"There is a pervasive myth that making content hard will induce players to rise to the occasion. We find the opposite. " -- Ghostcrawler
"Almost every time I have gotten to know a critic personally, they keep up with the criticism but lose the venom." -- Ghostcrawler
I hate these casual Fridays ruining it for real Fridays.
WOW remaning at 10 million subscriptions in a time where there simply is no more a subscription competition by lack of ... competitors in this bracket (> 500K), you actually make sentences like these ???
The rest stands at 0.000.000 subs and had to go free to play in order to survive.
Even COD Elite went free and has no longer a subscription fee dude.
And this 8 year old game trodds along the same subscription numbers it had for more than 5 years...
That shows class. Nothing more nothing less.
Last edited by BenBos; 2013-02-03 at 12:35 AM.
With the buffs to LFR and Blizzard still trying to get the most out of the economically infeasible Normal and Heroic raids they're creating, I expect that right now the subscriptions have dropped from last quarter.
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I realize Pann has already explained what he/she meant, but this still stands for some other people. They know who they are.
personally i think the subscriptions are gonna drop by about 6 million. this is based on reasons from my personal reasons therefore its true
When 95% of the rest of the competition stands at 0.000.000 paying subscriptions and WOW holds on to the same 10.000.000 they had more than 5 years ago, the battle was won.
The sad fact is that the competition gave in: they no longer have the money cow (subscriptions).
Now the WORST that could happen to the competitors is that WOW too dropped its subscriptions OR would include alternative sub plans (like combos of games on BattleNet with Titan/BAS/SC2 esports etc ...
That would simply be the end for most of these free to play thingies too.
Last edited by BenBos; 2013-02-03 at 12:43 AM.
wow took a hardcore game like everquest made it easier and more casual and slapped some warcraft lore on it and made a success.
anyone who could claim that wow isnt successful is the one in denial. is it at the height of its money making power? no but its still a giant.
1.4+ billions dollars for 2012 will be the gross revenue.
Just saying for those who think all figures will be a lie.
And that's just Blizzard. Activision Blizzard's total is expected to be north of 4.8 billion dollars.
It is expected that Activision Blizzard as of now sits on a reserve of around 3.2 billion dollars and no debts.
So far the denial part.
Last edited by BenBos; 2013-02-03 at 12:53 AM.