---------- Post added 2013-05-17 at 05:41 PM ----------
My basic view on this all is IDGAF, I will continue to play aslong as I enjoy the game thats all that matters to me. Ya the game is 8 years and eventually I will move on, but I do still enjoy the game & my guild is still very active and enjoys it aswell.
I feel people use these threads like Xanzul said to bash the game & bring in the negative light as much as they can and there are alot of negatives things, but also keep in mind there are alot of possitive things aswell in-game. It like people who don't play anymore really care about the game, when they certaininly already show they don't, I don't get why they waste there time in here than.
Honestly things like this make me wanna come to the MMO-Champ Forums less & less and only come for news honestly, All I see really is people who don't play anymore shout out the doom & gloom and they say if you don't like it than to bad cause your wrong & I'm always right kind of crap. Its sad
Alot of people enjoy the game still. I personally think NA/EU together equals 5 - 6 Mill (2.5 or 3 each, just an honest estimate) Subs and that the huge bulk of Asia is already gone cause of the f2p market & NA/EU are now the main big part of subs, I honestly think the days of Asia being the dominate part in the sub base is gone, but thats just me. Thats just my idea or opinion on the matter if anyone wanted to know.
Common sense is that it will drop further as the expansion goes on, and if everything goes well (Burning Legion), then we will see an increase again next expansion. How much, I do not know, but only time will tell.
What I don't get is how some people seem to defend the "Losing subs, still much more than any other mmo, so its kay!". You think the developers of WoW sits at their offices working on new content thinks "it's kay, our goal isn't to maintain the subs, it's to lose as few as possible".
Mind you, I'm no WoW-hater, I just quit the game in Cata when I felt it was the same old shit over again after playing through vanilla-WotLK, where I can say objectively I had good and memorable experiences I will appreciate till I die in all of the games, I even had some in Cata before I quit. But developers and a game company can't defend them losing subs with "WE STILL GOT MORE THAN YOU SHITTY GAMES!", they work hard to at least maintain them, and something is apparently not working for them. It's a combination of not being able to pull new players in and keeping them older ones for longer than they currently do. I'm not saying WoW is dying, because it's such an aweful term, however, is the game evolving as fast as it should?
OT: I think with summer and Rift F2P in June and good releases in the autumn will lower the WoW-subs by at least the same as it did in the former quarter, again, it's a guesstimate.
---------- Post added 2013-05-17 at 06:01 PM ----------
The main point being... The VALUE/ENJOYMENT they receive from playing WoW is BELOW the COST incurred to play it. Also, they don't use sub based models over there. Which totally shatters your argument. GG
You also need to stop being so angry. It's very disturbing that you get this insanely, frothing-at-the-mouth emotional when people debate points about WoW that you don't like.