Now, these two statements go in the opposite ends of one another. How would it transfer any subs from wow to wow2? If we lose all of our progress, why go there? Why not just stay with wow if it means we get to keep all of our stuff? What would be the appeal of going to a wow2? Smart money is them updating the graphics. Like with what they did for some of the MoP things. Dumb money would be like you first said. Making another MMO under the same house (wow2) but a different theme. They would only end up killing both. If someone quit WoW, they wont go to WoW 2. If it was the graphics, maybe. However, for the majority, what is the appeal to return to WoW 2? Better graphics that can be obtained in WoW but is chosen not to? Different gameplay? What would be their way of getting WoW players to go to WoW 2 if they lost all their progress? Nothing, that's what. The first quote is right, they would be killing it. The second quote is just plain wrong.but the smart money say : it can only be Titan:wow2 which will nicly put to rest the obselete wow and trasfer nicly all the subs to wow2 and
even bring in all the past players who quit due to old models and grafix but never stopped loving the franchise.
As long as Titan is a Blizzard MMO, I'll be happy. Whatever world it would be set in is of no concern to me.
After my personal experience trying just about every MMO that's come out on the side from other companies since I started playing WoW, Blizzard is the only one who comes close to the quality I'm looking for in an MMO... I've pretty much settled myself to stay where I am until Blizzard releases another. Which I would hope is soon.
Right now, I am pretty damn sure Blizzard CEO's are in a state of crisis as the sub number for WoW keeps dwindling and revenues goes down. They have to do something and it should have been done last year. Blizzard can't afford to wait and they will most likely let you transfer a good few of the items/titles previous subscribers to WoW has collected through the years as it doesn't give any game advantages to those players if they did. But what you need to understand, this is a business, you are the customer and they have lost waaaay too many of us already. MoP has been for them what symbian was to Nokia, a complete disaster financially. I'm sorry to boldly state this but numbers don't lie.
Why on earth would you need a WoW 2 if WoW itself is pretty successful and can still manage over 7m subs? I think EQ2 and GW2 was made in order to bring in more subs so if WoW didn't have much of subs then I think they would've made a "WoW 2". Besides, the expansion system is pretty great to add more to the game
There won't be a World of Warcraft 2. They'll simply continue to update the game, the engine, the mechanics and the cycle so that eventually what was formally World of Warcraft takes on the mantle as World of Warcraft 2.
Lets look purely at what the game was like eight years ago, and where it is today. Some of the older content has been updated (Scarlet Monastery, Old Zones (Cataclysm), Zul'aman & Zul'gurub and many more) and it'll likely continue in that manner.
I personally hate shifting games when they're in the same genre. I hate feeling like the work I've put into my World of Warcraft character is pointless, because in ~6 years we'll all be shifting over to World of Warcraft 2 anyway.
With the cancellation of Titan and the immense efforts they now put into Reaper of Souls to get Diablo 3 on track, plus the release of Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, the new direction of Blizzard is obvioulsy very clear: Release more games and push them to the limit, and don't sacrifice everything to WoW anymore. WoW's best days are over, and while over 7 mio. subs is still a huge number, it is better to embrace the inhouse competition of D3 RoS, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm now. WoW subs will stay on the decline, and the other products will absorb the shock in the long run.
Because WoW2 doesn;t make any sense
Almost everything you would want in WoW2 is possible in current WoW IF not for the developers who choose to also cater to people with minimum specced computers.
Given the upgrades the engine has had during WoW, we are actually already playing WoW 1.5 or WoW2. You jsut don't see it because the game needs to be able to run on old computers. If they ever do a WoW 2 it will still allow old computers to run it so it won't have UBER gfx etc.
(I believe) Titan is to be able to do new things not done before in an MMO without invading on WoW players territory. It aims to be next to WoW isntead of usurp WoW (Why replace one source of income with another, when you can have both at the same time?).
WoW characters that need/deserve to get killed/punished/otherwise removed from the story: Tirion*, Thrall, Malfurion, Wrathion, Sylvanas, Jaina
Titan was scrapped at the form it had taken, and the team was cut back to give a smaller team more time to develop a more enjoyable theme that they wanted to develop. It happens all the time and there is no reason to believe Titan has been cancelled.
Redeveloping a product in a new direction =/= Cancelling the project