden'' continents (in terms of lore Notherend and Kalmidor where both discovered a short while ago) and personally I find it to big of a stretch to have a hidden continent in the skies.

    really, we've only seen one half of the globe, when you think about it from the map's perspective. Also, we havnt explored the other plants out there with Outland. Also, emerald dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarranLB View Post
    really, we've only seen one half of the globe, when you think about it from the map's perspective. Also, we havnt explored the other plants out there with Outland. Also, emerald dream.
    emerald dream was finished in stormrage

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarranLB View Post
    really, we've only seen one half of the globe, when you think about it from the map's perspective. Also, we havnt explored the other plants out there with Outland. Also, emerald dream.
    I'd have to say we've probably seen the whole globe. When you lay out a globe flat like the world map is in WoW it's hard to tell if you've circumnavigated the world without any lines of latitude/longitude.

    Secondly, Emerald dream would probably have been really boring since all it is, is the world of Azeroth as it would be without any interference by sentient beings. Basically Just forests, deserts, and other non-settled areas. I could have seen Emerald Dream as a raid or dungeon, but nothing more than that.

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